Rapadev, LLC, one of the first developers of credit card processing for the iPhone with ProcessAway, has expanded its software line with Road Merchant, a mobile credit card processing application for the BlackBerry.
The software works on any BlackBerry with firmware 4.2.1 or greater, and can process transactions over a number of network connections for that device, including MDS, WAP 2.0, Direct TCP, or Wifi. Transactions can be processed at places such as conventions, street fairs, antique shows, and by business owners performing mobile detailing, on-site consultation or construction. The list is endless on who could benefit by offering the convenience of accepting credit cards on the spot and the confidence of getting immediate authorization for a credit card payment.
Road Merchant works with Authorize.net (both e-commerce and retail accounts), select Authorize.net emulators, and also the NMI gateway, offering millions of existing merchants the ability to process mobile payments with their current provider. For new merchants, Rapadev has formed a strategic alliance with Prolific Payment Solutions, LLC, to provide rates well below industry average and 24/7/365 Customer Service.
For accounts that require card swipe and receipt printing capabilities, Road Merchant can take advantage of an extremely compact Bluetooth Card Reader/Printer, allowing the merchant to qualify for the lowest discount rates offered. This makes Road Merchant viable contender for a retail/high-volume environment.