Verifone says that it is launching a new cloud POS solution for small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The Android-based solution, Verifone Cloud POS, will be distributed through Verifone’s network of ISO and acquirer partners.
“SMBs need more than a payment solution, but until recently it was difficult to provide
enterprise level capability to a small business,” says Thad Peterson, Senior Analyst, Aite Group. “Solutions like Verifone Cloud POS solve that problem, and when connected to a tablet-based terminal, it provides a combination of functionality and portability that will meet the needs of a variety of different SMB categories.”
Verifone Cloud POS is ideal for SMBs in a number of verticals, including restaurants, cafeterias, food service and sports and entertainment venues, as well as retail. The complete cloud POS solution includes:
- Offline support to ensure merchants’ businesses are never disrupted
- Access to Verifone’s Commerce Enablement platform that allows merchants to reward loyal customers and add value to the POS
- 10.1” Android tablets with WiFi and optional 4G cellular connectivity for mobile and/or standalone application
- Optional peripherals such as cash drawers, receipt printers and scanners
The solution will also include a consumer mobile app, which is being developed by Verifone, to allow consumers to order ahead from their smartphones.
“This scalable cloud POS offering, as well as the new suite of mobile products we announced earlier this year, will address merchants’ requests for mobile terminals that are more flexible, future-proof,and operate at a lower cost of ownership,” comments Vin D’Agostino, executive vice president of Commerce Enablement for Verifone.
“Both developments are initial steps in a series of end-to-end mobile solutions that will package hardware, software, gateways, and other assets to fully address our clients’ and partners’ needs and enable them to add more value for consumers at the point of sale.”