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«YANDEX.MONEY» ISSUED MOBILE TERMINAL FOR VISA AND MASTERCARD
Yandex.Money together with 2Can service started sales of mobile terminals for approval of bank card payments through smartphones.
Yandex.Money payment system began to sale under its brand compact mobile terminals for bank cards – slots for Android and iOS smartphones.
Mobile terminals (mPOS) allow small trade enterprises and delivery services to approve payments made by bank cards without expenses on special devices, i.e. via only a smartphone.
The developer and provider of Yandex. Money terminals bank card readers was the Smartfin company, well known as 2Can trade mark holder (read as Tucan).
Intention of Yandex.Money to enter the market of mobile acquiring became known in autumn 2012, when the company together with Taxi Rhythm launched a pilot project Yandex.Cashier. It is interesting to know, that initially the technological partner and Yandex.Money terminals provider was not Smartfin, but the SellbyCell Company.
2Can, and, correspondingly, Yandex.Money mobile terminals processing works with Visa, MasterCard and Maestro cards, support of «Pro100» payment system of Sberbank is planned (let us remind, that Sberbank is the controlling shareholder of Yandex.Money).
According to Yandex.Money, commission of 2, 75% from each successful payment would be withdrawn for terminal using.
According to Nadezhda Kiyatkina, the representative of Yandex.Money, payment system has already came to an agreement regarding terminals using with several partners, including Taxi Rhythm and Naivno?Ochen charity fund.
Moreover, the company expects that all the partners of the payment system, working with delivery and offline payments approval would use mobile terminals. Yandex.Money is used by more than 65 thousand internet stores.
Yandex.Money did not share CNews with plans concerning the number of their clients’ connections to the mobile payment system. However, it is known, that, according to Smartfin data, since 2012 it sold over 13 thousand 2Can card readers, whereof 6 thousand work as a part of mobile terminals.
To get mobile terminals a potential client of the company, legal entity, should fill in an application. Individuals may buy the device as the price of 200 rubles.
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