Payleven's card reader offers joint printer deal

European payment provider payleven has teamed up with a mobile printer to boost its smartphone and tablet-enabled offering.

European payment provider payleven has teamed up with a mobile printer to boost its smartphone and tablet-enabled offering.

Payleven began selling a mobile card reader at European Apple retail stores in May, making it the first e-commerce platform to sell on the high street. The Chip & PIN device cost $151 with a 2.75% fee to merchants for transactions.

Now the outfit has integrated with mobile printer firm BIXOLON, which uses Bluetooth connectivity to print receipts at the point of sale via a smartphone or tablet.

Merchants can purchase the package for $400, which payleven says offers more functionality than a traditional card terminal by being transportable and a smaller size.

The wireless printer and card reader run for 14 hours until they need to be recharged.

Ralf Bauer, sales director at BIXOLON, said both companies relied on mobility. "The flexibility the merchants get from using Chip & PIN with the printer will surely fulfil all customer needs," he said.

Alston Zecha, CEO of payleven, said the printer was being offered at an attractive price to merchants. "We are glad to have found a strong partner like BIXOLON – we get a state-of the-art printer," he said.

 

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