POS SOLUTIONS

VizyPay Launches VizyPOS, an All-In-One Payment Processing App for PAX POS Systems that Streamlines Transfers and Offers Data-Driven Insights

VizyPay | April 05, 2021

The VizyPOS App for PAX Technology point-of-sale (POS) systems is now available on the PAX App Market, according to VizyPay, the largest payment processing provider for small businesses. The app delivers comprehensive features that allow retailers to monitor all aspects of their transactions within their enterprise and solves major market pain points such as a lack of data analytics and split tender solutions for cash discounting.

Until now, retailers have been required to buy expensive POS stations that require monthly software subscriptions, resulting in additional fees that can be prohibitively expensive for small to medium-sized businesses. VizyPay's new VizyPOS platform is designed for retailers who want greater convenience. It replaces the need for cash registers and conventional payment terminals, lowering monthly overhead costs.

“We took a close look at the existing pain points merchants have and worked to create a solution for them while developing the app,” said Dang Saengchanpheng, Director of Fintech Development and Data Analytics. “Right from the start, we needed a comprehensive solution that offered well-rounded skills for our partners. Although other payment processing options are available in the PAX App Market, we designed our solution to have more specialized functionality. We decided to go beyond and beyond with the reporting functionality in particular. Merchants can now easily see crucial data such as their top revenue-generating products and services, real-time batch reporting, and much more which was previously unavailable."

The VizyPOS app simplifies and manages all aspects of the payment process for retailers. When a retailer downloads the application, they can begin entering their entire inventory of products or services, which can also be handled from the VizyPOS Portal, a supplementary website for the app. They will then take advantage of the platform's extensive capabilities. Amongst all the main features are:

• Cash Discount Program (CDP) split tender—a widely sought-after feature of the industry, retailers can now easily split CDP payments.

• Merchant inventory ranking system—the VizyPOS Portal will strategically notify merchants of which items are the best for their market by ranking each commodity based on profit margin, volume, and the number of transactions.

• Transaction analytics—in addition to the inventory ranking system, the application provides real-time transaction info, enabling the retailer to gain strategic information to help accelerate their business forward.

• Implementation of the Cash Discount Program—After uploading goods or services, retailers that have signed up to use VizyPay's exclusive CDP can conveniently enforce it with only a few taps inside the application.

The VizyPOS application is available for free to all VizyPay users and is currently designed for retail merchants. It is also compatible with the A80 and A920 PAX terminals.

About VizyPay

VizyPay was founded in West Des Moines, Iowa, by three entrepreneurs who had previous small business ownership and extensive credit card processing experience. Their combined knowledge of these various sectors resulted in the ideal cocktail for a credit card processing company that genuinely looked out for the business owner. VizyPay is quickly spreading because it is transparent and simple in an industry that is known for being complicated and manipulative. Their business model is one-of-a-kind and making a big name for itself around the country.

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The global economy is increasingly turning to e-commerce: whether for online shopping between consumers and businesses, from consumer to consumer, or business to business. Traditional and digital worlds are also closely integrated with omni-channel solutions and business models mixing offline, online and even virtual experiences. Consumers in stores use more and more digital devices (their own or the ones provided by the retailer) to virtually try clothes and customize the goods they will then order, buy products that are either out of stock or not sold in stores, scan product labels to check availabilities, and arrange delivery and returns.


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ROVENSA becomes global leader in BioSolutions through the integration of COSMOCEL

