Alpha Card Merchants Can Now Accept Credit Cards Through Smartphones

PHILADELPHIA, July 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpha Card Services has announced their merchants can now accept credit cards through the use of existing iPhone, Blackberry, or Android smartphones. According to Alpha Card Services, a mobile placement reader is required which enables credit card swiping, as well as a downloadable smartphone app dubbed QwickPAY. The company also reports that current Alpha Card merchants can request a no-charge mobile placement reader as part of their processing agreement.

According to Alpha Card Services, the principal benefits to the merchant are the security and mobility of the QwickPAY system. QwickPAY surpasses current PCI DSS standards by combining multi-layered MagneSafe™ security, in addition to encrypting card data from the point-of-swipe. The QwickPAY service enables merchants to use their existing mobile devices to make secure, card present transactions anytime and anywhere, without the concerns of storing sensitive card data. Additionally, the merchant will not need to utilize a receipt printer as the QwickPAY application captures the signature on the device screen and emails the receipt directly to the customer. The company also cited recent research that retailers are starting to migrate towards paperless, digital receipts in an effort to reduce paper and printer ink costs, as well capture consumer emails for future promotions and coupon offers.

"QwickPAY is a great solution for the busy merchant that needs to process numerous mobile transactions," says Robert Heinrich, VP Sales at Alpha Card Services. "We have found perfect applications for QwickPAY in restaurant and bar settings, as well as retail environments where longer checkout queues are commonplace. Merchants will be pleased that their payment transactions are handled quickly and safely."

"Our continued objective is to provide more value-added services to our merchants," says Lazaros Kalemis, CEO of Alpha Card Services. "We have evolved into a mobile society that thrives on quick, efficient, and secure payment transactions. QwickPAY addresses all these merchant needs with a downloadable software app and simple placement reader."

Alpha Card Services, an Inc. 500 company from 2007 through 2010, has grown tremendously since its inception in 2000 and remains focused on adapting their award-winning services to meet the ever-changing business climate.  Alpha Card Services, Inc., a registered ISO/MSP of HSBC Bank, National Association Buffalo NY, was founded in 2000 as an agent- and merchant-friendly ISO. Within ten years the company has expanded its operations in both Pennsylvania and California, maintained zero hold times for over 4 years, and increased its product portfolio to credit and debit card processing, gift and loyalty cards, POS systems, merchant cash advances, ATM services, check guarantee services and will be introducing many additional new products and programs throughout 2011.

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For more information on the QwickPAY mobile payment processing solution, call Robert Heinrich, 1-866-253-2227 ext. 25 or email

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