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

Our Clients

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 Milestones

Company Updates

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  • Today Agoview on linkedin


    #thumbzup are ready for #BladeFriday Here is a list of retailers who are putting client engagement first. #Qbusting #CustomerService #PaymentSolution #CX #omnichannel #BlackFriday #retail #earlyadopter www.thumbzup.com

  • Today Agoview on linkedin


    Makro shared 5 of their initiatives for Black Friday which they have branded Black Five-day #thumbzup are proud to be the solution platform for the mobile point of sale in-store and the drive-through service at Riversands. We call it #BladeFriday in the office. 1. Makro will use new mobile pay-point systems to assist customers purchasing a small number of items to pay while standing in the queue. 2. Makro have introduced an online drive-through service at the Makro Riversands store, which is a never-been-seen before feature at a retail store in South Africa. 3. Uber, in partnership with Makro, will be offering a R50 discount (limited rides to and from Makro outlets on a first-come, first-serve basis) with dedicated Uber pick-up and collection zones at each store. 4. Makro will charge a R70 delivery fee for both online and in-store purchases regardless of the distance from the store, and offer free delivery to Makro pick-up lockers and click-and-collect from store. 5. All mCard members will receive 10% back into their mWallet on all non-promotional products (excluding food, liquor and selected categories) bought in-store. #Paymentblade #mpos #omnichannel #fintech #paymentsolution #mobility #BlackFriday www.thumbzup.com

  • 1 Day Agoview on linkedin


    #thumbzup to you George Wolvaardt for joining our team! We are thrilled to have you on board.

  • 2 Days Agoview on linkedin


    The innovation the #thumbzup team has delivered to market has been remarkable and the journey continues... I look forward to sharing new innovation and geography announcements in 2019 www.thumbzup.com #PaymentPebble #PaymentBlade #PaymentasaService #paas #paymentsolution #omnichannel #enterprisemobility # #earlyadopter #innovation #fintech #retail #mpos

  • 4 Days Agoview on linkedin


    Customer Service just got easy! - Pay at table - Order at table - mPOS - Omnichannel: manage online orders and deliveries - Point-by-point directions for drivers - Card present and digital payments on one device - Easy customer surveys Thumbzup solutions support more than 400 restaurants and fast food outlets. The Payment Blade is used by more than 1000 fast food delivery agents making this the solution of choice for hospitality. #hospitality #payattable #mpos #deliveries #pointofsale #omnichannel #paymentsolutions #Paymentblade #fastfood #customerservice www.thumbzup.com/retail-solutions/hospitality

Our Mission

Making payments easy for people and businesses.