ROVENSA | May 27, 2022

ROVENSA, a global leader of agricultural inputs for sustainable agriculture, announces that it has agreed to integrate COSMOCEL, a leading player in specialty biostimulants and high-tech products for agriculture. The completion of the integration is subject to approval by the anti-trust authorities. Based in Monterrey, Mexico, COSMOCEL is a market-leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of specialty biostimulant solutions with over 60 years of experience. COSMOCEL's portfolio of over 100 products spans biostimulants, biocontrol and adjuvants. COSMOCEL has more than 700 employees, 3 state of the art manufacturing facilities, 11 offices and 26 warehouses to serve its customers in more than 50 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and South Africa. It has a strong and long-established market reach through commercial teams and strategic partnerships, as well as a highly experienced R&D team. This strategic integration positions ROVENSA as global leader in BioSolutions for sustainable agriculture and it is squarely aligned with its strategy to provide distributors and farmers with innovative solutions to increase land productivity and output profitability, whilst enabling farming in a sustainable and responsible way to protect and preserve the environment for future generations. COSMOCEL complements ROVENSA's geographical footprint, bringing exposure to new geographies and enhanced access to strategic markets in the Americas. It also brings sizeable and versatile production capabilities in Mexico, additional R&D competences, and material product synergies. COSMOCEL and ROVENSA share a similar business culture and go-to-market approach, a critical cornerstone to achieve continued commercial growth and value creation in partnership with distributors and farmers. "We are thrilled to welcome COSMOCEL to the group to strengthen our global presence as a reference provider of well-balanced solutions for agriculture. This strategic integration highlights our growth ambitions in the BioSolutions international market and our strong commitment to sustainable agriculture. The high quality and complementary range of biostimulants and bio-performance products of COSMOCEL, their culture, their market approach, the quality and commitment of their people and management, and their production capacities will give us a unique position to offer the best nature-based solutions for our distributors and farmers, leveraging on our global scale and capabilities. We are determined to have a strong impact in sustainable agriculture that should be both productive and regenerative, in harmony with nature, making crops more resilient to climate change, and ultimately feed the world guarantying equity and health". -Eric van Innis, ROVENSA´s CEO The Management of Cosmocel added: "We strongly believe that this integration will be highly beneficial to COSMOCEL and everyone that belongs to the organisation. Since the very beginning of our discussions, ROVENSA always demonstrated a clear commitment and willingness to preserve our culture and people, which will undoubtedly allow us to, together with other ROVENSA businesses, keep on pursuing a path to contribute to a better and more sustainable agriculture." Rovensa was advised by J.P. Morgan, Uría Menéndez, Dunham Trimmer, PwC, Marsh and ERM. Cosmocel was advised by Seale & Associates, Santamarina + Steta, EY, and ERM. About Rovensa Rovensa is a global leader in bionutrition, biocontrol and crop protection solutions for sustainable agriculture, helping farmers to produce safe, healthy and nutritious food for all. Supporting our mission of contributing to feed the planet, our more than 2,000 employees across over 30 countries, strive every day to lead the change in food production systems through science-led innovation in agriculture, aiming to preserve and enhance soil, environmental, and human health. With sales in over 80 countries worldwide, Rovensa offers a complementary portfolio of environmentally friendly and innovative solutions for plant health & care. From our more than 30 R&D Experimental Centers and Laboratories across the world and with over 800 field support professionals, we are working closely with farmers to help them producing more with fewer natural resources.

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Clip.mx continues to Lead the Digital Transformation of Mexico's Commerce with New Suite of Products.

Clip.mx | May 30, 2022

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SEB & Everyday People Financial Partner to Launch Health Spending Account Mastercard® Program Across North America

SEB Administrative Services Inc. | May 31, 2022

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Toast Enhances Mobile Order and Pay Solutions to Help Restaurants Increase Sales, Collect Guest Data and Navigate Labor Challenges

Toast | May 24, 2022

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Restaurant owners have the ability to increase sales, build guest loyalty and make their staff more efficient, employees can serve more tables and earn more tips, and guests don’t have to wait for checks or wait in a line." -Aman Narang, president and co-founder of Toast. “People love the fact they can order on their own. It’s the fact that customers can choose the way they want to place orders - it’s giving them the option. ‘Where can I find my server?’ Oh. I’ll just use a QR code, The beauty of Toast is it's one system, you don’t have to deal with integrations.” -Ilya Alter, Co-Owner, Dacha Beer Garden. “With Mobile Order & Pay, our tips more than doubled. I split the tips between all the employees…there are dishwashers that are now making $35 an hour, My employee retention is now through the roof, it’s pretty awesome.” -Danny Rosa, Manager, New England Lobster Market & Eatery. 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Toast is at the forefront of innovative guest-facing restaurant technology, whether it be the Toast Go® handheld point-of-sale, digital menus or mobile ordering powered by QR codes. Today’s updates create value and flexibility for all restaurants, regardless of format: Full Service Restaurants can free up server time so they can focus on more table touches and recommendations. On average, checkout using Toast mobile payments can save servers four minutes per table when compared to traditional methods5. Quick Service and Fast Casual Restaurants can allow guests to skip lines, order from their mobile device and get text notifications when their order is ready. On average, guests tip on 18% more transactions at QSRs when they pay through Toast Mobile Order & Pay™ vs. standard checkout.6 Restaurant owners and operators can learn more about Toast and schedule a personalized demo here. About Toast Toast [NYSE: TOST] is a cloud-based, all-in-one digital technology platform purpose-built for the entire restaurant community. Toast provides a single platform of software as a service, or SaaS, products and financial technology solutions that give restaurants everything they need to run their business across point of sale, operations, digital ordering and delivery, marketing and loyalty, and team management. By serving as the restaurant operating system across dine-in, takeout, and delivery channels, Toast helps restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue and deliver amazing guest experiences.

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