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10 March 2015

Kiwi Eftpos & POS Group Ltd buys Eftpos SolutioNZ

Kiwi Eftpos & POS Group Ltd announces it has purchased the business of Eftpos SolutioNZ after owner Mark Haswell retires from the payments industry. Mark saw that KIWI Eftpos & POS Group would offer the best of service to his customers going forward, Kiwi Eftpos has previously looked after customers in Mark’s previous absence. KIWI Eftpos & POS supplies a full range of Eftpos, Cash Registers, POS and Web-store software and hardware along with consumable needs.


16 March 2015

"Currency Select” allowing Merchants to earn a Credit Card Rebate now offered by KIWI Eftpos & POS Group

Kiwi Eftpos & POS Group can now offers “Currency Select”, the Eftpos Software that allows Eftpos Merchants who take overseas Credit Cards a rebate.

This allows Merchants to earn a rebate and potentially subsidises the Eftpos Terminal rental or more, depending on the size of the business. BNZ merchants are the first to take on this software, and others will follow. For more information and to see if us if you qualify – Freephone 0800 5494 767 (0800 KIWI POS)


September 2014

Eftpos Company Merger - Kiwi Eftpos, Kiwi Eftpos Auckland and Eftpos Canterbury have merged into one Company – “Kiwi Eftpos & Point of Sale Group Ltd” with Offices in Auckland and Christchurch along with service partners around NZ. The company has grown 20% per year for the last 8 years, by following the simple philosophy “Looking after customers like we would like to be treated if we were the customer ourselves”. We have grown from 1200 customers when we purchased the business, to just on 3500 says Steve Batey, Managing Director. This also takes into account losing many hundreds of customers in the aftermath of the Canterbury Earthquakes.


EFTPOS UPGRADE DATE INFORMATION – August 2014

The next round of Eftpos Upgrade Dates affected by EMV and Paymark Rules:
Terminals that have 6.0 and 6.1 software that are 1.3 Kernal Devices cannot be upgraded to the next Paymark Spec and need to be replaced. Only the latest 3.0 Kernal Devices can be upgraded.
The dates and models are:

6.0 Software - Terminal Software Expires – 30 April 2017

Hypercom T4220 Terminals are 6.0 and cannot be Upgraded to 6.1 - these need to be replaced
Ingenico i5100 & i7910s Mobiles - can be Upgraded to 6.1
Verifone Vx510 & Vx810 Duets & Verifone Vx670 Mobiles - can be Upgraded to 6.1
Creon/Spectra – Creon E - can be Upgraded to 6.1

Upgrading the above models to 6.1 gives the terminal just one more years life (see 6.1 details below). When deciding whether to upgrade or not, you will need to consider the life cycle, age and wear and condition of a terminal and whether it is financial viable to upgrade for just an extra 12 months life.

6.1 Software – Terminal Software Expires – 30 April 2017

Ingenico i5100 & i7910s Mobiles – cannot be Upgraded past 6.1 – and need to be replaced.
Verifone Vx510 & Vx810 Duets & Verifone Vx670 Mobiles - cannot be Upgraded past 6.1 – and need to be replaced.
Creon/Spectra – Creon E - cannot be Upgraded past 6.1 – and need to be replaced.
Ingenico ICT220 and ICT250 and IWL255 Mobile – Will Upgrade automatically with TMS Software
Verifone – VX520 and VX820 Duets - Will Upgrade automatically with TMS Software

2013 Version Software - Expires 30 April 2017 – Newer terminal Models will Upgrade each year via a Computer - Terminals Management Server (TMS)

2014 Version Software - Expires 30 April 2018 – same as above

MORE INFORMATION
If you want more information on the upcoming Upgrade and how to keep your terminal compliant, please call us for assistance on:
North Island - Phone 0800 54 94 767
South Island – Phone 0800 72 73 74


KIWI Eftpos & Point of Sale Group APPOINTED as IdealPOS Agents - June 2014

Kiwi Eftpos & Point of Sale Group have been appointed as agents for IdealPOS the Hospitality and Retail Software. Steve Batey, Managing Director of the Kiwi Eftpos Group is delighted to be able to offer the well tested and proven IdealPOS point of Sale software solutions to its Kiwi business customers.


What IdealPOS offers is one of the most comprehensive and well proven Hospo and Retail software packages on the market. Feature rich and always being updated and developed with Hand Held at table ordering, Webstore sales integration, Kitchen or Barista Video just to name a few of the features along with reports exporting into NZ accounting software Xero make this an attractive offering.



CONTACTLESS EFTPOS TERMAINALS GETTING LARGE ACCEPTANCE – March 2014

Tap and Go payment technology is ideal for low value purchases in a busy retail and hospitality environment. Cardholders tap their card on the contactless reader to complete the payment. There is no need to swipe or insert a card or enter a PIN number.
Tap and Go technology is used successfully and extensively around the world. Very effective in busy environments like major sporting events, restaurants and bars . (purchases less than $80.00)

Tap and Go solutions can also be interfaced with selected POS systems for an even faster transaction experience

For more information on Tap and Go please contact us 0800 KIWI POS (0800 54 94 767)


News Article – February 2014

Police are seeking help identifying a man who allegedly stole a security camera from a business on Lincoln Rd.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/southern/9718405/Dumb-and-Dumber-camera-theft
News Article - January 2014

Banks are using "sexy" new payWave cards in a grab for millions in fees, critics say.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/business/9607222/Critics-Sexy-new-card-a-money-trap


OLDER ARCHIVED NEWS….
NEW EFTPOS TERMINAL RANGE RELEASED
The latest Eftpos Terminal range has been released in NZ, The INGENICO ICT range of Standalone and Integrated Terminals have now been released.
Features can include…a full “Contactless enabled terminal” – this for the latest in “Tap N Go” Credit Cards (as seen in the Mastercard – All Black TV Adverts) plus the coming Smartphone Credit Card Apps that are soon to hit NZ. GPRS Back Up feature where a standalone or integrated terminal can have a SIM card added if IP or Phone line failure happens. The “NITRO” integrated ICT250 model Eftpos comes with both GPRS back up capability, as well as a “Standalone mode” that includes Eftpos Printing if the POS system fails completely. This is a great redundancy feature over other integrated Eftpos offerings says Steve Batey Managing Director of Canterbury Eftpos & Retails Solutions Ltd.
The release includes both One piece terminals, 2 piece Terminals with Pin Pads, and the Mobile Eftpos solution will soon be available.


A key feature of this generation of terminals is that the Terminals have TMS (Terminal Management Server) able to upgraded software as it becomes available. This has added value for both the Merchants using them, as well as the Eftpos Dealer.

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