Payments company Stripe makes a jump to offline payments by rolling out its own point-of-sale payments terminal package, dubbed Stripe Terminal.
The firm looks to enable developers to build custom payment experiences for in-person transactions in the same way they have been doing it for online merchants.
John Collison, co-founder and president of Stripe says: “The question is: can we make the offline world as simple as the online world? As a software developer, you should be able to set up payments once, and have it work everywhere you need it to — on your website, in your app, in person, globally. With Stripe Terminal, we’re introducing just that: a way for internet-first retailers and SaaS companies to leapfrog legacy retailers in building highly customized payments experiences for in-store purchases that match what they’ve built online.”