WizarPOS | August 01, 2022
WizarPOS, the trailblazer in Android terminal and payment systems, announces that its Android kiosk D22 will be serving clients by end of this year. Certified under PCI, EMV, and mainstream contactless payment networks, the smart D22 accepts omni-payments either on a multi-touch screen with an EMV card reader and a virtual PIN pad or through barcode scanning, enabling seamless transactions within seconds on one device. The D22 offers two screen sizes, 22 and 33 inches, as well as custom display size options. Deployed and managed on a cloud-based Terminal Management System, this all-in-one kiosk fulfills hassle-free troubleshooting, downloads, and upgrades over the air. On top of the regular Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connectivity, the D22 kiosk also has 4G and Ethernet options to warrant undisrupted connections.
"Unattended, Contactless, and QR code payments have skyrocketed during and after the pandemic. We acknowledge this trend and listen to our clients. Thanks to our in-house R&D team, the feature-rich D22 kiosk satisfies every demand from consumers, merchants, and service providers. It's safe, future-proof, and efficient powered on the latest Android platform. I anticipate its wide use in any unattended service verticals, such as restaurants, retail, ticketing, carwashing, parking, and tourist centers."
-Kaishen Zhu, the co-founder, and CEO of WizarPOS.
WizarPOS, embracing the Android-only open platform and product development principle, has shipped over three million devices on five continents. Its flagship mobile Android POS terminals, Q1 and Q2, have empowered mobile banking and digitized point-of-sale systems across retail, catering, and transit sectors in fast-growing markets.
WizarPOS, the trailblazer in Android POS terminal technology, is committed to empowering secure, future-proof, and scalable payment solutions worldwide. Carrying Android DNA without legacies, the WizarPOS team debuted the world's first wireless POS device under PCI v1.3 in 2005. Designing and enabling Android merchant payment ecosystems from devices, SDK, and TMS to SaaS solutions, WizarPOS has shipped over two million units worldwide within five years, serving 1,500 clients in 70 countries.
Promenade Group | July 08, 2022
Promenade Group announced a streamlined, integrated business management platform for florists with the availability of BloomNation powered by Promenade POS. Complementing the acclaimed capabilities of the BloomNation e-commerce storefront solution, Promenade POS eliminates the complication of running online and in-store sales separately. Operating as a single platform, BloomNation powered by Promenade POS allows florists to run their flower shop with a complete set of management solutions for ordering, delivery, invoicing, proposals, and more.
Originally called BloomNation, Promenade Group has spent 12 years working with local florists and understanding what shop owners need to successfully run a business. Promenade POS was built from the ground up specifically for florists – the complete platform provides the tools to manage online and in-store orders, build relationships with customers, run the back-office business, and generate repeat business.
"Florists are creative artists, focused on designing beautiful arrangements that touch people's hearts and celebrate every day and special occasions. Promenade is committed to providing solutions that simplify and streamline business management tasks with a tightly integrated POS and e-commerce storefront allowing florists to focus on what they do best."
Farbod Shoraka, co-founder and CEO of Promenade
The Promenade POS solution allows florists to better manage inventory, response time, and fulfillment process with one place to store, organize, find, and process both e-commerce and in-store orders. The POS system is designed to improve efficiency and simplify back-office operations for florists. Additionally, it provides a solution to quickly respond to changing market dynamics with a cloud-based solution managed and continually updated by Promenade.
Promenade's tightly integrated POS solution and online storefront put the power and time back in the hands of florists and allows them to do what they do best – impress and delight customers with creativity and service. Promenade POS and the e-commerce storefront enables florists to
Take orders anywhere, anytime, and on any device — in-store, online, or in the back office
Accept any debit/credit card or accept contactless/NFC, magstripe or chip cards with the Promenade POS in-store card reader
Easily manage house accounts and bill monthly or on-demand
Organize and send detailed invoices to clients—with online payment options
Build branded, customized proposals for large events and weddings, and follow up with an invoice
Manage customer data within a sophisticated, built-in CRM system
Provide data security and privacy with Stripe integration and private cloud deployment
About Promenade Group
Promenade started as BloomNation in 2010 with a clear vision of empowering local businesses with the technology, knowledge, and support to attract and retain customers with a best-in-class experience. The Promenade e-commerce platform offers an intuitive online sales and shopping experience for thousands of neighborhood businesses across the country. From flowers to food to liquor, Promenade empowers small business owners with the tools they need to reach new customers, grow online sales, and easily manage both online and in-store orders.
Square | June 03, 2022
Square announced that it is working with Apple to enable Tap to Pay on iPhone, Apple's contactless payment acceptance capability, within the Square Point of Sale app. The new product lets sellers of all sizes effortlessly and securely take in-person contactless payments with simply an iPhone and Square's industry-leading POS software. Ahead of officially introducing the service later this year, Square also launched an Early Access Program for Tap to Pay on iPhone, allowing select retailers to begin testing the new technology.
Tap to Pay for iPhone enables sellers to take contactless payments without the need for extra hardware and connects with Square's more extensive ecosystem of products designed to help them start, manage, and grow their business. With Tap to Pay on iPhone, retailers will be able to effortlessly and securely accept contactless payments using only the Square POS software and an iPhone.
"Square and Apple are making it really convenient to make sure we never miss a sale. With Tap to Pay on iPhone, I can process contactless payments quickly, even on cellular service. It provides a really direct experience so new staff can easily get up and running on taking payments on an iPhone."
-Teddy Rojas, the owner of Kona Ice Vacaville
With Tap to Pay on iPhone, retailers can unleash new commerce experiences and never lose a transaction, such as allowing workers to line-jump for faster checkouts or equipping mobile professionals to take contactless payments. Customers may use contactless credit or debit cards and digital wallets such as Apple Pay to make transactions anywhere simply and safely.
"Bringing Tap to Pay on iPhone into the Square ecosystem ensures that new sellers will have another free option to get up and running, while providing businesses of any complexity with more flexibility to adapt their commerce experiences to evolving consumer preferences and changing industry trends."
-David Talach, Head of Financial Services at Square