John Lewis sells WorldPay pay as you go Chip & PIN keypads in store and online

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Mobile payment solution for SMEs

Mobile payment solution for SMEs

John Lewis is selling WorldPay’s pay as you go Chip & PIN keypads in 39 stores and online.

The new service is said to be quick and easy to set-up. Businesses and sole traders can simply apply online at www.worldpayzinc.com or download the WorldPay Zinc app on their smartphone or tablet* and apply through the app. All they need then is the Chip & PIN keypad, which they can order online when they apply or alternatively buy for £59.95 in-store at John Lewis. It takes less than five minutes to set up a new account and users can be up and running, receiving secure payments and reviewing full transaction details on the move the very next business day.

Mobile workers, from electricians to window cleaners, beauty therapists to market stall-holders, can now take secure card payments, according to WorldPay. There is no long-term contract commitment or monthly subscription fees, meaning that businesses can use the service as much or as little as they like. The service also offers quick settlement (with money transferred into the business’ bank account within four days) and customers have the support of a 24/7 UK based helpline.

Geraldine Wilson, managing director, WorldPay Zinc, said: “We are really excited to launch this great new service which will make life easier for the UK’s mobile tradespeople, small businesses and the UK consumer. We have been testing out the services with over 3,000 small businesses and the feedback has been really positive. These businesses are seeing increased sales as consumers tend to spend more when paying by card, they are saving time going to the bank and not having to chase payments, whilst improving their customer service and relationships.

“We want WorldPay Zinc to be available for purchase with a quality and trusted retailer; so we are delighted by John Lewis’ decision to partner with us and help us achieve our aim of becoming the UK’s small business payment partner of choice, and supporting their growth.”

En-Ni Chi, consumer electronics accessories buyer at John Lewis, said: “Our partnership with WorldPay is an extension of where we’re heading in the App-accessories and technology market. We want John Lewis to become the ‘go to’ destination on the high street where consumers can gain expert, impartial advice from our partners on this new exciting service. The mobile payments market is going from strength-to-strength and we’re looking forward to working with WorldPay Zinc.”

WorldPay Zinc Chip & PIN terminals are available to buy today for £59.95, including VAT.

The key features of the service include:

  • Pay as you go only 2.75% per card payment – the convenience of card payments without the on-going costs
  • Chip & PIN keypad only costs £59.95
  • Sign-up in five minutes and start taking payments the next business day
  • Secure and trusted Chip & PIN technology with which customers are comfortable
  • Payments in your bank account usually within four working days
  • The service is fully supported by WorldPay’s UK-based 24/7 customer service helpdesk

*  iPhone, iPad or Android devices supporting operating system 2.3 and above.