What are your spending plans this summer? Going organic at your local farmer’s market? A one-of -a kind piece of jewelry from the city arts festival? Taking the kids (and Grandma) to the beach?
Whatever your plans are, there is more than a good chance that you, and maybe even Grandma, will experience mobile payments in your purchasing process. You would think that this option would leave some consumers apprehensive to buy, but it actually offers them the experience of a fast, simple and secure way to pay on the go. And this is exactly why mobile payment processing is rising faster than the heat index on a hot summer day in Texas.
Whether you are on an elevator or at the airport, you see that mobile users are everywhere – tweeting, posting, and yes, buying. So, if you are a merchant, it isn’t a question of if you will accept mobile payments, it is a question of when? And as a merchant, what are the important things to keep in mind in accepting mobile payments? Ease of use? Definitley. Price? Yes. Security? A big YES!
Bluefin has been working with Vokal Interactive since December 2012 to develop our own custom mobile payment application, which will be available later this summer. But in the meantime, we will be introducing a mobile solution that our merchants and partners can use in their everyday business. With our solution, merchants will be able to turn their mobile phone into a mobile payment device and provide their customers with an easy, 3-step transaction – enter the sale, sign and print the receipt!
Stay tuned for more information! Summer is here – it’s time to go mobile!