Most people don’t want to throw away their credit, debit, discount, and other cards flooding their wallets and purses. People cling to these plastic icons like a crocodile holding its prey. What if you could use mobile merchant services instead? You can by using a smartphone.
Imagine this. You’re shopping at your favorite clothing retailer. A sales consultant approaches you as you finish trying on several dresses or suits. Slowly, with the skills of a magician, the consultant whips out a smartphone with a card reader on top, ready to swipe and complete the purchase.
In our podcast interview, Carol Realini at Obopay discussed how U.S. consumers have slowly adopted mobile payments, similar to bank-less consumers in India and Africa.
But as bankless consumers in developing and developed countries realize the ease of mobile transactions, mobile will become the dominant payment method. Merchant payment services, such as Total’s, assure continued growth of mobile payments.
Interview with Shelley Plomske
Shelley Plomske joined Total Merchant Services in 2012 as VP of Product. She is responsible for creating new products and services. Before that, in 2003, Shelley was at Mercury, a firm that rapidly developed POS integrated payment processing technology. Shelley helped innovate the company’s service technology that created competitive advantages for Mercury’s partners.
In 2011 she became Senior Vice President of Products.
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