Merchant Data Systems Adopts ROAMpay for Mobile

Aug 30, 2010 (12:08 PM EDT)

Merchant Data Systems, a full-service payment processing company and Independent Sales Organization (ISO) has chosen ROAMpay from ROAM Data for its mobile customers

BOSTON and MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchant Data Systems is a full-service payment processing company and Independent Sales Organization (ISO). Time tested since 1997, Merchant Data Systems is one of the leading ISOs in the industry and prides itself on maintaining cutting edge technical payment solutions, including the emerging mobile market, for its agents. Merchant Data Systems provides the widest array of services to their customers living the philosophy that they can accommodate a merchant any time, anywhere. By utilizing the ROAMpay Swiper, Merchant Data Systems believes that unlike iPhone® specific applications, it can be more versatile than its competitors.

Unlike most ISOs, Merchant Data Systems is a wholesale provider and assumes all its own risk, owns the merchant contracts, and provides its own customer service. They also own their own BIN and control the entire payment process "from soup to nuts." A key part of the Merchant Data Systems strategy is to offer the most innovative solutions to acquire and accommodate every merchant possible. MDS believes the ROAMpay solution to be the perfect mobile solution.

According to Edgard Lequerique, Vice President of Merchant Acquisitions, "The beauty of the ROAMpay solution is its simplicity including the ability to use 'voice to text' conversion for performing most commands, thus alleviating typing."

Drew J. Freeman, President of Merchant Data Systems was pleased to offer, "Mobile Payments are here to stay. The versatile ROAMpay solution enhances our ability to acquire more transactions, offer our ISO's and Agents award-winning tech solutions and empower our existing base of merchants to increase sales. That's a winning formula for everyone involved!"

ROAM Data is proud to add Merchant Data Systems to its growing list of ISOs and according to Will Graylin, ROAM Data's CEO, "We are delighted to see innovative reseller partners like Merchant Data Systems embrace the ROAMpay solution to gain new mobile merchants, as well as deliver new value to their existing merchants who need to process payments on the go."

About ROAM Data

Headquartered in Boston, ROAM Data enables merchants to transact with their customers on mobile devices easily and securely. ROAM's affordable and scalable commerce applications can run on hundreds of mobile phone models as easily as on one, and fall into two primary categories: 1) Merchants apps that turn mobile merchant's cell phones into POS terminals, for vendors, contractors, delivery staff to accept card payment, and for direct sales reps and mobile workforces to place orders, check inventory, enroll new recruits and more. 2) Consumer apps to shop and buy goods and services, do online banking, accept offers/coupons and more, all from the convenience of their own cell phones.  With ROAM's patented, device-agnostic platform, companies can reach up to 15 times more mobile users, and update their apps more than 20 times faster when compared to device-specific, static application approach, which require individual programming and certification for every mobile device type and for every application change. ROAM's full mCommerce services also include end-user app provisioning, rights management and alerts. Secure transactions are done through ROAM's PCI-certified payment gateway. Visit us at

About Merchant Data Systems:

Merchant Data Systems was founded in 1997 on the principles of delivering outstanding customer service for both our Merchant and Sales Partner clients. We are a full-service payment processing company offering Credit and Debit Card Processing, Check Acceptance, EBT, POS Equipment Sales & Leasing, Merchant Cash Advances, a Proprietary Gift Card and Loyalty programs as well as merchant-friendly PCI DSS Compliance solutions. We also offer industry-leading Payroll programs to streamline our merchants' operations and help them realize cost savings. Merchant Data Systems can connect to virtually any merchant; anywhere, anytime...and clients of Merchant Data Systems can accept virtually any form of Payment.

Merchant Data Systems also offers competitive, comprehensive and innovative ISO/MSP Agent programs.  Merchant Data Systems customizes an ISO plan designed to ensure merchant satisfaction, competitive pricing and a long term Selling Partnership. MDS also actively pursues Acquisitions and Equity Partnerships providing the opportunity for Cash, Equity and an unparalleled support infrastructure standing behind our Partners. Merchant Data Systems' proprietary residual software ensures accuracy and promptness on residuals and dividends. Merchant Data Systems provides the most technologically advanced and secure payment processing solutions and products available positioning Merchant Data Systems as a one-stop shop for all payment processing needs. Visit us at