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Mobile Point-of-Sale Solutions: A Comparative Analysis Product Image

Mobile Point-of-Sale Solutions: A Comparative Analysis

  • Published: September 2012
  • 35 Pages
  • Mercator Advisory Group


  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Ingenico
  • iZettle
  • MasterCard
  • PayAnywhere
  • MORE

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 READ 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
Summary of Mobile Payment Acceptance Solutions
Mobile Register Solutions
Square Register
NCR Silver
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
Summary of Alternative mPOS Solutions
Final Comparison and Outlook
Copyright Notice

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

Companies mentioned in the report include:

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

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