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Accept payments on the go from your BlackBerry with PayAnywhere

PayAnywhere
By Jared DiPane on 9 May 2012 05:06 pm EDT
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To be quite honest, it is about time that a mobile payment company decided to bring their application to BlackBerry considering how many business users are out there, and how much potential there is for the applicaiton on the platform. Yesterday PayAnywhere, a mobile payment processing company, announced their new BlackBerry application which will allow people to accept payments while on the go. There are several other applications and accessories which aim to do the same, but PayAnywhere has taken it to the next level. Not only have they come in with the lowest rate in the industry for processing fees, but from what I have seen in using the others available for other platforms, they also have incorporated the most features by far.

BlackBerry users can now easily create receipts, accept payments, and more while on the go right from their beloved BlackBerry device. No business is to large or to small for PayAnywhere, so if you are interested in accepting payments while on the go, be sure to hit the break and check it out in action, and get one for yourself today!

PRESS RELEASE

PayAnywhere Mobile Payments App and Credit Card Reader Now Available in BlackBerry App World
PayAnywhere brings enterprise-grade mobile credit card processing solution backed by 24/7 customer support to BlackBerry smartphone users across the U.S.

NEW ORLEANS (International CTIA Wireless® 2012) and TROY, Mich. – MobilityWire® – May 8, 2012 – PayAnywhere (www.payanywhere.com), a leader in mobile point of sale solutions, today announced availability of its highly anticipated mobile payment application and credit card reader for BlackBerry smartphones. With a complete set of mobile payments features, around the clock customer support and an online Merchant Portal, PayAnywhere is the most comprehensive mobile payment solution available in BlackBerry App World.

Vendors and merchants using BlackBerry smartphones can use PayAnywhere, the payment industry’s only enterprise-grade, no compromise, “pay-as-you-go” mobile payment solution suited for any merchant. Created after two decades providing credit card processing to merchants of all sizes, PayAnywhere’s mobile point of sale (POS) technology helps merchants improve cash flow, boost sales and help save money with keyed transactions.

“One in six U.S. smartphone users rely on BlackBerry, with the majority of them using their phones for business purposes,” said Marc Gardner, founder, president and CEO of PayAnywhere. “PayAnywhere is committed to helping business prosper by offering the most complete set of tools and features, simplifying the transaction process and arming merchants with business intelligence and enterprise-grade support. PayAnywhere has taken great care to ensure our app, payment service, online Merchant Portal and customer care address merchants’ payment needs so they can focus on growing their businesses.”

Setting up a PayAnywhere account is fast and easy. A merchant simply visits BlackBerry App World to download the free PayAnywhere app, and follows the in-app instructions to sign up for the payment service and to receive the free card reader accessory.

With PayAnywhere there are no hidden fees; no setup, monthly or cancellation fees. For smaller merchants, PayAnywhere also offers a pay-as-you-go pricing plan with no monthly minimum processing requirement. Merchants using PayAnywhere enjoy a low 2.69% transaction fee and the fastest payouts in the industry, with transaction funds typically deposited in merchant accounts within two business days.

The new PayAnywhere BlackBerry app includes:

  • In-app ability to process sales, refunds, voids, pre-authorizations and forced transactions
  • Easily accept credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover) transactions
  • Send customer receipts by email with transaction details and merchant logo
  • Adjustable settings for default tax and tip options
  • Set up inventory catalog with categories and product images for easy and fast sales
  • In-app sales tracking and reporting
  • Free online Merchant Portal with access to detailed account activity

PayAnywhere supports more BlackBerry models than any of its competitors. Current supported BlackBerry models (OS 4.7 or later) include:

  • Bold 9000 on AT&T
  • Bold 9650 on Sprint
  • Bold 9650 on Verizon
  • Bold 9700 on T-Mobile
  • Bold 9700 on AT&T
  • Bold 9780 on T-Mobile
  • Curve 2 8520 on T-Mobile
  • Curve 2 8520 on AT&T
  • Curve 2 8530 on Sprint
  • Curve 2 8530 on Verizon
  • Curve 2 8530 on U.S. Cellular
  • Curve 3G 9330 on Verizon
  • Curve 3G 9330 on Sprint
  • Storm 2 9550 on Verizon
  • Torch 9800 on AT&T
  • Tour 9630 on Sprint
  • Tour 9630 on Verizon

PayAnywhere is also available to merchants using iPhone®, iPad® and Android™. Merchants looking to accept mobile payments should visit PayAnywhere at www.PayAnywhere.com/accept-credit-cards for more details.

