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Westpac launches cloud merchant terminal app to support retail and hospitality businesses

13 October 2023


Westpac today launched its first third party Android terminal app, Presto, as part of new cloud-based integrated payments solutions for merchant customers to help make it faster and easier to run their business.


Developed in collaboration with payments fintech mx51, the Presto app is available on Westpac’s fleet of Android-based EFTPOS Now terminals and allows for key point of sale features to be seamlessly integrated with payments on the one device.


Using the app, businesses can wirelessly connect their terminal to more than 100 major hospitality and retail point of sale systems. In addition to speeding up checkout times and reducing the chance of keying errors, the app also provides access to a real-time dashboard to track sales and business performance.


Westpac Managing Director of Cash & Transactional Banking, Mandy Rutherford, said: “We know how important it is for small businesses to serve their customers as quickly and efficiently as possible, particularly in retail and hospitality.


“The Presto app and our new EFTPOS Now terminals will allow businesses like restaurants and cafes to take advantage of integrated terminal benefits like simplifying the end of day reconciliation process, while also getting access to all the innovation we are bringing to market on this new device,” she said.


“It will help to reduce the chance of keying errors and speed up the checkout process, which can be a great time saver particularly during rush hour,” Ms Rutherford said.


“This is part of our continued commitment to support the evolving needs of our customers,” she said.


CEO of mx51, Victor Zheng, said: “Westpac and mx51 are both passionate about redefining the hospitality and retail payments environment. This latest innovation cements our commitment to bringing the best merchant experiences to life for our customers.”


In addition to the Presto app, last week Westpac launched EFTPOS Connect with Linkly Cloud, which enables business to wirelessly connect their terminal to a tablet for a neater countertop and increased flexibility to take payments anywhere in store.


Westpac is also now in pilot with EFTPOS Flex, a solution to allow businesses to integrate their terminal with a self-serve checkout or kiosk to reduce queueing and improve the retail customer experience.


For more information visit the Westpac website.


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