24 July, 2018

Mobile payments made easier for small business owners

Small to medium business owners can now receive card payments, send invoices, quotes and receipts using Westpac NZ’s updated Westpac Get Paid® app and secure card reader.

Westpac NZ chief product officer Shane Howell said business owners simply needed a Westpac NZ issued secure card reader, which they could then pair with Bluetooth to the Get Paid app on their Apple or Android smartphone, freeing them up to manage their business on the go, anytime and anywhere.

The Get Paid app allows small and medium businesses to work flexibly and go where their customers are. It’s simple to set up and easy to use. Once interested customers apply for and receive the card reader, they simply download the app and they’re good to go.

“We’ve noticed that cash usage has reduced significantly with many people preferring to use mobile payment methods to buy things. This is an exciting area where emerging technology enables us to give our small to medium business customers the freedom to conduct their business quickly and efficiently, wherever they are,” said Mr Howell.

“Small business owners are often pressed for time and they need flexibility with where and how they take payments, without the drawback of high fees. Get Paid has been designed for business owners who want to be able to receive a payment immediately after a product or service has been bought, without adding to their paperwork.”

The simple pricing structure allows Westpac small business customers to work anywhere in the country. Business owners can select different levels of access for staff members on their own phones. The reduction in cash handling frees up time taken for banking and reconciling accounts.

For more information, go to:  www.westpac.co.nz/getpaid