End-to-end mCommerce solution enables merchants to securely accept and process EMV card transactions anywhere
MONTREAL — AnywhereCommerce, a global payments solutions provider, today announced that it has partnered with VisaNet Dominicana on their groundbreaking "Catcher" mobile commerce service in the Dominican Republic. Utilizing smartphones and tablets as mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) terminals, Catcher provides merchants and independent business owners with a turn-key mPOS solution. At its core, the mCommerce platform is comprised of a secure EMV card acceptance device and an easy-to-use smartphone/tablet software application, all powered by the aCommerce Platform incorporating gateway services, mobile top-up, and utility payments, and operating with direct connectivity to the VisaNet Dominicana payment processing network, all supported by a robust online administration and reporting platform.
"This important relationship with VisaNet Dominicana demonstrates the power and flexibility that our entire solution delivers," said William Nichols, Chief Executive Officer for AnywhereCommerce. "The mPOS market has shifted from simple dongles for mobile payment to more sophisticated—yet easy-to-use—platforms that enable a variety of mobile commerce features and services. AnywhereCommerce has both the experience and portfolio required to help partners and merchants across the globe achieve their business objectives."
Catcher, by VisaNet Dominicana with the support of Visa Inc., is an end-to-end turnkey solution designed for small and independent merchants, ranging from mobile merchants like taxi drivers to traditional brick-and-mortar shop owners. Merchants simply connect an EMV-certified reader to an iOS or Android device, download and configure the payment app, and are transformed into fully-functional mobile merchants within minutes. In addition, Catcher enables small businesses with the opportunity to sell mobile top-up minutes and offer customers the ability to pay their bills from many of the largest utility and telecom companies in the country. With the help of robust, secure, and continuously available online web-based reporting tools, merchants now have the ability to manage all payment activity through a mobile device.
"AnywhereCommerce has a sterling reputation for delivering reliable, flexible, and secure solutions that adhere to EMV standards on a global scale," said Fabio Baez, Head of Sales and Marketing for VisaNet Dominicana. "We found the company to be extremely responsive, and well educated on the nuances of our specific market. We have already seen excellent interest in Catcher and we anticipate this will evolve into a highly demanded service in 2015."
"Visa is proud to be supporting this first of its kind mobile payments solution in the Dominican market and to continue contributing to the electronification of the island. Through Catcher, merchants in the Dominican Republic now have the opportunity to capture new business prospects and further expand their operations," said Rodrigo Meirelles, Head of Digital Business for Visa Inc. Latin America the Caribbean.
AnywhereCommerce products are recognized worldwide for their quality and reliability. The company provides EMVCo certified and PCI compliant payment acceptance solutions through its AnywhereCommerce mSuite™ product line as well as a robust customization environment supported with the CorePay Opened SDK, field-proven APIs, international gateway, and a broad range of software and hardware customization options.
AnywhereCommerce is a global mobile payments technology solutions provider with a portfolio of IP, including the de facto audio-jack patents. AnywhereCommerce offers a global suite of hardware, software and gateway solutions for secure online and mobile card-present credit, debit, Chip (PIN and signature), and NFC transactions. Its Universal "aCommerce Platform" designed for iOS, Android, Blackberry and WP8, provides white label and customized software applications for retail line-busting and mobile field services. Its PCI and EMVCo certified ecosystem provides optimal security, reliability, convenience and return on investment for merchants, networks, issuers, processors and acquirers. For more information, please visit www.AnywhereCommerce.com.
About VisaNet Dominicana
VisaNet Dominicana provides optimal transaction management services to its network of merchants and related businesses, offering its customers complete technical and business support for ensuring security and efficiency across operations. For more information, visit http://www.Visanet.com.do/