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Mobile Point-of-Sale Solutions: A Comparative Analysis

  • ID: 2234854
  • Report
  • September 2012
  • 35 Pages
  • Mercator Advisory Group
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Ingenico
  • iZettle
  • MasterCard
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As mobile devices continue to develop, their potential to influence the payments industry steadily increases. This potential is perhaps most evident in the solutions on the market that enable a merchant to use a smartphone or tablet to replace a traditional point-of-sale (POS) terminal or system for accepting card payments. These systems range from simple dongle-based systems to complex wraparound “sleds” for mobile devices that are less expensive than a traditional POS system but have more capability. From top to bottom, these solutions are revolutionizing the way merchants accept payments.

Mercator Advisory Group's new report, Mobile Point-of-Sale Solutions: A Comparative Analysis, evaluates 16 different mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solutions, including simple mobile card acceptance solutions, more advanced mobile registers, cutting-edge enterprise mPOS solutions, and alternative mPOS solutions that use a mobile device to execute a transaction in ways that were impossible with traditional systems. The solutions are assigned scores in five different categories: potential future impact, technical innovation, infrastructure evolution, consumer benefit, and merchant benefit. These scores enable direct comparisons between solutions.

Highlights of the report include:

- In-depth profiles and analyses of 16 mPOS solutions from 12 different vendors, focusing on competitive differentiators and the ability of each solution to continue providing value over the next few years

- Scores for each solution enabling direct comparisons, as well as the rubrics used to generate them

- Explanation of which mPOS solutions provide the most value for both merchants and consumers, both now and in the near term future

“While mPOS was originally designed to be an inexpensive and simple option for card acceptance, with some investment it can also provide features well beyond the capabilities of traditional POS devices,” says Dave Kaminsky, analyst in Mercator Advisory Group's Emerging Technologies Service and author of the report. “In the near future, mPOS will be at the forefront of POS technology employed at every level, from street vendors to national retailers.”
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Ingenico
  • iZettle
  • MasterCard
  • PayAnywhere
  • MORE
Executive Summary
The Impact of Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS)
Breaking Down the mPOS Market
Basis for Analysis of Prominent Solutions
Mobile Payment Acceptance Solutions
Square Card Reader
PayPal Here
Intuit GoPayment
VeriFone SAIL
Price Discounts for Merchants with High Processing Volume
Roam Data ROAMpay
iZettle
Summary of Mobile Payment Acceptance Solutions
Mobile Register Solutions
Square Register
PayAnywhere
NCR Silver
GoPago LIVE
Summary of Mobile Register Solutions
Enterprise mPOS Solutions
Ingenico iSMP
VeriFone PAYware Mobile Enterprise
NCR Silver Scanner
Summary of Enterprise mPOS Solutions
Alternative mPOS Solutions
Pay with Square
LevelUp
Tabbedout
Summary of Alternative mPOS Solutions
Final Comparison and Outlook
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Figures and Tables
Table 1: Fees for Vendors Offering Multiple Schedules
Figure 1: Monthly Fees for Transaction Volumes from 0 to $2,000
Figure 2: Monthly Fees for Transaction Volumes from 0 to $20,000
Figure 3: Mobile Payment Acceptance Solution Value Ratings
Figure 4: Mobile Register Solution Value Ratings
Figure 5: Enterprise mPOS Solution Value Ratings
Figure 6: Alternative mPOS Solution Value Ratings
Figure 7: All mPOS Solution Value Ratings
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Companies mentioned in the report include:

- American Express
- Diners Club
- Discover
- GoPago
- Ingenico
- Intuit
- LevelUp
- MasterCard
- NCR
- PayAnywhere
- PayPal
- Roam Data
- Square
- Tabbedout
- VeriFone
- Visa
- iZettle
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