The Green Sheet Online Edition
July 23, 2012 • Issue 12:07:02
A mobile-friendly website
Mobile merchants now have a faster way to sign up and begin processing payments, according to Paynet Systems Inc., a provider of mobile, wireless and web-based merchant equipment and credit card processing services. The company recently launched a mobile version of its website to help mobile merchants seeking services gather information and process payments instantaneously.
"We wanted to offer our clients on the go a version of our website that is easier to use, since about 30 percent of our clients are using mobile devices to run their businesses," said Jack Chevalier, President of Paynet. "We have condensed the information on there to make it mobile-device friendly" and reduce load time for mobile device users.
Paynet's mobile website enables mobile merchants to apply for an account directly from a smart phone. Once completed, the four-step online merchant application is then submitted to Paynet's underwriting department; eligible applicants typically receive same-day approval to process payments. The company stated about 95 percent of merchant applications are approved by the underwriting team.
Mobile merchants can also download Paynet's Credit Card Machine App for smart phones from the company's website. The software application is currently compatible with Apple Inc. iPhone, Research In Motion BlackBerry, Google Inc. Android, and Microsoft Windows Mobile devices.
According to Paynet, its credit card application has received high ratings from reviewers and is consistently ranked in the top 100 business applications. Part of the reason may be the app's ability to perform multiple functions beyond credit card processing.
For example, the app delivers a seamless shopping cart experience and database features that allow merchants to store and group detailed product information, automatically calculate state sales tax, review past transaction activity within the history log, and email or print receipts for customers - all through a secure payment platform, Paynet noted. An online merchant dashboard syncs with Paynet's payment application.
Mobile users are automatically redirected to Paynet's mobile website for log in, where each mobile page has a "link back to the company's main website, so that customers can access additional pages or information as needed," the company stated.
For mobile merchants who are new to credit card processing, Paynet offers a six-month Starter Program, and the company provides a free credit card reader as well.
Paynet Systems Inc.
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