payworks and The Payment House to provide NFC payments on up to 50,000 Digitax cabs across Europe
The Payment House, provider of eeZee Taxi, a mobile application suite for cab drivers and their passengers, has chosen payworks to launch an NFC payment solution to cabs in the UK, the Nordics and Central Europe. The solution will be rolled out by Digitax, the leading provider of taximeters and other taxi solutions equipping more than 50,000 taxis in total in Europe. The joint solution will support both contact and contactless payments via credit and debit card and will be tightly integrated with Digitax’ taxi products.
The initial UK launch of the joint solution took place with some of the London Black Cabs in the beginning of July and was closely followed by EastCoast Taxis in Newcastle two weeks later. The solution will be gradually expanded across the country from the beginning of August with Belgium following a week later. The fully integrated taxi solution for the Nordic taxi market (booking, dispatch, fleet management, payments & invoicing) will be rolled out later this year. In addition to EMV Chip & PIN acceptance in the cabs, The Payment House allows passengers to pay with a passenger app called eeZee Pay, removing the need of a credit card being present.
payworks runs a payment platform for developers, enabling providers of integrated POS applications to easily integrate payment terminals and Card Not Present payment functionality into their apps via the payworks mPOS software development kit (SDK). By relying on the payworks Software as a Service infrastructure, The Payment House is able to process transactions with local Acquirers, making it possible to rollout to different countries without the need to change the integration.
“We are very impressed with the flexibility of the payworks platform, which enabled us to get to our launch much quicker than we expected. The speed we gained since we started working with payworks will be instrumental for our future success”, says Staale Reiersen, Group CEO at The Payment House.
Christian Deger, co-founder and CEO of payworks adds: “We are seeing an increasing number of companies using the payworks platform to deliver solutions to the taxi vertical. It is exciting to see how The Payment House uses our technology to deliver an innovative payment solution to this space on a European scale.”