ZipZap mPOS now offers a USB connected solution

In an innovative move by Paycorp, South Africa’s leading independent payments company, ZipZap mobile POS (mPOS) now provides an additional card reader that enables businesses and retailers to connect to a Windows computer via a USB port as well as the standard Bluetooth capabilities.

Wayne Abramson, CEO of EFTPOS, the point-of-sale (POS) subsidiary of Paycorp said: “We like to provide a range of solutions that will cater to the needs of all our customers. The South African retail sector is vibrant and inventive, but constantly economically pinched, hence the extremely competitive pricing of ZipZap, coupled with transaction rates that are among the lowest in the market.”

ZipZap is the only South African mPOS solution that provides a card reader that can be used across all current mobile operating systems (Blackberry, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Desktop) and is the only one offering a solution compatible with all the latest Windows devices. It is also bank agnostic.

“Because we maintain multiple partnerships with numerous service providers, we can give our customers the best possible solutions to suit their needs, which includes being able to accept secure mobile payments on the platform of their choice.” said Abramson.

ZipZap provides advantages for businesses and retailers that have previously had to take cash payments or rely on their clients to pay via EFT. ZipZap accepts card payments anywhere, anytime and on any internet connection, providing merchants with the peace of mind that comes from knowing payments are immediate and they don’t have to worry about chasing slow payers.

ZipZap uses the merchant’s smartphone or tablet to accept all card payments by connecting to a separate and secure card reader. It provides merchants with a service that allows them to issue e-receipts via SMS or email, as well as view a detailed transaction history via the free ZipZap app or an online merchant portal.

An added benefit is that provided the card reader is charged, it is fully functional during load shedding, allowing merchants to continue accepting payments.

The ZipZap app and devices have been designed for simplicity and speed. The super-fast ZipZap processing gateway offers transaction times that enable customers to make purchases quickly and painlessly.

Portable, light and durable, ZipZap has an excellent battery life. Built on state-of-the-art point-to-point encryption and fully Visa and MasterCard certified and compliant, it meets all global payment security standards.

Retailers can download the free ZipZap app by visiting their smartphone’s app store or, and applying as a merchant for the card reader directly from within the app, regardless of the smartphone they use.