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SMS payment as a POS system

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by non-prophet, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. non-prophet

    non-prophet Regular Member

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    Hi everyone. I didn't know where to post this, so i went for the lounge, if it's wrong, just let me know.

    I'm looking for an sms payment system that i can use as a POS for offline sales. Something similar to all the sms donations that were around after the Haiti earthquake.

    I have a street team that sells items, and I want to be able to use this as a mobile POS system if possible. I have several other applications for it as well. If anyone has any ideas, that would be great, because i can't find what I'm looking for by googling it.

    I have a tremendous offline/online hybrid method that I'm working on, and once i have a mobile POS system sorted out, I will post the method after testing and tweaking.


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. non-prophet

    non-prophet Regular Member

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    Anybody? I see that people are viewing the thread, but no replies. I would appreciate any information at least to steer me in the right direction please.

    If this is an impossibility to set up, let me know that too, and i will find another way.

    Thanks in advance again.
     
  3. Jeremy_AM

    Jeremy_AM Regular Member

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    zong or txtnation
    But expect them to take 45-50% fees, and pay you NET75-NET90.
     
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  4. non-prophet

    non-prophet Regular Member

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    Damn, there's gotta be something better than that. The fees can always be passed on to the consumer though.
     
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    txtpaymaster only takes 10% and they pay you daily net 7
     
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  6. non-prophet

    non-prophet Regular Member

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    yes, 10% sounds much better... have you used them before? also, can't find it when i search...

    as for txt nation.... the website is mad confusing. I can't find any indication of fees.
     
  7. gangsta1

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    Try boku.com
     
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    cool0403 BANNED BANNED

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    whats the site, cause i did a google search and i cant even find them.
     
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    cool0403 BANNED BANNED

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    You are definitely right they are great except for one little thing.


    The minimum monthly BOKU fee is $1,000

    So unless you know what you are doing then it shouldnt really be a problem right?
     
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  10. gangsta1

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    Try fortumo.com
     
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    superspiderman BANNED BANNED

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    Yeah a lot of the big firms listed above arent interested in the little guy (boku, zong)

    Let me know how you go, I am setting up a similar thing for facilitating payments with mobiles.
     
  12. gangsta1

    gangsta1 Regular Member

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    How did they scam you?
     
  13. trafficsource

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    vey hard to believe you that fortumo.com sammed you by $50 :D

    I have been dealing by fortumo and know it's very solid company.
     
  14. macpaulos

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    Damn I wish I found this thread earlier. I wanna use Fortumo with joomla to make virtual currency. I found an old (estonian) app but doesn't work with the current version of Joomla. For those using Fortumo....how are you doing it?? Hit me up with a PM if you like.
     
  15. funkman

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    I actually work for one of largest european mobile ASP, and can say 100% that delays in payments are just part of the process - mobile providers pay ASPs in net120 (90 in better case) therefore those companies just follow up with payments towards customers (websites, mobile media companies n shit).

    So generally, instead of looking into options which pay net7/15/30 you should better take a look into companies that have better payouts/terms and collect payments as is.

    fortumo is good option, or you could just bypass them, and go directly to ASP (fortumo is actually reseller of company I work for, so payouts can be 10-20% bigger if you bypass fortumo). Google for mobile gateways or SMS gateway kws (where I do not recommend BH project for mobile payment since laws n shit are tricky, you can get into REAL big shit of a trouble if you're planning any kind of scam).

    There, just few thoughs from my side, might help, I hope.
    good luck
     
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  16. MrSmith

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    Mobilefirst as mentioned above, pays. Been running with them since day 1 :)

    They mainly do online goods (virtual shit), but I'm pretty sure you could work something out with them for offline biz.
     
  17. non-prophet

    non-prophet Regular Member

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    I hope to revive this thread, now that it's been a few months... are there any new services around that will offer sms payment, preferably which might operate in Canada?