Sportech has moved to expand its ‘North American omnichannel payments offering’ of its flagship Bump 50:50 in-stadia charity raffle solution, partnering with Paysafe Group.
Announced in-time for the restart of North American pro-sports, coming back from lockdown, Bump 50:50’s has integrated Paysafe’s ‘Handpoint’ secure contactless point-of-sale (POS) systems.
Adopting Paysafe omnichannel systems, Sportech management states that it is responding to accelerated customer trends as a result of lockdown, where US demand has surged for contactless payments.
“Fifty-nine per cent of American consumers are happier making an in-person payment using an NFC-enabled card than they were a year ago, according to Paysafe’s April 2020 research” – Sportech and Paysafe detail in their joint statement.
Working with over 120 professional, collegiate and non-profit organizations (numbering dozens of NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL teams) – Sportech states that safeguarding public safety on in-stadia transaction has become the top priority.
David Kurland, President of Sportech’s Bump 50:50, commented: “Bump 50:50 is pleased to offer our partners contactless pay through our integration with Paysafe.
“This is one more example of Bump 50:50’s continuous pursuit of new technologies and platform enhancements designed to help our partners reach their fundraising goals. We are also mindful of the fact that contactless pay is especially critical at this time, as our partners are developing safety protocols that will help them return to in-person events.”
Providing a true omnichannel transactional experience, Handpoint will allow players and sports clubs to win and raise further money for charities through Bump 50:50’s online platforms and mobile devices once processed by Paysafe.
Carla Erlick, Senior Vice President, ISV Channel at Paysafe, said: “Sportech’s Bump 50:50 has become one of our flagship independent software vendor (ISV) partners, truly showcasing our omnichannel payments offering. Further complementing our card-not-present payments relationship with Bump 50:50, we’re delighted to strengthen our card-present support for Bump 50:50’s partners to better meet the new North American reality of in-person transactions.”