Leaf have unveiled an open approach to payment acceptance, giving small businesses the freedom to work with the payment provider of their choice, as well as the ability to accept new forms of payment such as LevelUp, all from one device.
In the highly fragmented payments industry, merchants who want to take advantage of novel methods of payment and customer interaction are left with the task of managing solutions pieced together from multiple sources.
Leaf’s solution enables merchants to choose from a list of more than two dozen credit card, gift card and next generation payment providers within its partner program, which it plans to grow in the coming months. Merchants that maintain existing accounts with payment processors need to simply provide account information to Leaf in order to begin processing payments on the LeafPresenter, Leaf’s built-for-business tablet.
“The barriers to adopting next generation payment and loyalty solutions are not for lack of innovation – there are many pioneering minds in the startup and traditional community with exciting approaches,” said Leaf CEO Aron Schwarzkopf. “The real challenge in adoption occurs because it’s not easy enough for merchants to discover and implement new approaches. The open nature of Leaf’s platform removes the barriers and provides and easy solution for both merchants and payment providers.”
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