Elavon, a payments company and wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, has partnered with California-based Poynt to offer the Poynt Smart Terminal to businesses across Canada.
Poynt has been designed as a wireless, dual touch-screen, smart terminal which enables businesses to accept payments anywhere. The payment terminal is suitable for businesses such as retail, lodging, restaurants and health and wellness.
The new smart payment terminal includes real-time reporting, apps, and a built-in scanner and printer as well as a second screen with private tipping options set the Poynt terminal apart.
The terminal allows customers to pay using chip and pin, Interac or contactless, including mobile payments using Apple Pay and Android Pay.
It also features built-in Wi-Fi and broadband capabilities which allow businesses to accept payments at the counter, in-aisle, at the table, or wherever their customers want to pay.
The terminal’s user-friendly HQ dashboard enables merchants to closely monitor sales and transaction activity from the terminal screen or via the web or mobile device and provides immediate insight into critical operational trends.
Elavon general manager of Canada Mia Huntington said: “Poynt makes the payment experience easy and engaging for customers, which is not something they’ve experienced with traditional payment terminals.
“It builds trust and loyalty for businesses while protecting their payment data. It is also scalable, so it can flex and grow with the business.”
Poynt CEO Osama Bedier said: “We are proud to expand into Canada with Elavon; we are thrilled to be the first to offer businesses the ability to create the most modern payment experience for their customers thanks to sleek features and ultimate payment flexibility.”