Mobile retailing solutions provider, DoubleBeam, has announced the first e-Check app for local merchants built on the Leaf commerce platform. Small and medium size businesses (SMBs) using the app will be able to accept and bank customer checks more quickly.
Once the app is downloaded on to merchants’ LeafPresenter POS it can then start processing checks by taking pictures of them with the tablet’s built-in camera. Additionally, merchants will be able to work with virtually any payment provider.
DoubleBeam CEO Ted Tekippe, said: “Leaf has done a great job focusing on the needs of SMBs and building an open and accommodating platform to meet their varying needs. We’re very excited to partner with Leaf and leverage our mobile SDK to add value to their solution, merchant customers, and ultimately provide flexibility of payments to consumers.”
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