SafeCharge, a Nuvei company, announced SafeCharge Local – new solution for small businesses, offering them alternative ways to accept digital payments amidst the Covid-19 crisis. The new digital payments solution in supported by Visa and enables consumers to make payments online and over the phone while reducing queues and limiting the need for close customer contact at point of sale.
The digital payment solution Paylink sits at the heart of SafeCharge Local. It enables businesses to receive payments via QR codes and secure payment links without the need for a physical point of sale terminal or an online shop.
There are two ways to accept payments. A QR code can be generated or an email link directing consumers to a secure page where they can complete the transaction. Or a secure payment page can be created and completed when consumers place orders over the phone.
The payments are handled within the SafeCharge’s Control Pane where merchants can manage and view their payment activity in one place and business owners receive conformation of the payment when its processed.
The implementation requires no costly technical development or resources and can be used across a range of mobile devices.
Our team is pleased to not only provide the technology to keep commerce flowing, but the professional insight and partnership required to help merchants reinvigorate their business operations using a completely new payment method, some for the very first time. The more we make it effortless for a business to grow, either locally or globally, the greater the long-term value they’ll receive.
Yuval Ziv, MD of SafeCharge and head of global acquiring said:
We believe that when restrictions lift, these merchants will leverage the additional revenue stream and transform their business model to include an online presence. It’s quite probable that their customers will continue to buy with Paylink or similar means of digital payment. We are deeply committed to supporting businesses impacted by the crisis. We will get through this together.
Dominic White, Visa’s head of merchant sales and acquiring for UK & Ireland commented:
Businesses of all sizes are navigating an overnight shift to digital amidst the global pandemic. As consumers continue to embrace digital payments for their everyday spend, Visa is working with partners like SafeCharge to provide the help and resources businesses need to adapt as they rebuild for the future.
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