The multinational online payments company has broadened its omni-channel payments offering through the launch of the Cloud SDT from Handpoint.
The partnership with Handpoint—a payment platform for integrated EMV payments that focuses on next-generation POS developers—enables Paysafe to provide consumers with a seamless payment experience, Paysafe said.
With this partnership, the company added, Paysafe enables SaaS-based ISVs to capture card-present payments in addition to their online transactions.
Complementing the existing Handpoint APIs and SDKs used by Paysafe clients with Android, iOS, and desktop apps, the Cloud SDK allows independent software vendors (ISVs) with cloud-based platforms to provide businesses with enhances in-person payments.
A favourable independent software vendors (ISVs) market
The launch comes amidst an ISV market strongly focused on broadening payment options.
This year US, Canadian, and UK ISVs plan to double the number of payment methods offered, according to Paysafe’s Q3 2019 research.
Responding to this trend, Paysafe’s integration with Handpoint’s new Cloud SDK allows ISVs to diversify their payment offerings through the addition of in-person payments with EMV cards, as well as leading wallets like apple Pay and Google Pay.
The SDK facilitates card-present payments for ISVs by serving as a bridge between web apps and payment terminals, with seamless payment processing by Paysafe.
ISVs can now offer their merchants a fully integrated omni-channel experience—a true one-stop shop for all their payment needs.
The SDK is complemented by next-generation PAX Android terminals (A920 and A80 models). These are hand-held mobile devices with strong user experience that support EMV and contactless payments (via Wi-Fi, 3G or Ethernet).
Cardholders’ data is protected by point-of-point encryption (P2PE)
Intuitive activation for merchants
Merchants will benefit from an intuitive activation with no need to manage a complex network setup. The SDK also supports tokenisation and tip adjustment, among other functionalities.
O. B. Rawls, CEO of Global Payment Processing at Paysafe, said:
“An omni-channel payments offering is vital for success in the ISV space—providing consumers with a seamless experience whether they’re paying in person, online, or via mobile. We’re delighted to put this into practice in partnership with Handpoint, enabling ISVs merchant partners to provide consumers with a strong card-present payment solution.”
Jody Muehlegger, COO and head of North America at Handpoint, commented:
“ISVs must support the specific and evolving needs of their merchant vertical. Our Cloud SDK combined with Paysafe’s omni-commerce technology enables cutting-edge software providers to integrate unified payments across every touch point, without compromising security, control, or the customer experience.”