Payfirma launches Canada’s first BlackBerry Mobile Payment App

In June Techvibes wrote about Payfirma’s mobile payment app for the iPhone and referred to it as a Square for Canada.

Today Payfirma announced the release of its BlackBerry Mobile Payment App for Canadian merchants to accept credit card on their BlackBerry devices instantly.

Anyone with a Payfirma merchant account can now accept and process credit card transactions in real-time on their Blackberry devices. The application is free to download from the Blackberry App World or on Payfirma’s website and is compatible with most versions of the Blackberry device.

“Payfirma’s mission is to bring efficient payment technologies to all Canadian businesses, large and small,” noted Michael Gokturk, CEO and founder of Payfirma, “now consumers and merchants can accept payment for goods and services on their Blackberries anywhere with a cellular or WIFI signal – thereby increasing their sales efficiencies and improving the overall checkout experience.”

Payfirma’s payment apps let any business or consumer accept all major credit cards securely on Blackberry & iPhone. Users can swipe or manually input a credit card, authorize the transaction within 5 seconds and email a receipt of the transaction directly from the app to the customers.

The app is offered for free and users must have a valid Canadian merchant account to process live transactions. However opening a merchant account with Payfirma is easy – you can even do it directly within the app itself.