An interesting case is that of the Artisans Union of Milan, Monza and Email List which has entered into an agreement with payleven, a Mobile POS solution that 'transforms' smartphones and tablets into credit card readers through an App and a special small device. Payleven is marketed by the Email List start-up, created by the German incubator Rocket Internet and already active also with an Italian branch. It is a cheaper and more practical alternative to the classic SOP.
Which is not used by 60% of commercial establishments Email List precisely because of the high installation costs and expensive monthly fees, not to mention that these devices are not transportable from one place to another. another. A reader and an Email List are enough. as far as Android is concerned), and after downloading a specific App, it transforms them into POS. You only pay for the single operation (2.95% of the transaction plus 9 cents, the system accepts payments starting from one euro) and there is no fee .
The company will soon launch another device, Chip & Email List PIN, which will also allow you to read Visa and Bancomat circuits and which, in the company's intentions, will cost even less per transaction. The aim of the Artisans Union is to accompany the 16 thousand associated companies towards new technologies. The agreement, the first in Italy of payleven with a trade Email List association, also provides for two months of free transactions and ad hoc promotions for artisans who have a large number of payments.