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Paysafe wins ‘Best Omni-Channel Payment Solution’ 2021 MPE Award

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Feb 26, 2021

Solution combining in-person, online and mobile payments for ISVs and merchants recognized at virtual edition of Merchant Payments Ecosystem Awards

Houston, Texas – Paysafe, a leading integrated payments platform, today announced that it won in the ‘Best Omni-Channel or Multi-Rail Payment Solution’ category at the Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) Awards. Presented at a virtual ceremony yesterday, Paysafe’s award recognized its omni-channel payment offering that seamlessly combines in-person, online, and mobile payments for independent software vendors (ISVs) and merchant partners.

Held on the final day of the 14th annual MPE Conference, the MPE Awards 2021 honored Paysafe for its innovative approach to omni-channel payments over the last 12 months. The company’s solution allows ISVs and their merchant partners to offer consumers a cohesive payment experience across all channels, whether they are paying in person, online or via their smart phone or other mobile device. Integrated merchants only require one account to manage and optimize all Ecommerce, mobile and in-store transactions. 

Through its long-lasting partnership with Handpoint, a pioneer in integrated payments, Paysafe has integrated its omni-channel offering with Handpoint’s scalable platform that includes sophisticated tokenization without compromising on security, control or the customer journey.

The partnered solution provides a seamless experience for both in-person and online payments from a single portal, while supporting merchants internationally with multi-vertical and vertical-specific integrated point of sales (POS) terminals. This has opened up the possibility for frictionless, omni-channel checkout solutions with ISV systems across a range of platforms, including Paysafe’s offering of Handpoint Cloud Payments for cloud-based POS solutions, integrated in Q1 2020.

The MPE Award recognizes the uniqueness of Paysafe’s omni-channel solution, which gives platforms and ISVs flexibility and choice with their integration. It can be integrated via the cloud or a Bluetooth connection using a comprehensive suite of robust APIs. Merchants have the option to choose from multiple card-present payment devices, including Handpoint’s smartPOS suite.

Carla Erlick, Senior Vice President of ISV channel at Paysafe, said: “We’re honored to see our omni-channel offering for ISVs, platform providers, and merchants, recognized at the prestigious MPE Awards. The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented demand from consumers for a frictionless payment experience across in-store, online and especially mobile channels, and our solution has played a key role in helping ISVs and merchants better serve their customers amidst our ‘new normal’.”


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About Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) & MPE Awards
The Merchant Payments Ecosystem is the biggest payment acceptance event in Europe, connecting the whole payment value chain: merchants, bank acquirers, PSPs, card schemes, regulators, fintechs, start-ups, blockchains and everyone in between.

The MPE Awards is the only European Awards recognizing top European merchant payments acceptance companies and their achievements. MPE Awards history started in 2010 as the first European awards to recognize the outstanding role of card acquirers, processors, PSP’s, POS and payment solution providers and to honor companies and individuals who helped move the industry forward. The Awards Gala and Ceremony is part of the conference. See more about Awards here: https://www.merchantpaymentsecosystem.com/awards

About Paysafe
Paysafe Group (Paysafe) is a leading integrated payments platform. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, and online cash solutions. With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualized transactional volume of over US $98 billion in 2019, and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 70 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments. 

Further information is available at www.paysafe.com .

About Handpoint
Handpoint has been a pioneer in defining integrated payments and next-generation POS, from advancing the checkout experience with mobile technology to launching open payment integrations for all emerging POS platforms on 3 continents. Handpoint provides solutions for software developers, merchants, acquirers, and ISOs who are delivering the cutting edge of payments: where customer experience and management matter, where payments are embedded seamlessly, and where mobile technology fuels growth. Handpoint’s software terminal, international gateway, and terminal management system enable the future of payments, from mPOS and integrated POS to a future without terminals.

Visit us at www.handpoint.com.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Nick Say, Manager, Corporate Communications, North America, Paysafe
Tel. +1-514-452-8747; email: Nick.Say@Paysafe.com