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Canadian-Based Payfirma Launches Mobile Payment Service

Submitted by on June 20, 2011 – 10:08 am

These days just about everyone is jumping or looking into the mobile payment, Facebook, Paypal, Visa and many others all want to be a player in this growing space. Canada has been relatively quiet in this space, until this month when Michael Gokturk, Founder and Former CEO of payment processor VersaPay launched Payfirma. Payfirma offers a range of Credit Card, Mobile Payment, eCommerce and Integrated Point-Of-Sale solutions, but this month they launched their mobile app for the iPhone and iPad.

“Canadian consumers and businesses are extremely technology literate and savvy,” says Michael Gokturk, Founder & CEO of Payfirma, Canada’s leading innovator of payment processing technologies & services. “They are always seeking efficient and secure means of transacting financially with one another, and our mobile payment app enables them to do just that.”

Payfirma’s proprietary app lets any business or consumer accept all major credit cards securely on an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Users can swipe or manually input a credit card, capture a digital signature on the screen, and authorize the transaction within 10 seconds. A customizable receipt can then be emailed directly to the customer from within the app.
The app is free, but users must have a valid Canadian merchant account to process live transactions.

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Dave Forde

Dave “The Connector” Forde has been involved in the technology industry across Canada for over 10 years in sales and marketing roles, he launched PR In Canada, and on Profectio.

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