|By Marketwired .||
|May 7, 2014 01:00 PM EDT||
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 07, 2014) - LevelUp, the Boston-based mobile payments company with 1.5 million users and 14,000 businesses in over 40 states, announced today that it has moved into a new office space in downtown Boston following a 15% increase in staff so far in 2014.
"Given a rapid increase in demand, we've needed to hire for just about every position in the company," said LevelUp CEO Seth Priebatsch. "Our new office is better suited for our growing numbers and we've really made this new space our own. Not only does it have a better layout to accommodate the influx of engineers, account managers and sales team as we continue to grow, but we also boasts crazy and creative murals from local artists we've invited to help decorate, including a Darth Vader wielding the power of mobile payments."
LevelUp, whose stated mission is to drive the cost of making & accepting payments to zero, recently cut their payment processing fees to 1.95%, representing the lowest available payment processing rate. Credit card fees by comparison can cost businesses anywhere from 2.75% - 5%.
In addition to LevelUp's own sales and engineering teams, 3rd party developers have helped fuel LevelUp's growth since the launch of the company's developer platform late last year. LevelUp's open API & SDK have enabled hundreds of developers outside LevelUp to launch services such as a payments app for the Pebble Smartwatch, add LevelUp payments via the food ordering service Foodler and launch over 100 merchant white-labeled mobile payment and loyalty apps.
"The LevelUp API has opened the gates for developers all over the world to build seamless payments into any service, whether it be online, mobile, or wearable," said Tung Pham, co-founder of BeatifulLab, the company behind the LevelUp Pebble app.
To celebrate their recent growth and new office space, LevelUp will be hosting an office warming party for friends, family, the local art community and anyone interested in learning about open positions at LevelUp on May 22nd. Those interested in attending can visit business.thelevelup.com/offices.
For media inquiries, please contact
LevelUp Marketing Director
matt [at] thelevelup [dot] com
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