San Jose, CA, 08-05-2016
VBO Tickets, a leading company for ticketing systems in the U.S., and Payworks, the leading point of sale payment solution company, today announced their partnership which will expedite the way tickets are sold. By integrating the Payworks EMV card payment solution into the VBO’s Android and iOS app, VBO Touch, event companies in the U.S. will now have access to a mobile Point of Sale ticketing solution that will enable them to run their event sales faster and more cost-efficient than before.
Introduced at VBO Con 2016, the integrated card reader from Payworks, combined with the VBO Touch app was enthusiastically received from VBO clients. Easy to install, the EMV card reader connects to mobile devices through Bluetooth. Transactions are processed via Pulse, the Payworks payment gateway which provides a seamless and reliable payment experience, taking merchants fully out of the certification scope.
“We expect more than 50 percent of VBO clients to use the VBO Touch app with the card acceptance component provided by Payworks in the next 12 months,” stated VBO President and co-founder David Boehme. “And soon enough, this will become an integral solution for EMV card processing inside VBO Touch.”
Payworks’ next generation payment gateway technology – Pulse, is especially useful for merchants that are searching for a cost-efficient method for adopting EMV card acceptance technology, which is the new card payment security standard in the United States. With Pulse, VBO merchants can accept EMV chip card payments, but also contactless, as well as mobile wallet payments like Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay.
Michael Collins, General Manager, North America, of Payworks Inc. adds: “With this partnership, VBO and Payworks show that accepting EMV card payments in the U.S. can be quick and easy, especially for the merchant. We are looking forward to many great events where our payment gateway will process transactions through the VBO Touch app.”
About VBO Tickets:
Formed in 2012, Virtual Box Office is the only comprehensive solution for promoters of any scale: whether you’re a startup company looking to make your mark on the industry or a mega promoter that caters to hundreds of thousands, VBO is the definitive choice for ticket sales, promotion and online marketing. Shockingly affordable and incredibly simple to use, VBO has made the tools to success available at your fingertips without the hassle. Based in San Jose, Calif., VBO is proud to say each element of its business is handled in the USA, with all work done in the Bay Area. Simply stated, VBO provides the highest level of ticket innovation and customer service.
Payworks (www.payworks.com) is the provider of Pulse, a next generation Point of Sale payment gateway technology. With Pulse, developers of Point of Sale solutions for merchants can quickly and cost-efficiently integrate card payment functionality into their applications, and securely process EMV, contactless and mobile wallet transactions at the Point of Sale. With headquarters in Germany and offices in the UK, the US and Spain, Payworks provides its technology to leading acquirers and payment providers globally.
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