France-based Natixis Payment Solutions is testing out a smartPOS merchant terminal that will combine the features of a tablet and a payment terminal.
The device, which is developed for all merchant sectors, pools a payment function as well as apps to facilitate seamless omnichannel customer routing.
It will allow vendors to select the apps that are useful to their daily activity before, during or after the sale. Apps will include payment, smart till, management and global management of omnichannel activity, customer loyalty programs and satisfaction questionnaires.
Natixis Payment Solutions combines the app with smartPOS provided by AEVI, a ‘face-to-face’ payment transaction solutions provider.
AEVI’s smartPOS will also allow merchants to keep track of inventory and collect payments using contact or contactless cards, or mobile phones.
Natixis said that the basic apps – payment, smart till, customer satisfaction levels and split bill – will be tested over the next four months.
AEVI France general manager Nicolas Lefort said: “After a major success in other markets, we are thrilled to work in partnership with Natixis Payment Solutions to meet the needs of merchants who require business solutions that facilitate client interactions in a secure setting.”
Natixis Payment Solutions CEO Catherine Fournier said: “Our proximity to merchants and our knowledge of their evolving expectations prompted Natixis Payment Solutions to broaden its range of local services for independent merchants and store networks. This is a new step forward towards digitalizing points of sale everywhere with a unique interactive and omnichannel device for connected sales and seamless customer routing.”