Boston, MA, May 18, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Ziptip, Inc., a mobile payments application designed specifically for the payment of tips and gratuities for service workers, is listed as one of Boston's Hottest Startups by Tech Cocktail. The listing was announced by Tech Cocktail on May 10, 2012.
Ziptip, Inc. was organized in 2011 to solve the many problems of both paying and receiving tips and gratuities. A Tipper’s ability to tip is limited by cash on hand, time and social custom. With cash usage in decline, Tippers are increasingly frustrated. Ziptip simplifies tipping by enabling a tipper to transact a tip simply by scanning an image included on a service provider's business card. Service providers can also display their unique Medallion images (and get tips) by wearing a T-shirt, badge, skin tattoo or by displaying the image at their workstations, in emails or on Facebook pages. Users link to PayPal, the world's most trusted 3rd party payment processor.
Ziptip innovates the tipping space. Tips paid by credit card are problematic, and these problems arise because credit card tips are paid to the wrong party; the merchant. Ziptip enables tips to be paid directly and instantly to service providers, not their employers. The legal and regulatory framework employers must follow regarding tipping has become increasingly complex, so Ziptip provides value to employers who no longer wish to be involved in collecting and allocating tips.
Service providers sign up at ziptip.net and customize their unique Medallion images. As a convenience they can order business cards including this image also at ziptip.net. “While all types of service workers benefit from using Ziptip, in particular hotel workers (especially housekeeping staff), café workers, coffee baristas and some restaurant workers stand to benefit dramatically,” says Ziptip’s President Lois Hamblet.
Tippers simply load the free Ziptip app available in both the App Store for iphones and the Android market.
The Ziptip service is available in over 20 countries.
Ziptip has been awarded a number of accolades including Best Use Case/Best Market Potential (HP Cross Platform Challenge Award) and Best Use of the Sencha Touch App Framework at WIP Connector's Muther! of all Hackathons + DevCon and Best App, Silver Medal (Investors' Choice Award) and Best Use of the PayPal API (Sponsor’s Choice Award).