Visit PayAnywhere at CTIA WIRELESS® in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 8-10 in booth #4454.

About PayAnywhere
Created by a multi-billion dollar credit card processing company with more than two decades of merchant payment processing experience,PayAnywhere is powering a payments revolution with its enterprise-grade,“pay-as-you-go” mobile payments system. PayAnywhere’s mobile point of sale (POS) technology combines the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise-grade features with 24/7 customer support. From billion dollar enterprises to the neighborhood garage sale, merchants of all sizes turn to PayAnywhere for highly secure, feature-rich, affordable mobile payments systems that expand and enrich their ability to conduct business. For more information visit www.payanywhere.com.

44 comments

fidowebhosting

this apps is very useful, and i think paypal app for bb7 devices would be much better.

John.P

I'd love to sign up. Their application doesn't provide the option to get a BlackBerry reader. Site doesn't say it supports the 9900 (or ANY BB7 phone for that matter).

Sad panda.

polishpirate

I was all excited to get this app until I saw that it doesn't support the 9930! Bummer!

DeputyBob

Of course it doesn't support BB7 or 9900/30. It seems like vendors don't want BB7. It sucks that here some of us have what was hailed as the top-of-the-line BB phone (9900/30), and here it is not compatible with any existing apps and/or vendors are not supporting BB7. Not to mention NFC being turned on for what? I don't have any practical use for this phone's NFC. I could get Google Wallet on Google phone, but I rather have BB.

mrbquick

how is that the BOLD 9900 is not pm the list but the BOLD 9000 is

fidowebhosting

all those listed devices are bb6 devices and previous versions. 9900 is bb7

FASHER

Well, it sounded good.......

sterod

This is nothing new, PAYD has had this available for BlackBerry for quite a while now.

https://getpayd.com/Default.aspx

bldshd

If you would have read the entire article you would have saw that Jared says that there are other applications & accessories that perform the same task. This one is just the newest one with more features & the lowest processing rates. The only downside to this one is that it doesn't currently support OS7+

glennster28

Is there any Canadian option? Seems like the only service like this for Canadians is via iPhone/Android

terminatorx

Zoompass and Kudos looks pretty good. Although Kudos doesn't have the mobile swipe device for the newer BB like the 9900. And the odd thing with Zoompass is that it seems to only be available for customers on major carriers like Rogers.

sterod

Yes, PAYD does Moneris.

El Platanero

Why do I get this feeling that bb7 will be considered the lost generation. I know I'm not bitter since I'm excited about bb10 but isn't this unfair to those who fell in love with it and won't move on to bb10? Sort of bitter sweet. I think RIM needs to give a discount to those who adopted bb7 to move up to 10. And I don't say that for myself because one way or the other bb10 will be in my hands. I say it for those who will be left in the dark with a os that never got the support or attention it diserved.

shemaree09

i agree! Nothing new is compatible with OS 7. Makes no sense!

Same with the Amazon app and Spotify:

Now available for Blackberry...but only Dinosaur Blackberry's!!!

-___-

Bla1ze

Most apps work despite them never actually saying they work. Only the poorly coded apps won't work, in which case you likely don't want them anyway.

mrbquick

How in the hell is he doing a review of a blackberry app on a damn Ipad! that is ridiculous and disrespectful to Rim and Blackberry users.

