24th August 2009 / Tom Quarry
Protouch, no 1 EPoS kiosk supplier has partnered with YESpay, the leading provider of card payment services, to deliver a total solution to retailers who want to offer self service card payments.
With customers' expectations for fast and convenient service soaring, retailers are under pressure to deliver solutions that keep up with demand. As a result, according to Retail Banking Research, the number of self service checkouts is set to quadruple over the next five years.
Retailers need an easy route to deploy this technology and Protouch and YESpay think they have hit upon the answer.
Protouch and YESpay have partnered to deliver a total solution to supermarkets, train stations, cinemas, etc that want to offer self service chip and pin credit and debit card payments. With their payment and processing kiosk, customers can receive a fast and convenient service which retailers deliver at minimal cost and effort to them, while reaping in the benefits of reduced staff costs and increased customer spend.
Tom Quarry, Protouch's MD, said, “With self service payments becoming the norm we wanted to give retailers an easy to deploy solutions that ticks all the boxes and that you could practically buy off the shelf.”
How does it work? The solutions combines Protouch's chip and pin transaction kiosk with YESpay's powerful EMBOSS payment which is fully pre-accredited with multiple Card Acquirers within the UK and Republic of Ireland and is end-to-end PCI DSS Level 1 approved. This ensures merchants can fast track their deployment of integrated payment kiosks in a matter of weeks without formal bank or PCi testing. Cardholders simply follow on screen prompts to process their card payments systems deliver high-speed transaction authorisation (3-5 seconds) and at the end of the day merchants can access and download up to the minute real-time reports on transactions.
Rohit Patni, YESpay's EVP Sales and Marketing adds, “Chip and PIN now provides a secure and fast way to pay in fully unattended environments. Our partnerships with Protouch is an indication of the commitment both companies are making to retailers enabling them to extend their sales reach into offering their customers multi-channel payment services that embraces this payment technology.”