From chief executive officer to customer-service representative and everything in between, today’s entrepreneurs have to wear many different hats. These small business owners tend to take on a more generalized role at work than in more traditional employment settings, where skilled employees manage day-to-day business nuances. Entrepreneurs need the support of core technologies to ensure their businesses run smoothly.
Now available to Canadian consumers exclusively, Samsung POS (Point of Sale) is a secure, convenient and cost-effective solution that offers effortless card payment acceptance to merchants through their NFC-enabled Samsung Galaxy device.
In an increasingly digital age where people are moving away from cash transactions, the app allows merchants to accept debit or credit payments through their Samsung Galaxy smartphone without having to invest in additional hardware. Beyond transactional capabilities, the payment acceptance system also allows merchants to send customer receipts via email, access real-time sales data, provide sales history, and create multiple staff accounts.
Jose Lopez, a Toronto-based personal trainer, knows first-hand how challenging starting up a business can be at the beginning: “At the time, I didn’t know what I needed to help grow my business. I was passionate about the work I was doing, but noticed that it was either expensive or inconvenient to access the tools to be successful.”
Security isn’t an issue either. The payment acceptance solution is PCI-DSS certified and harnesses the security of Samsung KNOX – found on all supported Samsung Galaxy smartphones – ensuring transactions are processed in accordance with the highest security standards.
“By taking the time to listen to our consumers and anticipate their needs, we’re able to put products that truly fit their personal and professional lifestyle into their hands,” says Jennifer Safruk, vice-president of sales and product management at Samsung Electronics Canada. “Whether that’s investing in productivity tools, collaborating with partners like Microsoft or introducing simplified mobile payment solutions, our technology is helping our customers realize their business goals, securely and seamlessly.”
“I often travel to my clients, so I know how important is it for small businesses to be able to accept payment on-the-go,” says Lopez, who said the technology has made it much easier for him to do business and grow his client base. “Samsung POS gives me the flexibility I need as a small business owner. I always have my phone on me; it’s not something I’d leave the house without. With this app and the Knox security system, I am confident I can accept secure payments wherever my clients take me.”
Samsung POS isn’t the only innovation the technology giant has developed to support small business owners; the company provides a diverse portfolio of business products designed to boost employee productivity, improve customer engagement and simplify IT management.
To learn more about Samsung Electronics Canada’s offerings for small business owners, visit Samsung Experience Stores across Canada or online at www.samsung.com
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