The newsletters and newsletter marketing seminar went really well! Many people came to hear what Mary Albright and Evolve Systems had to say on the topic. We’ll be sure to keep you informed as to when the next seminar will be and what the next topic will be as well!
Next up on the company calendar, Evolve Systems will be packing meals for Feed My Starving Children on March 31. We are looking for about 70 people to come alongside us and help out. Community service and organizations like Feed My Starving Children are important to us at Evolve Systems. As we’ve been blessed, so we also want bless and help out others. If you think you have the time to come swing by, perhaps during your lunch break, we’d love to have you come help! For more details, visit Feed My Starving Children.
We mentioned earlier on the Evolve Blog that Apple was declining to put Near Field Communication technology in the iPhone 5. Well, that’s one rumor at least…other rumors say that the technology may still be in the iPhone 5. We’ll have to wait and see. But one thing is for certain! Wave and Pay NFC Credit Cards are definitely in bound (Fast Company).
We knew Verifone, one of the biggest players in the handheld credit card processing unit market, was going to be adding NFC to all its new handsets, but the company has just set out exactly how and why it’s making this move. The company, conscious that there will be a number of competing NFC protocols (at least at first) is making its handsets compatible with a broad range of NFC systems. By working hard on the design, Verifone’s reduced the cost of including NFC processing equipment in its point of sale terminals to just $30 to $35, from an initial cost of around $100.
Just how the cost of accepting cards was pushed onto retailers at first, but now the model is changing as new players (like Jack Dorsey’s Square) enter the game, Verifone sees scope for innovation in who’ll pay for the NFC facilities–particularly if players in this new market want to have a say in how the tech works, which is an incentive for them to bear some of the technical costs. To assist, Verifone’s offering a novel deal to end-user merchants to actually manage the NFC capabilities of the handsets for them–keeping the hardware up to date with the NFC protocols the merchant selects (or is sponsored to support by advertising or hardware companies).
Essentially this news confirms Verifone is embracing contacless credit cards wholeheartedly.
While we are waiting for the cell phone and banking industry to agree upon standards for NFC technology, Evolve Systems offers other cost-effective merchant processing solutions in the meantime. Besides offering credit card processing applications for iPhones, Android phones, and Blackberrys, Evolve Systems also offers dedicated mobile payment terminals which have the ability to run both swiped and key-entered credit card transactions. These solutions have proven to be an efficient payment system for merchants of all types.
Evolve Systems specializes in offering merchant solutions with affordable business credit card processing services that are scalable to any sized business. If your company is in need of affordable merchant processing or dedicated payment terminals, contact Evolve Systems today.