PC-EFTPOS News

‘Australia’s leading provider of integrated EFTPOS solutions’

Welcome to the April edition of the PC-EFTPOS newsletter.  It was great to see many of our partners and customers in Sydney at the International Convention Centre for Seamless 2018.  It’s an exciting time for the payments industry and we enjoyed hearing from speakers representing eftpos, Alipay, Amazon, BMW, MYOB and many others.

We hope you enjoy this edition.

Cloud Solution

PC-EFTPOS has a new Cloud solution that each of the Banks are developing their PC-EFTPOS enabled PIN pads to support. Whether a client will need to use our cloud or standard solution will depend on what hardware and operating system the are running in-store. Developing using our TCP/IP interface will provide them with both options.

The benefits include:

  • Support for any device type or Operating System
  • Support for Citrix, thin clients, mobile POS and hosted POS solutions (web, terminal services, cloud POS)
  • Easier set-up and configuration with no software to install or upgrade on their lanes
  • Ability to leverage existing POS integrations with PC-EFTPOS as it’s simply wrapping our standard interface

Software Release

To keep up to date with our software releases please use the following link:
https://pceftpos.com/downloads/

What’s new in payments 

Alipay is gearing up in Australia and, as we heard from George Lawson at Seamless, some of the statistics about China’s most popular digital wallet are truly staggering:

  • 600 million active members
  • Now a more popular payment method than cash in China
  • Partners with over 250 overseas financial institutions
  • Supports the settlement of 27 currencies for Chinese travellers
  • Approx. 1.2m Chinese visitor arrivals in Australia in 2016
  • Approx. $9.2bn total spend by Chinese visitors in Australia in 2016
  • Est. 3.3m Chinese tourists visiting Australia by 2026
  • 9,000 active local merchants already use Alipay in Australia

PC-EFTPOS will enable Alipay as one of our ETS partners later this month.  Please contact us if you’d like more information.

 Featured ETS Partner

PC-EFTPOS’s Extended Transaction Set (ETS) partner network allows merchants to offer non traditional transactions and functions via their POS application, such as gift card, iTunes, phone card recharge, buy now, pay later and pay with points transactions.

This month we are featuring epay.

epay is Australia’s largest prepaid distributor, available in a strong retailer network of over 23,000 stores nation-wide. epay owns prepaid categories including Telco, Transport, Cash Products, Gifting, Gaming and energy services. epay also provides solutions for Retailers to accept Alternative payments from leading brands like Alipay and WeChat.

In operation since 2001, epay connects people with their favourite products and brands, enabling retailers to sell content including vouchers and gift cards from Vodafone, iTunes, Telstra, Optus, Microsoft, Sony, Adobe. Talk to epay to find out which products you can sell in your stores through their platform.

What are we up to

On 27 April David Limon will depart Mackay on a 1,100km ride north as part of the Tour de Cure Signature Tour.  The Tour stops in towns throughout tropical North Queensland and reaches Cape Tribulation before finishing in Cairns on 5 May.

Tour de Cure’s mission is to cure cancer.  And a goal to reach $60 million in fundraising for world-class cancer projects.  Since 2007, Tour de Cure has funded over 266 cancer projects and achieved 22 significant cancer breakthroughs.

David says “I will never be a cancer researcher, but I can raise awareness and money in support of those who are.”

If you would like to support Tour de Cure and David in his fundraising efforts please use the link below:

https://tourdecure.com.au/profile/?memberId=79184&tourId=1009