Blackberry Users Can Now Swipe and Accept Credit Cards Right on Their Phones as Payfirma Continues to Roll out Mobile Payment Applications Designed for Canadians by Canadians
Just one month after Payfirma's iPhone Virtual Point of Sale App went viral in Canada, the Company is now proud to announce the release of its Blackberry Mobile Payment App for Canadian merchants to accept credit card on their Blackberry devices instantly.
Payfirma's Blackberry Mobile Payment App (Photo: Business Wire)
Anyone with a Payfirma merchant account can now accept and process credit card transactions in real-time on their Blackberry devices. The application is free to download from the Blackberry App World or on Payfirma's website and is compatible with most versions of the Blackberry device.
"Payfirma's mission is to bring efficient payment technologies to all Canadian businesses, large and small," noted Michael Gokturk, CEO and founder of Payfirma, "now consumers and merchants can accept payment for goods and services on their Blackberries anywhere with a cellular or WIFI signal – thereby increasing their sales efficiencies and improving the overall checkout experience."
Payfirma's payment apps let any business or consumer accept all major credit cards securely on Blackberry & iPhone. Users can swipe or manually input a credit card, authorize the transaction within 5 seconds and email a receipt of the transaction directly from the app to the customers. All transaction data is encrypted and fully secure through Payfirma's PCI compliant facilities.
Merchants and developers can also integrate directly to Payfirma's mobile settlement and authorization gateway, which enable any mobile application to add a hosted, secure mobile checkout solution.
"The next release of our mobile apps will enable users to link their settled funds from the phone directly to an NFC (near-field communication) chip within the phone itself," continues Gokturk, "enabling the smartphone to be used as an e-wallet and using it to pay for goods and services wherever NFC devices are enabled."
The app is offered for free and users must have a valid Canadian merchant account to process live transactions. Opening a merchant account with Payfirma is easy, and can be opened directly within the app itself, or on the Company's website.
To learn more about Payfirma's low-cost and highly-customizable payment processing solutions, visit their website or call (800) 747-6883 to speak to a dedicated Payment Advisor.
Payfirma is Canada's leading provider of credit & debit card merchant accounts and mobile payment processing technologies. Businesses of all sizes and industries depend on Payfirma to process credit and debit cards in a store or office, online or using Payfirma's free iPhone or Blackberry apps.
Payfirma enables your business to accept all major credit cards, Interac, Interac Online and process electronic funds transfers and electronic invoicing. Set up your own gift card system or integrate your online store with Payfirma's multi-currency payment gateway – whatever your payment and collection needs are – Payfirma can easily integrate!
We pride ourselves in building customized payment solutions around your needs. Whether you are a single owner business or multi-national business, your business can rely on Payfirma to have a solution that is not only secure and efficient but also cost effective and reliable.
Take a look around Payfirma.com and let a professional Payment Advisor assist you with your payment processing needs. Already know what you want? Get started within 24 hours with our online application.
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