Global Payments and Dialog Axiata bring mPOS to Sri Lanka

Source: Global Payments

Global Payments Asia-Pacific Limited (Global Payments), a leading pan-regional card payment processor in Asia Pacific, and Dialog Axiata PLC (Dialog), a premier telecommunications service provider in Sri Lanka, today announced the launch of an innovative mobile payment solution that turns a smartphone or tablet into a mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) terminal -- the first of its kind in Sri Lanka.

This award-winning mobile payment solution* enables merchants to accept card payments beyond a counter-top sales environment and wherever business takes them within Sri Lanka.

This mobile payment solution helps small and medium enterprises (SMEs) quickly and easily establish a means to accept MasterCard(R) and Visa(R) card payments through a smartphone or tablet. The business can download a free app provided by Global Payments on their mobile device and connect it to a secure card reader to start accepting card payments instantly. It is compatible with both iOS and Android devices and comes with multi-level security measures to protect customer data from being stored on the card reader or the phone. Dialog now offers mobile phone devices at an affordable price and special data packages with attractive rates for this new mPOS solution.

This hassle-free and cost-effective mobile card acceptance service helps merchants on the go - such as businesses with mobile sales force, home delivery services and outdoor sales operations - capture instant purchases. Customers can also enjoy added payment convenience as they can now make card payments easily and quickly anywhere cards were previously not accepted.

Dialog will be the first telecommunications provider in the country to adopt this new technology for their mobile sales team. Other businesses can also sign up for this new service through Dialog or Global Payments.

"New payment solutions such as this mPOS solution launched by Dialog and Global Payments help small merchants run their businesses more cost-effectively and efficiently using the latest payments technology. We believe this is the latest step in a series of progressive developments for the mobile payments market, and has the potential to open up an entirely new customer base for SME businesses," said Fariq Cader, Senior General Manager, Mobile Money and Payments at Dialog Axiata PLC.

"The launch of this new mPOS solution jointly by Global Payments and Dialog brings a new level of innovation to the way businesses are paid and we are pleased to work with Dialog to introduce this innovative payment technology to Sri Lanka," says Nazeem Mohamed, Director of Sales, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Global Payments Asia-Pacific Limited. "Combining Global Payments' world-class card processing expertise and Dialog's leading mobile telecommunications network, this latest mobile payment service expands merchants' ability to accept card payments at many more locations, helping them capture every sale opportunity beyond the conventional retail store environment." 

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