By: 26 March 2024

Agreement with leading Nordic technology company to benefit merchants across Europe by turning any Android device into a payment terminal

Elavon and Softpay offer new SoftPOS solution

Elavon customers in Europe can now accept card payments using their smartphones after the global payments provider partnered with Danish company Softpay.

The new technology will allow merchants to turn any Android mobile device into a fully card-present payments terminal. All that’s needed is to download an application that integrates with the Elavon payments platform. No additional hardware is necessary.  

Elavon and Softpay teamed up after seeing a huge demand for a SoftPOS product like this. It’ll be of particular help to small and new businesses. They’ll be able to start taking payments instantly, giving owners time to focus on other important aspects of running and growing a business. 

Hemlata Narasimhan, president in Europe at Elavon, says: “Enabling small business owners to take fast, simple payments to meet the needs of their customers—and get paid themselves in an efficient manner—is critical to their business growth. Our SoftPOS solution with Softpay does that.” 

The global acquiring capabilities of Elavon differentiated it from other local payment providers, giving technology partners and resellers the ability to scale and grow globally. Elavon has payment technology partners and sales operations in all major European regions with multi-language customer support. It offers more than 130 currencies and settlement capabilities. 

Martin Lansinger, head of sales, Nordics for Elavon, says: “Partnerships are fundamental to providing our technology partners and resellers with the solutions they need to meet the needs of their customers. We’re pleased to work with Softpay on this solution, which will give small businesses across Europe the necessary tools to grow.” 

Ivan Sandqvist, Softpay co-founder, says: “We’re proud to be partnering with Elavon to deliver our Softpay SoftPOS solution to payment technology partners and payment resellers. Our Softpay app with Elavon’s merchant services enables these partners to deliver a revolutionary payment solution, completely off the shelf without the need of expensive traditional payment terminals to their merchants.”

Images: Elavon, Softpay

Robert Welbourn
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