Elavon, a global payments company and wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and California-based Poynt are bringing the Poynt Smart Terminal to businesses across Canada.
Poynt is a wireless, dual touchscreen, smart terminal that allows businesses to accept payments anywhere.
“Poynt makes the payment experience easy and engaging for customers, which is not something they’ve experienced with traditional payment terminals,” said Mia Huntington, general manager, Canada for Elavon. “It builds trust and loyalty for businesses while protecting their payment data. It is also scalable, so it can flex and grow with the business.”
The technology is ideal for a variety of business types, including retail, lodging, restaurants and health and wellness. Merchant conveniences like real-time reporting, apps, and a built-in scanner and printer coupled with customer-favorite features like a second screen with private tipping options set the Poynt terminal apart.
Poynt was started in 2013 by Google Wallet founder and former PayPal executive Osama Bedier. “We are proud to expand into Canada with Elavon; we are thrilled to be the first to offer businesses the ability to create the most modern payment experience for their customers thanks to sleek features and ultimate payment flexibility,” said Mr. Osama Bedier, CEO of Poynt.
Poynt combines the versatility of mobile technology with the latest in payments to create a future-proof terminal. Some notable features of the Poynt Smart Terminal include:
- Ultimate payment flexibility: Customers can pay via chip and pin, Interac or contactless, including mobile payments using Apple Pay® and Android Pay™.
- Truly mobile terminal: Built-in wi-fi and broadband capabilities enable businesses to accept payments at the counter, in-aisle, at the table, or wherever their customers want to pay.
- Powerful reporting and settlements: The user-friendly HQ dashboard provides real-time access to reporting, and is available directly from the terminal screen, or via the web or mobile device. This allows businesses to closely monitor sales and transaction activity, providing immediate insight into critical operational trends.