Adyen has unveiled a pair of “flexible” point-of-sale (POS) terminals – the first such devices that it has designed itself in house – as it seeks to meet “ever-evolving customer needs” and address the “rapidly advancing payment landscape”.
The financial technology platform is launching AMS1, an all-in-one terminal with an Android operating system that lets business owners take payments, access their cash register and manage their inventory all from the same device. Adyen says it’s ideal for enterprise and platform businesses that want to access all operational apps in a single place. It will be available globally later this year, starting with Europe and North America.
Adyen is also introducing NYC1, an affordable and flexible device for in-person payments. The device enables businesses to offer a fully customised payments flow in their own POS app and is intended for businesses that have already invested in hardware like phones or tablets but want to add payments to their set-up. In particular, Adyen is targeting platforms who want to offer a simple and affordable payment device to their small-business customers. The NYC1 terminal is available now in North America, with coverage set to be extended in the near future.
The terminals are named after two of the cities where Adyen has an office, including Amsterdam, home to its headquarters.
New terminals ‘an exciting development’ for Adyen
"Adyen's commitment is to help businesses realise their ambitions faster, and creating our own terminals is the latest way we're delivering on this promise," says Kamran Zaki, COO at Adyen. "We always innovate based on customer feedback to deliver superior experiences with speed and flexibility. With our in-person payments offering, businesses have a full suite of terminals to choose from, enabling them to pick the best one to meet their specific needs."
Adyen says it “thoughtfully considered” the design of the models to ensure that they are consistent with the look, sound and feel of Adyen’s payment experiences. They run on Adyen’s single platform, which enables end-to-end control, tailored payment flows and a high speed of innovation at the point of sale.
Derk Busser, VP of Product, In-Person Payments at Adyen, continues: "By taking ownership of the terminal design, Adyen is assuring we put customer needs at the heart of their functionality. Our goal is to continuously reduce friction within the consumer journey. By designing highly mobile devices, we're empowering businesses to collect payments not only when behind a checkout counter, but anywhere. The breadth of use cases this mobility provides signifies an exciting development in advanced, in-person purchases."