Michelle Haag

Oh please, it's a cross platform app. The demo at CTIA happened to be on an iPad. Would you rather not see a video at all, or see one on a different platform so you can get a general idea of how it works?

SlcCorrado

That's a little harsh. Give the guy a break, he does have a point ;)

Hypnoboy

So to be clear, "Here's a great NEW app, but if you have a NEW phone, you can't use it." BB7???

Emu the Foo

Ugh!!! This is exaxtly what I was looking for but not on bb7! Oh well guess I'll wait

mrbquick

@michelle I understand that its cross platform, but why not demo it on a BB Tablet instead of a Ipad. As a BB user I would like to see how it works on BB because i don't have a Ipad

Michelle Haag

I can't speak for the developer. I'm going to guess that it's because
the iPad is the most popular tablet on the market, and CTIA isn't really a
BlackBerry event. I imagine for demo purposes they want to appeal to a wider audience, as well as have a large screen to show off the app.

I'm not saying you have to like it, my point is that there is no point in feeling insulted over a demo that was set up at an event. It's not like Jared loaded the app up at home on his iPad and filmed it specifically for this post on CrackBerry. He actually filmed it for Android Central, and thought that our community would benefit from the information as well.

ffejrobins30

Because it's not written for a Playbook...

It's cross-platform, which includes iOS, which means the same applies that can run on an iPhone can run on an iPad, which is much easier to demo than the relatively tiny screen of the phone...

C'mon people. I'm a die hard BB guy, but please show some respect to developers and what they're trying to do, it's not like they're doing it on an iPad to attack you personally. They're doing it because it's easy.

jnb903

i went to the site....it says " coming soon "

ciabo

What about the playbook?

fidowebhosting

zoom pass is basically owned by Bell, Rogers and Telus and its very good app I have ever used. give it a try http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/1863/?lang=en

EchuOkan1

Just looked foe the app, but coyld not find it for my phone. Also, the web site show the app for Blackberry as "coming soon."

newcollector

As others have pointed out, no BBOS7 compatability as of yet. Hope they are working on this and on BB10 which is just around the corner.

david19897

I just called them and they are planning on supporting Os7 devices they said should be ready within 30 days

Wbrian

I'm on the phone with their support. The hold up is they are waiting for Blackberry to approve the app. Should be within 7 days per the rep I spoke with. She said in the interim we can sign up and get the reader mailed to us (choose any phone as the readers are all identical). By the time you get the reader, the app should be out.

Later,
B.

flybabyroxy

Is the paypal app available for OS7? I can't find it in App World..

icebergslim32

Looks like a great app. Sucks it not for the playbook. I'm using square sideloaded for my business right now. Www.tnbounceparties.com if they make one for the playbook I will switch. I like the set up. Come on pay anywhere. Where's the playbook app! Get it together.

niss63

I could and would use this app in my business. Unfortunately, I have a 9900 which is not supported.

:(

CheckWriter

Ha! I went through the whole process without even seeing if the 9900 was on the list. I just emailed the guy who's attached to my application and he said that the whole Bold series is supported and to "choose the Blackberry 9000 and you are good to go"

Edit: Well, I did that but the app itself appears unavailable. I saw earlier in the comments that they're working on that. Guess I'll wait it out.

garfers

Anyone know how to make this work with the Torch 9810? My guess is it will work but I can't even download it because I keep getting "not available for your device" so I can't even try it. HELP!!! I need it by Saturday 10-13-12

UNDFNDFashions

I wasn't able to find the app either. I just got off the phone w/customer service. They said the site hasn't been updated and it is NOT LONGER compatible w/BB. I

Roman Pashinin

I used to be a PayAnyWhere customer and I was disappointed. They put my account on hold with no explanations and I don't see any reason for that. I just switched to their competitors. There are better companies out there with equal solutions. I switched to Square and never had any problems with them.

TWBDES

Well this is rather frustrating. I came to this page because I searched for merchant apps for Blackberry Z10, and then it isn't listed in the supported phones. What a crock on false advertising to drive folks to this site.