Mobile Point of Sale – Not always so easy

Mobile Point of Sale is all about simplicity for small merchants, stripping away complex and onerous acquirer agreements – using mainstream retail channels to reach new potential merchants who maybe wouldn’t consider approaching a traditional acquirer  Right?…  In our recent experience of signing up with one the UK services promoted by a mobile network operator and delivered by an established acquirer – no.

The established acquirers may be able to offer a card reader and sign up wanabee Square service providers to distribute by but our experience shows that both parties have a way to go before they get the simplicity and immediacy vibe that has surely been a big part of the Square story.

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