About thumbzup

Thumbzup was founded in 2011 with the purpose of making card payments easy for Small and Micro Enterprises. Today thumbzup has grown to be a market leader in providing enterprise mobility and payment solutions to tier 1 retailers in South Africa and Australia. In 2012 Entrée Capital, an international venture capital firm comprising of ex-founders, took a majority shareholding in thumbzup.

In 2017 Saul Gorin took over as CEO. Saul is an experienced Executive having spent 13 years at UCS Technology Services/BCX and 15 years with Engen/Mobil Oil. We have a global presence and are domiciled in the UK. Thumbzup have sales and support offices in Cape Town and Melbourne with their head office in Centurion South Africa.


Solutions & Services

Thumbzup is the world’s most innovative payment and enterprise mobility platform.


Retail Solutions

We empower retail from SMEs to large chains across the globe.



Thumbzup works with acquirers, payment processors, POS vendors, and omnichannel platforms to deliver a seamless solution.

Thumbzup Stats

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Company Updates

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  • 2 Days Agoview on linkedin


    Yuppiechef won Online retailer of the year 2018, they are one of the few retailers in South Africa to have merged click with brick seamlessly. They provide a frictionless customer experience online and in-store by using the same platform. Thumbzup are proud to be the mobility and payment solution provider for their in-store #mobilepayments and #onlineretail solution. https://lnkd.in/gUZV-NC #omnichannel #ecommerce #Android #paymentsolution #enterprisemobility #mobility #paymentplatform #pointofsale #pos #retail #mpos #makingthingseasy #customerexperience #payments

  • 3 Days Agoview on linkedin


    Congratulations to Craven Buitendach and George Wolvaardt on their joint CTO appointment. We at thumbzup are very excited to have such an innovative and dynamic team at the helm. www.thumbzup.com #thumbzup #talent #makingthingseasy #CTO #innovation

  • 6 Days Agoview on linkedin


    thumbzup are thrilled to announce the API integration from SAP Hybris is done! The Payment Blade, with SAP Hybris, now provides the following functionality: - Hyper-Sales engagement and MPos - Omnichannel platform - Card payments, digital payments and in-store platform for the eGateway - Assisted Selling platform with all product information and catalogues - CRM and KYC We are look forward to going live in a number of SA's leading retailers this year! www.thumbzup.com #saphybris #ecommerce #omnichannel #mpos #paymentplatform #paymentsolution #CRM #KYC #cardpayments #eGateway #retail #digitalpayments #payments #hybris #digitization #enterprisemobility #mobility

  • 7 Days Agoview on linkedin


    The Payment Blade is the best solution platform to deliver this functionality to the #hospitality market. - Order at table - Split billing - Pay at table - Last round : proven uptake after settling main bill increases revenue - Up-sell, wine pairing and dietary information Thumbzup work with the market leading POS software providers to increase profitability and efficiency in restaurants and fast food businesses. www.thumbzup.com #paymentsolution #thumbzup #paymentblade #paymentplatform #mobility #retail #solutions #digital #payments #functionality #pointofsale #pos https://lnkd.in/gNghbwE

  • 8 Days Agoview on linkedin


    Retailers have realised the ROI for mobility in-store, through increased efficiencies and stock on shelf. The Payment Blade is the only device in SA today that delivers mobility in-store AND is a platform for omnichannel and hyper sales engagement. The Payment Blade comes PCI and P2PE certified, accepting card present, and hosts e-Gateway payments. The Blade device also processes loyalty, vouchers and gift cards, accepts most digital payments from phones, wearables and QR codes. www.thumbzup.com #thumbzup #makingretaileasy #paymentsolution #paymentplatform #omnichannel #hypersales #customerengagement #enterprisemobility #mobility #retail #PCI #P2PE #digital

Customer Testimonials

“Thumbzup have been a key partner for Debonairs Pizza with regards to enhancing our delivery technology platforms. Together with the application development from our POS partners, they have been able to provide and support the requisite technologies to enable GPS tracking, mobile payments, improved service delivery and live consumer satisfaction ratings. Thumbzup have been an agile and innovative partner who continue to support our consumer-driven approach and provide the technology solutions to complement our convenience-driven market leadership.”

“With the Thumbzup devices integrating with our software, the Yuppiechef stores have true omnichannel capabilities. Customers can process returns and order from our online catalogue, for collection or for delivery, right from the store floor.”



4p Thumbzup Overview Brochure


For Solution Developers to Retail


For Solution Providers to Hospitality


Payment Blade SPECS Brochure


Processors and Acquirers Brochure


Payment Pebble® Brochure

Our Mission

Making payments easy for people and businesses.