News | August 6, 2013

Mercury Introduces MercuryActivate To Drive Merchant Enrollment Online

Web-based enrollment allows merchants to add payment processing and begin accepting credit cards the same day

LAS VEGAS – Mercury Payment Systems today launched MercuryActivate at the RetailNOW 2013 Convention and Expo in Las Vegas. The new MercuryActivate solution will provide an innovative API for point-of-sale  system developers to capture merchant enrollments online for Mercury payment processing. 

Paper-based enrollment is a slow, time-consuming process. MercuryActivate enables merchant enrollment to be up to 96 percent faster than before, allowing developers to quickly onboard new merchants for payment processing. Mercury is the first payment processor to offer this automated merchant enrollment process in the form of an API.

“Our developer community told us this API would be a positive addition to our service. We’re pleased to deliver this product and provide a hands-off merchant enrollment system to expand market opportunities for our business partners,” said John Berkley, senior vice president of product for Mercury. “MercuryActivate provides developers with the industry’s only solution to embed enrollment capabilities directly within their POS software, portal or website.”

MercuryActivate has a number of features for developers:

  • Automated enrollment for pre-approved merchants.
  • Streamlined data collection processes for easier partner & user participation.
  • An instantaneous response to merchant applications.
  • A flexible enrollment process that gives developers the ability to choose how to enroll merchants at any stage of the acquisition process.

“MercuryActivate has enabled Booker to implement real-time merchant provisioning directly into our platform,” said Daniel Lizio-Katzen, co-founder and COO of Booker Software, an independent software provider. “When our customers subscribe to Booker, they can apply for credit card processing without ever leaving the application —  providing them the ability to accept credit card payments the same day.  Implementing MercuryActivate has enabled Booker to improve the overall enrollment experience, which benefits our company and the service oriented retailers that utilize our product.”

Over the coming months, MercuryActivate will be extended to allow POS resellers to embed the merchant form into their web properties. For more information about MercuryActivate please visit www.mercurypay.com.

About Mercury

Mercury Payment Systems, LLC is a fast-growing, award-winning payment processing company committed to simplifying the payment chain in support of “main street” merchants. The Mercury Network™ is trusted by more than 500 point-of-sale (POS) Independent Software Vendors, and 2,500 POS Value Added Resellers. The MercuryPay™ processing platform is the only service that provides fast and secure payments with “fail-safe” high-availability transaction approvals if the credit card provider’s system is impaired. Unlike other processing providers that support their merchants remotely, the Mercury Network ensures that every merchant has a local dealer to help them install, connect, use, update, and expand their choice of POS system. For more information about Mercury, please visit www.mercurypay.com or follow on Twitter @mercurypay.

SOURCE: Mercury Payment Systems, LLC

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