WorldPay, the UK's leading payment processing services provider, today announced that its new WorldPay Zinc mobile pay as you go Chip & PIN keypads will become available to buy online and in-store via Dixons retailer Currys PC World.
The launch marks a new product area for the UK's leading electronics retailer as it is the first time that it has stocked any kind of pay as you go Chip & PIN device. The keypads will be available in 50 Currys PC World locations UK-wide.
With WorldPay Zinc, mobile workers, from plumbers to window cleaners, personal trainers to taxi-drivers, can now take secure card payments on the go. There are no long-term contract commitments or monthly subscription fees, meaning that businesses can use the service as much or as little as they like, they simply pay 2.75% per card payment. The service also offers quick settlement (with money transferred into the business' bank account within 4 business days) and customers have the support of a 24/7 UK based helpline.
The service is quick and easy to set-up. Businesses and sole traders can simply apply for a WorldPay Zinc account online at worldpayzinc.com or download the WorldPay Zinc app on their smartphone or tablet* and apply through the app. All they need then is the sleek pocket-sized black Chip & PIN keypad which they can order online from the PC World Business website or alternatively buy for £59.99 in-store at the PC World Business Centre within 50 key Currys PC World Stores. It takes less than five minutes to sign up for a new account and users can be up and running, receiving secure payments and reviewing full transaction details on the move usually the very next business day.
Geraldine Wilson, Managing Director, WorldPay Zinc commented: "The WorldPay Zinc device has the potential to change the way that millions of sole traders and mobile businesspeople do business each and every day. The ability to accept card payments on the go is hugely powerful for mobile workers. It means they have the potential to increase their sales while avoiding cash-flow challenges and the inconvenience that often comes from chasing overdue payments. We are delighted to be stocking with Currys PC World arld and PC World Business, who have a strong business base that we believe will benefit from this service."
WorldPay Zinc was launched in July 2013 and is already benefiting thousands of sole traders and small businesses across the UK. Wilson said: "The feedback on WorldPay Zinc has been very positive so far. We're delighted our keypads will be available via Currys PC World and PC World Business as it will bring our service even closer to the small business community and help cement our position as the industry leader in pay as you go Chip & PIN payment services."
Neal Ruczkowski, Head Of Category for PC Essentials Currys PC World, commented: "As the UK's largest consumer electronics and technology retailer, we're very excited about extending our range of business products to include a mobile pay as you go Chip and PIN device. WorldPay Zinc is a fantastic service and meets a clear requirement that we've seen amongst our small business customers."
WorldPay Zinc will initially be available at 50 Currys PC World stores (incorporating PC World Business centres) across the UK, as well as online via PC World's website, with plans to roll-out to further stores later in the year.
WorldPay Zinc Chip & PIN terminals are available to buy today for £59.99, including VAT.
The key features of the service include:
• Pay as you go only 2.75% per card payment - the convenience of card payments without the on-going costs
• Chip & PIN keypad only costs £59.99
• Sign-up in five minutes and start taking payments usually the next business day
• Secure and trusted Chip & PIN technology with which customers are comfortable
• Payments in your bank account usually within four working days
• The service is fully supported by WorldPay's UK-based 24/7 customer service helpdesk
• Ability to accept payments over the phone via an online portal
* iPhone, iPad or Android devices supporting operating system 2.3 and above.