Paysafe Expands Omni-channel Offering With Launch of Cloud EMV Capabilities

Paysafe, a specialized payments platform, has expanded its omni-channel payments offering through the launch of the Cloud SDK from Handpoint, a pioneer in defining integrated payments, the company said.

Complementing the existing Handpoint APIs and SDKs used by Paysafe clients with Android, iOS, and desktop apps, the Cloud SDK allows independent software vendors (ISVs) with cloud-based platforms to provide businesses with enhanced in-person payments.

The launch comes amidst an ISV market strongly focused on broadening payment options. This year US, Canadian, and UK ISVs plan to double the number of payment methods offered, according to Paysafe´s Q3 2019 research.

Responding to this trend, Paysafe´s integration with Handpoint´s new Cloud SDK allows ISVs to diversify their payment offerings through the addition of in-person payments with EMV cards, as well as wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay. The SDK facilitates card-present payments for ISVs by serving as a bridge between web apps and payment terminals, with seamless payment processing by Paysafe. ISVs can now offer their merchants a fully integrated omni-channel experience — a true one-stop shop for all their payment needs.

The SDK is complemented by next-generation PAX Android terminals (A920 and A80 models), hand-held mobile devices with strong user experience that support EMV and contactless payments (via Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G or ethernet). Cardholders´ data is protected by point-to-point encryption (P2PE).

Paysafe is a specialized payments platform. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, card issuing and online cash solutions.

With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualized transactional volume of over US USD 85 billion, and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world.

Handpoint has been a pioneer in defining integrated payments and #NextGenPOS, from advancing the checkout experience with mobile technology to launching open payment integrations for all emerging POS platforms on 3 continents.