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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  • 2 Days Agoview on linkedin


    Do you provide a click-and-collect at store service? The thumbzup Payment Blade offers the following functions to enable this service: - Customer verification and scanning of identification - Accept card present, card not present and digital payments - Electronic signature of goods receiving - Detailed receipt that can be printed or emailed to the customer - Ability to take further orders - Schedule additional deliveries www.thumbzup.com #paymentblade #paymentsolution #clickandcollect #omnichannel #retail #digitalpayments #ePOD #ereceipting #cardpresent #digitization

  • 4 Days Agoview on linkedin


    Payment Blade represents so much more than mPOS, here are 4 benefits the thumbzup solution delivers to the retail market today. 1. Omnichannel Platform: enabling click&collect, endless aisle and assisted selling is easy on the Payment Blade. Retailers can use their eCommerce solution as the in-store point of sale and to extend their product offering. 2. Payment Platform: The Payment Blade accepts more than card present payments, it offers an payment platform to accept all tender types such as; digital payments, wallets, vouchers, coupons, loyalty, wearables, phones and gift cards. 3. Enterprise Mobility: Retailers use the Payment Blade for GRV, IBT, stocktaking, picking and dispatch. One device, one staff member, many functions. 4. Customer Service and KYC: The Payment Blade delivers through innovation offering a robust Android platform with front and back cameras and a 2D scanner. Today retailers use the Payment Blade for customer take-on and verification, account applications, returns and selling value added services. www.thumbzup.com #thumbzup #PaymentBlade #omnichannel #ecommerce #paymentplatform #paymentsolution #mpos #loyalty #KYC #customerservice #digitalpayments

  • 9 Days Agoview on linkedin


    Welcome Janneman Erasmus to the thumbzup team! We are really pleased to have you on board and hope you have lots of fun with us! www.thumbzup.com #funatwork #thumbzup #paymentblade #talent #innovation

  • 9 Days Agoview on linkedin


    How can we make retail easy for you today? www.thumbzup.com #retail #omnichannel #digital #mobilepos #mobility #mpos #paymentsolution #enterprisemobility #cardpayments #digitalpayments #Qbusting #makingthingseasy

  • 10 Days Agoview on linkedin


    thumbzup to you Kobus Myburgh for joining our team! We are very excited to have you on board and hope you have fun working with us. www.thumbzup.com #funatwork #talent #thumbzup #innovation #paymentsolution #retail #paymentblade #tech

  • 11 Days Agoview on linkedin


    e-Receipting, it just makes sense 1. Customer Profiling and database Retailers can easily build a database of their customers, even retailers without a loyalty solution can accurately identify the customer and link the basket. 2. Go Green Good business journey is not only a key objective for most retailers but customers too. Environment-friendly retail is great for marketing. 3. e-Receipts provide great real estate for promo's, surveys and social media links e-Receipts open up a new communication channel for retailers, this non-intrusive channel provide hooks for social media, return visit incentives and valuable feedback. 4. The power of a digital receipt Digital is a win for customers. Warranty management, returns and tax records are easy to manage. Even receipts or contracts that require signature can now be easily stored by both parties. 5. Savings on consumables Great savings to be had on consumables, especially thermal paper costs. www.thumbzup.com #ereceipting #digital #mobile #retail #crm #mdm #customerservice #digitalreceipts #CX #thumbzup #paymentblade

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.”

Our Mission

Making payments easy for people and businesses.