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article imageCanada’s first Blackberry mobile payment app now available

By Cendrine Marrouat     Sep 2, 2011 in Technology
Canadian businesses can now process credit card transactions directly on their smartphones and send eReceipts anywhere thanks to Payfirma’s new app for Blackberry.
On August 30, 2011, Payfirma, a Vancouver-based provider of payment acceptance products and financial technology solutions, released the first-ever Blackberry mobile payment application in Canada.
With this new (and free) app, any Payfirma merchant account holder can accept major credit cards; authorize and process transactions in real-time directly on their mobile devices; and deliver eReceipts right into their customers’ inboxes. The app is also fully PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant, which allows for data encryption. Further, it does not store clients’ card information.
“Payfirma’s mission is to bring efficient payment technologies to all Canadian businesses, large and small,” says Michael Gokturk, CEO and founder of Payfirma, in the press release announcing the news. “Now consumers and merchants can accept payment for goods and services on their Blackberries anywhere with a cellular or WIFI signal – thereby increasing their sales efficiencies and improving the overall checkout experience.”
Payfirma’s payment apps allow businesses and / or consumers to accept all major credit cards securely on their Blackberry and iPhone. The company’s future new batch of mobile apps will turn smartphones equipped with NFC (near-field communication) chips into e-wallets, allowing users to purchase goods and services wherever NFC devices are enabled.
The Blackberry Mobile Payment App is compatible with most versions of the Blackberry device. To download it, visit the Blackberry App World website or Payfirma’s website. A valid Canadian merchant account with Payfirma is required to start processing transactions. New accounts can be opened within the app itself or by clicking here.
Payfirma provides credit and debit card merchant accounts and mobile payment processing technologies, allowing businesses to handle electronic funds transfers and electronic invoicing. For more information, visit
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