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An app that tells you exactly where there are available discounts? Sounds too good to be true. I downloaded this app, and it is true!

After downloading via my phone’s store, (available on iTunes, google Play and for Blackberry ), I completed the easy sign-up process, and then I was spoilt with competitions as well as vouchers and coupons for discounts and free items. These are available via voucher codes, links to the retailer websites, it saves on your app, and you can even print out a voucher. The service is available via the app, as well as on the vouchercloud website.

The vouchers, coupons, and links all display the expiry date, as well as the available days that it may be redeemed. The app detects your location via your phones GPS, and tells you where the available offers are closest to you.

You can even browse via category to have a look at what you may be in the hunt for, be it dining, travel, fashion, gardening, electrical, sports and much more.

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Powered by Vodacom, vouchercloud boasts deals/offering from the largest retailers, brands & franchises available to our country. Download the app or have a look at the website. Its easy to use, and will benefit every type of consumer looking for a good deal.

 

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Festive fever has hit with full force and to reward you for all your Christmas spending, Eastgate Mall wants to give back to you.

This season, Eastgate Mall is the gift that keeps on giving as they give shoppers the opportunity to walk away R50 000 richer with their gift card giveaway. Spend R300 or more at the mall, pop your slip in their draw box at the customer services counter and stand a chance to win a R50 000 gift card, it’s as simple as that.

With the silly season upon us, spending R300 on almost anything from groceries to presents is quite an easy feat and definitely worth it if you could possibly walk away with an extra R50 000 in your pocket. Now you can spend your winnings on all of your heart’s desires, whether it be that “self-spoil” that you’ve been eyeing for months or even a home revamp, it’s all up to you.

With a gift card, you can now manage your spending, spend without the concern of losing cash or having it stolen. You are also able to check and manage your card balance using the whatsonmycard application, which allows you to see how much you’ve spent and how much more shopping you can do using your card. All you would need to do is to visit the whatsonmycard site, enter your card number and the security code displayed, and just like that, your card balance will be made available to you. The application is available to all Android, Apple and BlackBerry devices.

Shopping mall gift cards, like the one being given away at Eastgate Mall, are valid for three years giving you more than enough time to decide what you would spend your winnings on.

The competition is only valid for purchases made to the value of R300 or over between December, 6 and December, 22 2013 and the draw for the winner will be done next week Monday, December, 23.

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With the slogan, “Get Prepaid Anywhere”, the PayPal Here app and card reader is the new quick, easy and convenient way of accepting card transactions, without having to actually go to the shop or point of sale. Available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices only, getting the free app and ordering the free card reader from the app is as simple as a click away. Pay no monthly fees or extra costs, only transaction costs for every swipe or manual transaction.

Steps to use PayPal Here:

  • Launch the PayPal Here App at www.paypal.com and the PayPal Here card reader to accept any kind of payment anywhere
  • Set up your account to fit the way you do business. PayPal Here gives you complete control over how you display business information to the public, itemize sales information, calculate sales tax, offer discounts, accept tips, and add users to your account.
  • Accept payments with PayPal Here which lets you accept payments by credit card, PayPal, cheque, record cash payments, or invoice and makes it easy to issue fast, accurate refunds. For step by step information as to how to do so, visit here
  • There’s a lot more to running a business than accepting payments. PayPal Here helps you stay on top of everything by automatically tracking your sales history and giving you an easy way to move money around. From reviewing your sales history to transferring funds, PayPal Here lets you do it

 Pro’s:

  • PayPal Here has a troubleshooting option which allows you to always have a point of reference when needing any assistance
  • The app is compatible with most iOS and Android devices and accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards
  • With the PayPal Here app and card reader, accept any kind of payment, including credit, debit, cheque and other payments on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device and never miss out on a sales opportunity
  • The PayPal Here site is easy to use and gives step by step details on how to set up the app and how to start using PayPal Here
  • As a merchant, let your employees collect payments on your behalf as PayPal Here allows you to manage multiple accounts, so payment becomes even easier if you’re running a franchise of chain of businesses
  • PayPal Here uses a fully encrypted card reader and is backed by world-class risk management and 24/7 fraud protection.
  • The app and card reader are easy and convenient to use

Con’s:

  • Cheque payments can only be accepted on iPhone and Android devices
  • Using the app, a 2.7% transaction fee is charged on all US cards for swipe transactions or 3.5% for non swipe transactions (manual payments) and an additional 1% transaction fee is charged to all non-US cards

Cardless Loyalty Card App

shanaazp —  November 19, 2013 — Leave a comment

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I am one of those people who have a number of loyalty cards, from my Pick and Pay Smart Shopper, to a Woolworths Rewards Card, Edgars Reward Card, Spar Loyalty Card and so many others. However, the problem I have is overloading my purse with all these cards, or even worse, making a purchase at one of the shops, only to realize that I’ve left one of my cards at home,  therefore missing out on a chance to achieve rewards.

I recently came across the Cardless Loyalty Card App, available on the Android Market and at the iPhone Store and is free to download.

Now, those card crazed loyalty shoppers like me can store as many loyalty cards on your Cardless account as you want. No more worries about leaving your cards at home and missing out on gaining loyalty points or rewards. The cards are digitally stored on your smartphone.

