Anovia Payments Ushers in New Era of Connected Commerce as Sales Partner of the Poynt Smart Terminal

Irving, TX – October 26, 2015 – Anovia Payments, a single-source provider of payments with advanced, yet easy-to-use technology, today announced that it has joined the Poynt ecosystem as a designated reseller of the Poynt Smart Terminal. As the new era of connected commerce emerges and the EMV mandate forces merchants to update their payment terminals, the Poynt Smart Terminal combines the unlimited versatility of a fully-featured countertop terminal with a mobile device to create a single future-proof payment terminal. Both its hardware and software platform have received PCI PTS, PCI-DSS, and EMV-certification.   

With Poynt, Anovia takes a bold leap forward in understanding, engaging, and serving the merchant base, as the Poynt Smart Terminal was designed specifically with merchants’ needs in mind. It accepts all forms of payment, including all forms of contactless payments like Apple Pay, and provides insights and tools that will drive the business of tomorrow. Joining the Poynt ecosystem means that Anovia maintains its commitment to technology via access to a community of innovative developers that will drive change in the industry. 

Anovia was chosen for the partnership based on the two-year-old company’s rapid emergence as a payments industry leader in creativity and innovation. The company operates under a customer-centric model that has delivered high growth without sacrificing quality in terms of user experience or risk management. 

“We see our partnership with Poynt as the next step in building a world-class payments company,” said Kevin Jones, founder and CEO of Anovia Payments. “In line with our own philosophy, Poynt delivers excellent technology in the present that is highly adaptable for future advancements.” 

“We strive to give our partners the best tools to participate in this new connected commerce era,” said Poynt founder and CEO, Osama Bedier, former head of Google Wallet and long-time PayPal senior executive. “We are excited about the possibilities that the Poynt Smart Terminal will create for Anovia, as we help redefine what it means to do business.” 

About Anovia Payments

A new, disruptive way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best­ in ­class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  In 2014, the payment industry’s global trade association ETA recognized Anovia’s early success in achieving this mission, by awarding the company with its ISO of the Year – Rising Star award for utilizing creativity and innovation.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results.

About Poynt

Poynt has reimagined the payment terminal as a smart, multipurpose device. With the Smart Terminal and PoyntOS, Poynt helps any business access incredible technology at an affordable price. Founded in 2013 by Google and PayPal veteran Osama Bedier, Poynt is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and is backed by Matrix Partners, Oak HC/FT Partners, Stanford-StartX Fund, Webb Investment Network, Nyca Partners, Google Ventures and other individual investors. Find out more at poynt.com.