Intesa Sanpaolo and Nexi present SoftPOS: payments now also on mobile phones

Intesa Sanpaolo and Nexi present SoftPOS payments now also on

(Finance) – It’s coming SoftPOSan innovative solution created by Nexi and adopted in advance by Intesa Sanpaolowhich allows merchants to use their own smartphone or tablet to accept payments carried out by their customers cono contactless cards through main circuits (PagoBANCOMAT, BANCOMAT Pay, Visa, V-Pay, Maestro, Mastercard) and via digital wallets (Google Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Huawei Pay).

SoftPOS is an app which the merchant can associate with his device in just a few steps, with maximum simplicity and security, and which It also allows you to issue a receipt, sending it digitally to the customer. The app will initially be available for smartphones and tablets with the Android operating system.

It’s about the ideal solution for mobile activities, freelancers and commercial establishments with home deliveries: in addition to the advantage of dematerialisation of receipts, allows the merchant to accept digital payments securely, via a device that is now used every day. The use of the smartphone or tablet also allows the operator to have a collection point in addition to the main one, reducing waits and queues at the time of payment, thus leaving more space for listening and managing the customer in the purchasing process. SoftPOS will also bring advantages and benefits in terms of customer experience of customersimproving the perception of the quality of the service and products offered by merchants.

It might be used as main or additional POS, ideal for managing moments of greater attendance in stores, delivery or wherever there is a need to accept payments on the move, such as at trade fairs and events. For those who are already customers, it can also be configured as a support POS, which can be activated in a few minutes directly from the Nexi Business portal.

In the last few years, Intesa Sanpaolo has embarked on a journey of strong acceleration of digital payments and introduced functional innovations to make mobile one of the key channels in interactions with customers. The drive for innovation in the field of payments is demonstrated by over 16 million cards and transaction volumes through approximately 800,000 direct and indirect POS. And the 2022-2025 Business Plan foresees further growth, increasing digital payments by 50% to around 75 million in 2025 from 51 million in 2021.

For its part, NexiEurope’s leading PayTech present in over 25 countries, completes a further step in the implementation of your development strategy of the market alongside its Partners, leveraging its European scale and proximity to customers in the different geographical areas in which it operates.

“We strongly believe in the value that the new SoftPOS solution will be able to offer to our customers, not requiring additional terminals and offering a fast and digital payment process solely through their smartphone or tablet. A flexible and dynamic acceptance tool, ideal in terms of ease of access and security”, he comments Claudia VassenaHead of Sales & Marketing Digital Retail at Intesa Sanpaolo, adding “we want to be close to companies, even small ones: this launch joins Crescibusinessa 5 billion euro plan at national level which is aimed precisely at companies operating in trade, tourism and crafts”.

“SoftPOS Nexi, as simple as an app and as secure as a POS, is the innovative solution that allows merchants to make the most of the opportunities offered by digital payments in terms of speed, convenience, security, in complete mobility inside and outside the point sale – he states Filippo SignorettiMerchant Solutions Director Italy of Nexi – After the successes recorded in Germany, Greece and Hungary, the launch of the product in Italy represents a further important result of our investments in technology and innovation as a leading Paytech in Europe”.