28 Jan '19 SmartPesa brings softPOS payment solution to F&B merchants with FoodZaps
Enables F&B businesses to process orders and payments smoothly on any NFC-capable Android device
Singapore, 29 January 2019 – SmartPesa, a specialised payments and agency banking technology solutions provider in Singapore, today announced it is working with Singapore-based food ordering Android application FoodZaps. As part of the partnership, SmartPesa has integrated its softPOS Contactless card acceptance solution onto the FoodZaps application. This enhances its existing order management system, allowing business owners in the F&B industry to process payments seamlessly on one mobile device without the need to use multiple devices or struggle with external peripherals.
Developed in Singapore, softPOS for the first time enables Contactless card acceptance on any Near-Field Communication (NFC) phone, tablet or hardware running Android. softPOS was introduced by SmartPesa to Southeast Asia in November 2018. This mobile-first approach allows for rapid onboarding of new merchants and can significantly grow the number of businesses accepting card payments.
Integrating softPOS onto FoodZaps’ ordering management system will simplify order and payment processes for businesses. Merchants can capture orders and process VISA PayWave and MasterCard PayPass payments directly on their cashier and mobile ordering devices, enabling more effective and cost-efficient operations. The pay-at-the-table solution also allows more personalised and efficient payments, creating a seamless customer experience.
“We are excited to deliver softPOS on FoodZaps’ ordering management system and provide greater convenience to F&B merchants. This collaboration is significant as it marks the first step in transforming the payments ecosystem to an integrated environment that emphasises practically, efficiency and intuitive solutions,” said Barry Levett, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of SmartPesa. “We are in active discussions with a number of potential banking partners who believe that softPOS is the key in facilitating this transformation, and will work closely with us to bring the solution to more merchants in different industries.”
“FoodZaps is delighted to be a pioneer to add softPOS, enabling more efficient payments experience for our F&B customers. We believe that this opens up new opportunities for business owners in a cost-efficient manner while enhancing customer experience and increasing retention,” said Winson Tan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FoodZaps Technology.
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SmartPesa is a specialised payments and agency banking technology solutions provider. Headquartered in Singapore, SmartPesa has customers and partners across South-East Asia and Africa. SmartPesa’s expert team develops innovative point-of-sale (miniPOS, mPOS, Android POS, softPOS) and last mile agency banking solutions (miniATM and eKYC) to meet the needs of emerging and developed markets. SmartPesa’s regulatory and standards compliant software-as-a-service delivers a range of transaction banking services to merchants in a fast changing payments landscape. The intelligent gateway can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud and supports international and local debit and credit cards, wallets, QRs and real-time API integrations. Find out more at www.smartpesa.com.
FoodZaps Technology is an award-winning technology company based in Singapore, serving more than 500 F&B businesses in Singapore and more than 100,000 businesses globally. FoodZaps enables exponential business growth by helping business owners to increase sales thru Omni-channels by digital and online food ordering, namely self-order thru QR, web, facebook, on-premise cashier and waiter. FoodZaps also owns a patent in restaurant management technology, recognised by the Singapore IT Federation since 2017 and was awarded Gold as Singapore’s best innovative digital service product.