Merchant Warehouse Announces MerchanWARE Mobile for BlackBerry

Hal Gudmundsen

June 25, 2009

Merchant Account Provider Announces Innovative Mobile Processing Application for BlackBerry®

Merchant Warehouse Releases Free Point of Sale application for small and mid-sized businesses

BOSTON, MA - Merchant Warehouse a premier provider of merchant accounts and credit card processing, today announced its next generation mobile application for BlackBerry® smart phones. MerchantWARE Mobile runs on BlackBerry's Pearl, Storm, Curve or Bold and offers the enhanced capability to use a highly secure Bluetooth card swipe device that brings ease of use, lower processing costs and security to "on the go" businesses. This free application is now available for download on Merchant Warehouse's MerchantWARE Mobile BlackBerry Page and will soon be available on Blackberry App World.

With a growing need for convenient payment options, contractors, delivery people, tradeshow vendors, and anyone else looking to accept credit cards wherever their business takes them, can now securely process credit card transactions. This application promises to save valuable time and money with immediate approvals as well as the convenience of automatic email receipts.

Whether credit card information is swiped or keyed-in to the BlackBerry device, all data is stored on Merchant Warehouse's secure servers, not the mobile device, providing peace of mind to customers, merchants and salespeople.

"We are thrilled with the success of our recent iPhone credit card processing application," said Henry Helgeson, president and co-CEO of Merchant Warehouse. "In the last month alone, we have had many thousands of downloads and terrific feedback from users. I am confident that the increased functionality of the BlackBerry application is going to take mobile payments to the next level. We are excited to offer this innovative processing solution to our current and prospective customers."

Features of MerchantWARE Mobile for the BlackBerry include:

  • Secure transactions in real time, including sales, refunds and voids;
  • Lower Interchange costs by swiping with Bluetooth card reader;
  • Free application;
  • Robust detailed transaction reporting;
  • No additional gateway or cellular access fees;
  • Email receipts for merchant and customer;
  • Encrypted and secure SSL connections for safely transmitting customer information;
  • Complies with PCI DSS/PABP;
  • Automatic end of day batch processing;
  • Access to the MerchantWARE Virtual Terminal enabling users to process transactions through the same merchant account from any web connected computer.

"In Q1 of this year, BlackBerry devices were in three of the top five positions for smart phone popularity. This was a driving factor in our decision to grow our mobile offering with BlackBerry", said Helgeson."We look forward to continuing to expand our mobile application offerings with a Window's Mobile device in the near future and continuous improvements to our already successful applications."

More information on MerchantWARE Mobile is available at; http://merchantwarehouse.com/merchantware-mobile

BlackBerry® is a registered trademark of RIM.

About Merchant Warehouse
Merchant Warehouse was founded in 1998 on the principle that businesses should be able to purchase credit card processing software, POS equipment and merchant accounts at reasonable prices. With over 80,000 merchants served in the last 11 years, Merchant Warehouse now sets the standard for price, innovation, customer service and integrity. The company continues to lead the industry with groundbreaking technology initiatives: MerchantWARE®, a suite of sophisticated payment processing solutions for all types of businesses, which brings a new level of data security beyond PCI compliance; BINsmartTM, which evaluates credit card transactions to find the greatest potential savings and MerchantWARE Mobile, a free credit card processing application available for the iPhone, BlackBerry and soon Windows Mobile devices. Merchant Warehouse has been named the ETA 2009 ISO of the Year, Business Solutions' Best Channel Vendor for 2009 and is a two time recipient of the Boston Business Journal Pacesetter Award. The company is committed to community and charitable involvement and ongoing high ethical standards.For more information, please visit http://merchantwarehouse.com/ or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MWarehouse.