The Payment Blade

Enterprise Mobility Platform

The quickest way for retailers to introduce mobile in-store is enabling their ecommerce platform on the Payment Blade.

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Increased revenue

The Payment Blade facilitates hyper-sales engagement by using the ecommerce platform to provide store assistants with product information and content.

Improved customer experience

Extends ability to serve customers through doing stock lookups, request IBTs, and schedule deliveries and branch collections.

Seamless payment

Conversions are easier when customers have flexibility and personal service. The Payment Blade lets store assistants close sales on the floor by accepting store cards, gift cards, EMV cards, or digital payments.

Payment Blade

Payment Blade
Payment Blade

The Payment Blade Functionality


Trusted and certified (EMV L1 & L2, PCI PTS with SRED).


Runs customer Android apps and Web apps.

TAP & GO. 

Takes any contactless payment method supported by the acquirer (e.g. Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, etc).


Backlit colour screen for a  clearly visible screen, day and night.


Run any Android enterprise app like stock take or restaurant orders. Integrate payments in real time into your workflow without additional security requirements.


The Payment Blade can process QR codes to enable digital voucher, coupon or loyalty payments.


Front and rear facing cameras.


Clip -in 1D & 2D barcode scanner.

The Payment Blade is


The Payment Blade is equipped with a large battery designed to survive intense trading environments like retail stores and restaurants. Transactions processing is enhanced for retail environments.


Use any enterprise apps already integrated with our payment apps. Alternatively, run your own enterprise Android app on the Payment Blade, and close the payments loop in real time with our API.

Tailor Blade

The Payment Blade comes with accessories to adapt to your business, such as a charging dock and a clip-on barcode scanner with 1D and 2D capabilities.

Omnichannel Ready

Its accessible API and ability to cater for multiple tender types allows the Payment Blade to fit right into your omnichannel strategy as if made just for your needs.


The Payment Blade comes with dual SIM slots, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Its turn-by-turn navigation and call capabilities are enabled only if you decide to use them.

Your own ``app store``

Manage applications on the Payment Blade via our managed application repository. Develop and add apps to the repository using our Developer Portal. Acquirers can manage apps through the Administrator portal.