It’s a no fuss app, that’s quick and easy to download and convenient to have. According to the Cardless Loyalty card App website. All it takes is a simple download of the app, opening an account, loading your loyalty cards and highlighting your favourites and then shopping and earning.

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Loyalty customers can now swipe and earn with ease without having to waste time digging in their bags, wallets and purses for their cards. Forget about wear and tear on your cards or numbers which have faded. Shoppers this Christmas can concern themselves more with carrying the plenty of Christmas goodies they’ll be buying and the rewards they’ll be earning, no cards, no fuss, just your smartphone.

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Accepting credit cards on your smartphone is easy with the ROAMpay credit card swiper. The iPhone card reader connects to a number of mobile phones and makes it possible to swipe cards for transactions that are speedy and secure. The ROAMpay swiper from ROAM Data is an iPhone card reader, but it also connects to over 400 devices.

The physical credit card reader is used with an accompanying app and merchant account. Bearing a lot of versatility, ROAMpay is not tied to a single type of phone, and it also is not limited to a single app or merchant service.

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Steps to use ROAMpay:
 
  • The ROAMpay plugs into the audio jack and converts your phone into a secure POS terminal
  • Accept major credit cards like Visa, MasterCard, DiscoverNetwork and American Express
  • Key-in or swipe transactions on your mobile phone or PC/Mac and get your money fast, deposited to your favorite account in two business days
  • The credit card information is encrypted and transferred to your phone (just make sure the volume is turned up all the way)
  • The credit card information is never stored on your phone, so you don’t have to worry about that liability nightmare
  • Merchants can now quickly and securely process electronic transactions on their mobile phone, regardless of location
  • By using the optional magnetic stripe card reader, merchants can also qualify for the best rates available from their merchant service provider
  • The app is password protected, so you can avoid false charges if your phone is ever lost or stolen
  • The solution is completely PCI compliant, which means it adheres to the strict standards of the payment card industry
  • Emailed ROAMpay receipts will keep your customers well informed of their purchase.

 Pro’s:

  • The credit card swiper is extremely compact and remarkably portable
  • The credit card reader can connect to a huge selection of devices, including (but not limited to) the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, BlackBerry devices and an array of Android phones. The reader works with over 400 phones, including new smartphones and even some older flip phones
  • You can even connect the ROAMpay card reader to your PC or Mac. You can connect the ROAMpay to your computer through the audio output (headphone) and input (microphone) jacks with a Y-cable. Then you can use the ROAM Data virtual terminal to accept credit cards on your computer

Con’s:

  • The ROAMpay app doesn’t calculate tax, prompt for a tip or include signature capture
  • ROAMpay requires a merchant account from one of their accepted partners

whatsonmycard logoIn December last year, Tutuka extended our services to the world of Android, BlackBerry and Apple devices through the launch of our very own whatsonmycard application. This now allowed card holders to check their card balances, when they like and from the comfort of their own homes, cars, at the gym or basically anywhere they want.

Since then, the popularity of the application has grown and more and more people have recognised the benefit and usefulness of it.

In June this year, the number of users making use of the whatsonmycard application across the three different platforms reached to over 400 enquiries and a total of 1350 balance enquiries in June alone.

These growth figures are evident in the graph below, which shows growth scales from the application launch in December to June this year.

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Since then, evident in the graph below, statistics have shot up at a drastic rate, reaching numbers in the thousands.

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To date, the application has proven to be successful and quite the hit amongst its users. A year into the game, as Tutuka, we are hoping to keep up to date with the latest in innovation, supplying our clients with only the most convenient and reliable ways of utilising our services and products.

We look forward to a future of growing scales and numbers and for greater things to come.

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For innovation in mobile payments and an answer to common payment qualms, QwickPAY offers a complete payment solution which is compatible with browser-based, iOS and other mobile smart phone devices. QwickPAY allows it’s users to accept credit and signature debit sales accessed from anywhere and at anytime by a simple swipe. Enjoy as your QwickPAY compatible device is converted into a quick, easy and convenient Point of Sale (POS) system. It’s as simple as downloading the app, ensuring you have a Secure Card Reader Authenticator and following a few easy steps.

How it works?

  • As a merchant or business owner, download the QwickPAY app available either at an iPhone App Store or as an Android App on Google Play and ensure that your device has a Secure Card Reader
  • Once installed, open the application and enter the relevant amount needed for the transaction
  • Swipe the customer’s card. Please note that the app will only process card-present transactions and accepts all Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover cards.
  • When a customer swipes for a transaction, there is immediate authentication of the card to ensure it is not a fraudulent copy and allows customers to digitally sign for their transactions and calculates tax and tip costs from the transaction.
  • Email receipts are issued as a proof of transaction.

Pro’s:

  • Quick, easy and convenient
  • Simple to use
  • With QwickPAY, the user never comes into contact with sensitive cardholder data so customer’s have peace of mind and lowering the scope of PCI DSS standards
  • Immediate authentication of the card to ensure it is not a fraudulent copy
  • Can be used anywhere at anytime
  • Email receipts are available
  • There is also an option to add customers to a contact list.

Con’s:

  • Only useful for card-present transactions.