Retailers may not like it, but mobile payment acceptance is quickly becoming simply the name of the game. POS payment services are having to evolve in much the same way that mobile advertising has had to change over the last few years. Even retailers that have established their POS terminals to be relatively standard and immobile are having to give solutions like the NOMAD 2.0 another look.
As its 2.0 name might hint, this mobile payment solution is being billed as second generation that is geared towards lowering merchant costs while giving consumers even more ways to pay. While some companies have gone to the ultra-mobile payment systems that are completely digital like Bitcoin, the cyber currency isn’t quite mainstream enough for most retailers.
Part of the benefit of using the NOMAD 2.0 aside from the fact that it can accept PCUI, EMV and Visa ready approved payment options is that its small and lightweight. This means the device is perfect for payment options like a smartphone or other WiFi (News - Alert) enabled device or application on a tablet.
The device has been certified as Visa ready, meaning it accepts one of the most used payment options in the world. It also comes equipped with a dual track mag stripe, which allows for quite a bit of flexibility when accepting payment using plastic.
Perhaps the best feature of this particular device is that it doesn’t need to be plugged in, unless it is charging its battery. The NOMAD 2.0 connects to a payment system using Bluetooth 2.1 or Bluetooth 4.0. If there is a need to connect to a wired system, if the retailer just doesn’t have the right equipment to go completely wireless it does have a USB port as well.
Best of all, the NOMAD 2.0, put together by AnyWhere Commerce, has software support to communicate with any iOS device running 3.2 or above, as well as Android (News - Alert) 2.1 or higher and Windows 8.1. That kind of interchangeability truly makes this mobile payment solution incredibly useful for forward thinking retailers.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker
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