It is one of the world’s most famous events in Germany with close to 7 million visitors from all over the world. On this year Oktoberfest, PAY.ONs mobile payment partner payworks enables cashless payments. Therefor the saleswomen of BavaRoi, offering souvenirs like Bavarian hats, stuffed animals and flowers directly at the marquees, will be using a mobile point of sale application developed by payworks in order to accept card payments and facilitate the payment process for their customers. The application has been deployed for the Austrian payment service provider PayUnity and works with a small card reading device, which is simply plugged into an iPhone. The transactions are processed over the PAY.ONs platform-as-a-service PaySourcing.
The payworks team is looking forward to the premiere of their application at the largest fair of the world. “For us as a Munich based company, it is a special honor that our technology is used at the Oktoberfest”, says Christian Deger, co-founder of payworks. With the pretty saleswomen from BavaRoi, PayUnity now equips one of the first merchants with the new solution. The application will be used at celebrity hotspots Hippodrom and Kaefers Wiesn-Schaenke. Both shoppers and merchants benefit from the solution: “When our customers wanted to pay by card in the past, our girls had to get one of our rented card terminals from our home base. This process took quite some time and was quite complicated,” says BavaRoi’s Managing Director Moritz Gauger. “Given the easy and intuitive handling as well as the significantly lower cost, we are now not only working with one but multiple devices. This makes it much easier for us and especially for our clients.”
The technology developed by payworks serves providers of different mobile payment applications as a platform for the realization of their solution. The young company provides easy to use developer SDKsas well as turnkey solutions in order to facilitate projects in both the mobile Point of Sale and mobile commerce area. Besides the provision of the required technical infrastructure for payment processing, payworks supports its clients in regulatory questions and the identification of the right partners. This way, the company contributes significantly to the fast and cost efficient execution of different types of mobile payment projects.