Melbourne-based ICT Distribution has struck a deal with portable payment systems vendor, Mint Wireless.
ICT product marketing manager, Sally Davies, said it had been approached by the locally established vendor to help them set up their channel. The distributor will be providing the whole range, including Mint printers and credit card devices, PDAs and accessories such as car kits, Bluetooth headsets and chargers.
"These products allow anybody that has a field work force to provide basic invoicing from their PDA in conjunction with the Mint Wireless swipe and print printer, or to just accept payments," she said. "It provides that extra layer of automation to our product suite, because we focus on mobile applications.
For resellers, it gives them the ability to offer end customers a replacement of the carbon copy book. What Mint does is allow them to take payments so they are not accepting cheques, cash or chasing payments from the office."
Davies anticipated the new range would generate a minimum of $500,000 a year. She said the company was also currently working on deal to bundle the range with one of its application providers.
Davies said the products were suited to everything from one-man bands which didn't accept credit cards to large enterprises such as the Jim's Group.
Mint Wireless CEO Alex, Teoh, said ICT's key attraction was that it understood business solutions and how to sell them.
"They have a good network of Telstra dealers, which is one area we want to tap into," he said. "We also have about 20 resellers at the moment that we would like bring under ICT to manage."