ANZ today continued to set the standard in mobile payments, officially launching its secure payments system for business customers, ANZ BladePay, alongside six point-of-sale vendors who are developing customised applications for the platform.
Developed in partnership with tech innovation firm ThumbzUp, ANZ BladePay is a handheld android-based payment device which is capable of integrating third party applications designed to help businesses run more efficiently and enhance customers’ experience.
ANZ Group Executive, Australia Fred Ohlsson said: “We are routinely told that managing payments is one of the biggest pain points for business owners, yet when we looked at the market we found an opportunity to create a platform that could dramatically change the way our customers do business.
“ANZ BladePay is a fully integrated and innovative solution that will simplify business operations. What really sets ANZ BladePay apart is the software our vendor partners are developing, which is tailored to our customers’ needs. ANZ BladePay is much more than a secure payments solution, its potential is limitless,” Mr Ohlsson said.
Our vendor partners can build applications to include features such as ‘order and pay at table’, split bill and tipping options, ability to email and SMS receipts, and staff shift clock-on functions.
The device will be available to the hospitality industry in March 2017, with it offered to retail and B2B shortly after.
To take advantage of ANZ BladePay, business owners need to be an ANZ merchant customer and use a point-of-sale system provided by one of the banks vendor partners.
Point-of-sale vendors NCR, RedCat, H&L, SureFire, Abacus and Shout for Good have all started developing software for the device. ANZ is actively working with a number of other vendor partners.
ANZ BladePay features:
· Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system
· Open architecture platform
· 5″ high resolution display
· Dual Cameras: 8MP rear facing/ 2MP front facing
· WiFi and 4G enabled Includes 1/2D barcode scanner
· Customised home screen with preferred applications
· Micro USB cable for charging