ROAM Partners with Thatcher Technology Group to offer Direct Selling Companies Advanced mPOS Capabilities

Posted: Mar 26, 2014

ROAM platform enables Thatcher to incorporate mobile point of sale into its award-winning sales performance software

BOSTON, Mass. – March 25, 2014ROAM (, an Ingenico company and the leading mobile commerce platform provider, announced today that Thatcher Technology Group, a direct selling industry innovator, has selected ROAM’s platform as the basis for its new mobile point of sale (mPOS) offering for direct selling organizations, on top of its powerful sales performance management software system.

The mPOS solution leverages ROAM’s full capabilities: Application Programming Interfaces (API) enabling software interaction, fully PCI compliant payment gateway and mobile payment engine. This will enable Thatcher’s customers to conveniently and securely accept debit and credit card payments, while enhancing customer buying experience and improving business efficiencies. ROAM’s mobile commerce platform also helps reduce costs by enabling direct selling companies to avoid card-non-present transaction rates and reducing post-sale credit card declines and chargebacks.

Direct Selling - tablet and ROAM readerLeveraging ROAM’s flexible white labeling capabilities, the mPOS solution will offer direct selling clients custom-branded or Thatcher-branded card readers provided by ROAM.

“We are very pleased to support Thatcher’s efforts in applying new technology in innovative ways to better serve its customers,” said Patrick Crosson, Vice President of Strategic Accounts for ROAM. “Mobile POS capabilities provide tremendous value to direct selling organizations, facilitating a consultative sales approach while accepting card-based payments.”

“We wanted to extend the scope of our Prowess software with new mPOS capabilities that would allow our direct selling customers to realize the immediate benefits and measurable ROI that this technology provides,” said Dave Siembieda, President of Thatcher Technology Group. “Only ROAM could provide the security, customization and integration features we required. We’re very excited to offer our customers this new mPOS functionality, and the feedback we’ve received thus far has been overwhelmingly positive.”

About ROAM™
ROAM, an Ingenico company, helps merchants get to market quickly with secure, cost effective and powerful mobile point of sale solutions, regardless of the technology environment. ROAM’s “powered by” mCommerce platform provides the hardware peripherals, applications, tools and services enabling companies worldwide to realize the benefits of using mobile to reinvent their interactions with their customers and to create new business efficiencies. Founded in 2005, ROAM is a pioneer in the mobile POS space, having produced and distributed the industry’s first secure mobile card reader and today powers mobile point of sale solutions for many of the leading companies in this market, globally. For more information, visit

About Thatcher

Thatcher Technology Group is a direct selling industry innovator offering a full suite of software, services and support with a commitment to ongoing development of solutions for the direct selling industry. Founded in 1999, Thatcher has extensive experience working with companies that have widely dispersed and dynamic sales organizations that require effective sales support and communication. Thatcher has developed business solutions for companies primarily in the mid-market whose average annual sales range from $10 million to $700 million. Its solution is well positioned (constructed) to support startups, emerging and global enterprises. For more information, visit


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