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SoftPOS from epay turns Android devices into points of payment with girocard acceptance

The collaboration with Vectron makes SoftPOS benefits immediately available to the hotel and restaurant industry

 Martinsried (Munich) / June 18, 2024

epay, one of Europe’s leading full-service providers for prepaid and payment solutions, is now enabling acceptance of contactless payments by debit card and their virtual equivalents on Android devices – from smartphones and tablets to other handheld devices – with its new SoftPOS solution. Retailers can download the app onto any Android-compatible device to make it able to receive payments by girocard, debit and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard), and other mobile payment options (Apple Pay and Google Pay).The app is flexible and functions as a stand-alone solution without any additional hardware, or​ as an addition to an existing cash register system. This allows the solution to be used in many contexts: from small and large retailers, restaurants and cafes, taxis and delivery services to the event sector, it is an affordable payment alternative that is easy to set up.

With SoftPOS, we offer a payment option for retailers and providers of every kind who want to offer and implement a fast and easy option for POS card payments. Our solution with certified girocard acceptance is particularly flexible. As a stand-alone solution, it lets small retailers offer their customers mobile payment options. Large retailers benefit from the solution’s rapid scalability and its use in addition to the register,

Dr. Markus Landrock,
Managing Director epay DACH Global Issuing, Payments & Rewards epay.

Start of successful pilot in hotel and restaurant industry in partnership with Vectron

epay has begun a pilot program in partnership with Vectron, provider of cash register solutions and digital services, to make the benefits available in the hotel and restaurant sector.

With the new SoftPOS solution,the payment technology will be integrated in a cash register system for the first time, meaning no further payment terminal will be necessary. This save costs and is especially beneficial for receiving mobile payments. The payment process is accelerated and service staff only need one device instead of the two they have needed previously. We are convinced that this will substantially increase the use and acceptance of our mobile cash register system Vectron POS M4 Pay, and we are thrilled about the solution we have implemented together with epay“,

Thomas Stümmler,
CEO, Vectron Systems AG.

The SoftPOS solutions allow for seamless payment processing for gastronomy, service staff, and customers alike. Devices equipped with this solution can process payments on site without the customer needing to proceed to checkout or wait in line. This way, the solution saves time while equipping food trucks, small cafes and restaurants to accept the modern payment methods customers themselves have asked for, but without any additional investment.

Technical requirements

SoftPOS from epay is available for free in the Google Play store. Retailers need only install the app on an Android device to use it as a POS terminal. The device must be an official Android device, have NFC capability and run an updatable version of Android (at least Version 10.0). COS devices require Google Mobile (SafetyNet) services. Before a device can be used as a payment terminal, it must be verified. Custom ROMs and rooted devices are not currently supported.

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About Vectron

With more than 250,000 cash register systems sold to date, Vectron Systems AG, which is listed on the stock exchange, is one of the largest European providers of cash register solutions. Building on this, the area of apps integrated into cash registers as well as digital and cloud-based services is becoming increasingly important in the catering and bakery sectors. The spectrum of solutions ranges from loyalty and payment functions to omni-channel ordering, online reservations, and online reporting. 

In the retail segment, the wholly owned subsidiary acardo AG is one of Germany’s leading providers for consumer activation tools like coupons, cashback solutions, and consumer apps. These are currently in use at more than 30,000 branches comprising grocery stores, drug stores, movie theaters and pharmacies. acardo offers its clients full service, from conception and technical implementation to coupon clearing. Among its clients are the largest companies in their respective industry, such as EDEKA, Müller, Nestlé, Unilever, Kellogg´s, Krombacher, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Beiersdorf, Hexal, CinemaxX, Cineplex, Universal, and Warner Bros. 

About epay

epay, a business segment of Euronet (NASDAQ: EEFT), is a leading global provider of payment processing and prepaid products and solutions. The company has built an extensive network of retailer touchpoints in 62 countries that connects brands with consumers all over the world. The company offers a diverse portfolio of services, products and solutions supporting the distribution of Payment, Branded Payments and Mobile for more than 1,000 brand partners via Commerce, eCommerce, and mCommerce. An end-to-end solution provider, epay delivers the technology and infrastructure to enable better payments solutions for our partners and their customers worldwide. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Learn more about our company and network at

epay has been established in the German-speaking world for over 27 years, and is part of transact Elektronischen Zahlungssysteme GmbH, a BaFin-licensed payment institute and independent network operator. From a site in the west of Munich, epay offers a global portfolio consisting of voucher cards (prepaid, closed-loop system, and digital media), incentives for companies, and payment solutions (acceptance of payment cards, payment terminals, e-commerce, mobile and alternative payment and Internet of Payment) for omnichannel retail via its own checkout integration software, from a single source.
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