The Barriers to Enterprise mPOS: What’s Holding Merchants Back?

A few years ago, there was considerable buzz in the retail industry about the enormous potential of mobile point of sale (mPOS) and its ability to transform the in-store customer experience. With online competitors driving new consumer expectations and shopping behavior, this was seen as a key strategy in blunting the competition and giving brick and mortar merchants an upper hand.

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Launch a Successful EMV-Enabled mPOS Solution in 3 Easy Steps

Many independent software vendors (ISVs) in the US service a wide range of industries, and with last October’s liability shift it can be a daunting task for them to get to market with EMV-enabled mPOS solutions that fit their customers’ needs. In our previous blog post, we discussed 3 key challenges that ISVs face while enabling EMV for their mPOS solutions, including the complexities of implementing EMV as compared to magstripe, the time-consuming certification process and high costs. However, when following the right steps, ISVs can combat these challenges and get to market quickly with their EMV-enabled mPOS solutions in just three easy steps.

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3 Key Challenges for Enabling EMV for mPOS

In 2015, the US became the last developed country to migrate to EMV – a new more secure payment acceptance system. EMV has had tremendous success in many other countries, such as the UK, Australia, and Canada, in curbing credit card fraud. Merchants in the US are now required to upgrade their payment technology to accept EMV cards to avoid the liability of any chargebacks due to fraud. Many big box retailers have proactively upgraded their payment technology to accept EMV, however, many small merchants are falling behind.

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IMPACT REPORT: 451 Research Weighs in On Ingenico’s mPOS EMV SDK

The evolution of the POS led to the founding of mPOS which revolutionized the world of payments. Among many benefits, mPOS enables merchants to accept multiple forms of cashless payments anywhere. Whether it is within the store in the aisle or even out on the streets at a farmer’s market, merchants are no longer limiting themselves to accepting just cash as payment. According to a report by 451 Research the global mPOS installed base will grow at a CAGR of 32 percent between 2015 and 2019 – exceeding 54 million units by the end of that time frame. With this growth in sight, retailers, ISVs, and developers need to think about integrating payments into their innovative business applications. A big obstacle for these ISVs and developers is the EMV migration. The long and expensive process of EMV certification delays an ISV’s go-to-market plan for their solution. What these ISVs and developers need is a power SDK to do the heavy lifting of these certifications for them.

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2016 Payment Predictions from Industry Experts - Part II

As some of you may have already read in our first blog post of the three part series, we recently had the opportunity to interview our partners and Ingenico experts regarding their payment predictions for 2016. We covered many topics ranging from EMV, NFC, payment security, Omni-channel, unattended solutions and more. This is the second of a three-part video blog series. You can read the first blog post here.

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