HEMA will pilot the new SoftPOS solution developed by ING and CCV


A professional application that turns an Android device into a mobile cash register and payment terminal for contactless payments has been developed by ING and the specialist in payment solutions HVAC.

CCV developed the point-of-sale software solution (SoftPOS) in close collaboration with Cow Hills, ZEBRA and ING, the latter being responsible for the transaction processing of payments to merchants.

Cow Hills software company provides mobile checkout, the solution running on ZEBRA mobile devices, which are widely used by many retailers.

The developed SoftPOS is expected to eliminate the requirement for in-store cash registers, allowing business owners to use portable smart devices like cellphones and tablets as payment terminals for contactless payments.

To do this, business owners need to install the new ING and CCV app on their Android devices along with their mobile payment app.

This offers new possibilities for retailers and the restaurant industry. Using SoftPOS can provide a better customer experience as well as new possibilities for the retail and hospitality industry to utilize staff more flexibly.

For example, an employee assisting a customer with a purchase may accept payment directly, instead of using a traditional cash register. Using SoftPOS can provide a better customer experience as well as new possibilities for the retail and hospitality industry to utilize staff more flexibly.

The app supports all contactless payments with MasterCard, Visa, Maestro and V Paythrough Apple Pay and Google Pay. This will also work for processing larger amounts that require entering a PIN on the mobile device.

Both companies have confirmed department store HEMA as the first retail chain to test the new payment solution in several of its stores.

From mid-September, HEMA will conduct a trial in three stores. If the pilot proves successful, the distribution chain intends to deploy the innovation on a larger scale.

Enny van de Velden, Chairman of the Management Board and CCO, CCV

“With this new app, we are taking another step into the future of payments,” says Enny van de Velden, Chairman of the Executive Board and CCO of CCV. “Through the cooperation with ING, Cow Hills and ZEBRA, business owners can benefit from a fully integrated system for accepting payments on existing hardware. This opens up new opportunities for entrepreneurs.

“With this solution, the ease of payment has increased even further, with which we can also offer a better customer experience,” adds Lawrence Schretlen, responsible for managing card products and merchant services at ING. “This corresponds to ING’s vision. The technology has proven itself and we are now taking the first steps towards large-scale deployment.

Previous Mohammad Al Bayati: Security officer jailed for illness of young girl at DFO
Next Can I perform in the United States on a tourist visa? | Letters to the Editor