Paysafe elevates omni-channel offering with cloud EMV


Payments platform Paysafe has deepened its omni-channel offering through the launch of the Cloud SDK from Handpoint

The launch will complement 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.

O.B. Rawls, CEO of Global Payment Processing at Paysafe, said: “An omni-channel payments offering is vital for success in the ISV space – providing consumers with a seamless experience whether they’re paying in person, online, or via mobile.

“We’re delighted to put this into practice in partnership with Handpoint, enabling ISVs’ merchant partners to provide consumers with a strong card-present payment solution.”  

The launch comes amidst an ISV market strongly focused on broadening payment options. This year US, Canadian, and UK ISVs have outlined plans 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 leading wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay. 

Jody Muehlegger, COO and Head of North America at Handpoint, commented: “ISVs must support the specific and evolving needs of their merchant vertical. Our Cloud SDK combined with Paysafe’s omni-commerce technology enables cutting-edge software providers to integrate unified payments across every touch point, without compromising security, control, or the customer experience.” 

The SDK is complemented by 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).

Merchants will benefit from an intuitive activation with no need to manage a complex network setup. The SDK also supports tokenization and tip adjustment, among other functionality.