Ingenico a provider of payment solutions, announced it has signed a partnership agreement with Ingogo, the innovative Australian taxi services platform, to provide taxi drivers with a fully integrated and secure mobility payment solution.
The wireless Ingenico device will allow taxi drivers in Australia using Ingogo App to turn their Android smartphones into a PIN@POS EMV and contactless payment platform, taking payments from all major credit and debit card, as well as processing mobile wallets.
This complete solution enables taxi driver to accept more payment means while improving cab user experience in bringing the best of both virtual and physical card payment options, while integrating convenient services such as instant electronic receipt and automatic trip history once the transaction is processed.
A preliminary 30 day pilot trial with a selection of 250 cab drivers equipped with the Ingenico solution was a success, processing over $1 million in payments during the period. Ingenico and Ingogo plan on rolling out thousands of units across Australia over the next 12 months.
Ingenico Australia Managing Director John Tait said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Ingogo. The Ingenico secure payment solution provides a simple interface to expedite the payment in the fastest possible way with the acceptance of contactless, NFC phones and wallets. We are proud to support Ingogo, as they expand their operations nationally and globally”