Qatar’s Commercial Bank extends Mobile Point of Sale service by launching with Papa John’s

June 3, 2015 3:44 pm

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Commercial Bank, the first Qatari private bank, announced that following its successful launch of its Mobile Point of Sale solution (mPOS) towards the end of the year 2014, it has agreed to roll out its innovative mPOS solution across all Papa John’s outlets in Qatar.

Papa John’s has a total of 17stores located across Qatar and has confirmed the roll-out of mPOS across all its stores.

Commercial Bank is Qatar’s leading provider of innovative payment solutions and as the largest acquiring bank in Qatar processing Debit and Credit Card payments, the Bank handles the majority of the retail sectors’ Point of Sales transactions.

Commercial Bank’s mPOS solution is adevice that connects to a merchant’s mobile phone using Bluetooth and allows the phone to process Debit and Credit Card transactions. This new solution is designed for all types of businesses and enables card payments where cash was previously the only option. Merchants can use their mobile phones to accept payments by simply using the pocket-sized mPOS device and downloading Commercial Bank’s mPOS application that is available on the Android& Apple online stores.

The great advantage of mPOS is the convenience of transactions taking place via a mobile phone, allowing sales to be made on-the-go, anywhere within or outside a store and can be used to pay for cash-on-delivery services.

mPOS is highly secure, with data between the device, mobile phone and banksent in an encrypted format where no customer card information is stored on the mobile phone itself. In addition to supporting all types of cards: magnetic stripe and Chip & PIN cards, Commercial Bank’s mPOS solution also provides the merchant with an online portal to track his/her card acceptance business online, rather than through paper statements. By using mPOS, not only can merchants increase customer loyalty by accepting a wider range of payments, but they can do so cost effectively, thereby lowering the cost of cash handling and the cost of expanding their terminal network.

Dean Proctor, Commercial Bank EGM, Chief Consumer & Private Banking said:“Commercial Bank was one of the first banks in the region to launch the mPOS solution late in 2014, and the take up of this product by our customers has been very positive. Feedback from our customers is that the solution is safe, secure, easy to use and provides them with a payment solution option that they do not have today. The mPOS roll-out continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted to be able to extend the roll-out even further by launching mPOS acrossPapa John’s.”

Jawad Business Group,owner of the Papa John’s franchise in Qatar commented: “Papa John’s Pizza is the preferred pizza brand in Qatar operating on the principles of “Better Ingredients Better Pizza.” The MPOS solution provided by Commercial Bank will offer seamless payment opportunities to our customers. This is particularly relevant to our delivery business which is a key channel for the pizza business.”


AMEinfo Staff
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