SAN DIEGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE )-- As this holiday shopping season begins, many merchants are counting on increased 2010 sales to make up for the last two years of extremely challenging sales. For many small or mobile businesses, Transaction Wireless™ is providing the ideal solution to help maximize holiday profits and reduce fraud risk with the wCharge Credit Card “Terminal.” Using only their existing mobile device, no extra equipment needed, the wCharge service gives merchants – small and large – peace of mind, increased sales, lowest processing fees, and reduced fraud by enabling secure mobile credit card transactions. Until wCharge, many business owners have been restricted to accept cash, fraud-prone personal checks or use specialized mobile hardware with expensive merchant processing fees and contracts. Merchants anywhere from the school fundraising bazaar, church holiday fundraiser or a photo booth with Santa can accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit cards, plus PayPal, and issue receipts via their mobile phones. All credit card activity is completely secure via an encrypted network and card numbers are never stored on the mobile phone.

Transaction Wireless’ safe and convenient mobile point of sale solution simply extends the functionality of any merchant account, offering savings on processing fees and directly affecting the bottom line – possibly making the "make or break" difference to small and mobile businesses. wCharge can be used in a variety of businesses including:

Estate Management (Retail/Resale)

Sarah Lynn of Sound Estate Management has been using wCharge service since June 2010. The company, based in Seattle, manages estate sales and specialty property resale including jewelry, furniture and automobiles and processes a very wide range of charge amounts – everything from a household trinket to a grand piano or used Porsche.

“I wish I had found wCharge sooner,” said Lynn. “I found the application at the Blackberry app store. Not only is it convenient, paper free and needs no additional equipment that can jam up or break, but it’s also the most fee-competitive service of this type out there. I use my Blackberry for my business and personal calls, all of my emails and now it’s my mobile, hassle free credit card processing terminal. wCharge is outstanding.”

wCharge is available on the Verizon Media Store, the AT&T store, iPhone and iPod Touch and Android devices along with a number of versions for nearly any phone – no smartphone required. The downloadable application is free and includes a demo mode so merchants can see how it works before signing up for the service.

wCharge service starts at just $5 per month and requires no long-term contracts. Perfect for just about any sized business – from a sole proprietor to a pizza delivery service with 20+ drivers - transactions from multiple phone numbers can be linked to one account.

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