“While our old card machines were focused on providing the necessities for small business owners who didn’t have access to card payments, we are now focused on providing all the tools they need to get paid. and run a successful business,” said Lungisa Matshoba, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Yoco.
Like its namesake, the Khumo Print is a full touchscreen standalone card machine with unlimited 4G data and wifi to ensure merchants can transact in any trading environment. Access to a reliable connection has a huge impact on small businesses that depend on every sale, so the Khumo Print also has dual SIM which can ensure consistent and fast connectivity across South Africa. . The Khumo Print processes transactions in less than 2 seconds, bettering the record set by the Khumo.
“The new functionality added to provide receipts to customers is a further evolution of our offering,” continues Matshoba. “Yoco’s products are designed with customers rather than for them, and the ability to print was an increasingly important need.”
Speaking to shopkeepers, a medical shopkeeper from Table Bay explains: “My staff like the fact that they print receipts and from a business perspective it makes sense for us to have tighter controls in place. .” Sandra Malloca from Malok Lifestyle points out that this is a great alternative: “It works just like the other Yoco machines, but now with the added benefit of printing receipts! Great for tourists as they don’t always have a local phone number and some people like to have the receipt printed.
Merchants also have the additional features of product catalog and staff switching (added to both Yoco Khumo and Khumo Print) to help with better business management. The staff change solution seamlessly links sales to a staff member for performance tracking and facilitates recons. It also ensures that permissions can be set per profile so that business owners can better control staff access to information.
Yoco’s ambition for the Khumo range is to continuously develop features and functionality accessible to customers through an app update.
“Our ambition is to be an all-in-one payment platform for customers. Providing a print option to merchants who need it to close a sale and ensuring they provide a positive customer experience for their business is one step closer to that goal,” Matshoba concludes.