Mobile Payments Arrive in the Virgin Islands
CHARGE Anywhere, a mobile payment app and payment-gateway solution provider, has signed a distribution partnership with Tech It Easy, a telecommunications products provider in the Virgin Islands.
Tech It Easy plans to expand their service to offer mPayment capabilities, and will use CHARGE Anywhere’s technology to enable mobile payments through an external device that can be attached to a smartphone or tablet from any location in real-time.
“Our research has revealed that within the Virgin Islands, merchants are severely restricted in the processing of credit card payments,” said Elford Parsons, owner of Tech It Easy. “Because credit card validation terminals deployed have traditionally required a land-based telephone line and electrical power to operate, merchants and retailers are restricted to accepting credit card payments exclusively within their premise. In the British Virgin Islands, where mobile penetration is well above the 100 per cent mark and smartphones are quite prevalent, we are confident that the Virgin Islands is primed for the adoption of mobile payments.”