USA Technologies Extends ePort Connect’s Loyalty Capabilities to AirVend’s POS Technology
MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT), (“USAT”), a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, today announced that USAT’s loyalty and prepaid program, MORE., is now integrated with AirVend’s interactive touchscreen point-of-sale device. The combined solution is designed to provide customers of AirVend added convenience, choice and new revenue opportunities.
“To the best of our knowledge, there is no other similar menu of integrated technologies and services offered in the vending market today.”
Through MORE., users of ePort Connect are able to offer their consumers rewards and discount offers for products purchased at their cashless-enabled locations, thus building loyalty, repeat business and a greater understanding of their consumers’ purchasing preferences. MORE. is offered as an extension to USAT’s comprehensive ePort Connect® service, a one-stop cashless payment service that now supports more than 6,650 customers.
AirVend offers an android-based interactive touchscreen designed to meet the needs of customers asking for content services, especially around advertising and nutritional information. USAT, as the preferred service provider for AirVend, provides customers of AirVend the added convenience of linking to USAT’s ePort Connect service.
“We are pleased to be able to take our relationship with USAT to the next level by integrating our product with their MORE. program,” said Lance Ellsworth, AirVend's co-founder and executive vice president of business development. “By using AirVend technology, or a blend of AirVend and USAT’s ePort® POS technology, customers now have added flexibility in aligning POS technology with their requirements while maintaining a consistent consumer experience through ePort Connect.”
“Extending the value of ePort Connect with value-added services such as MORE. reflects USAT’s commitment to its customers and the forward-thinking strategies that we believe have driven our market leadership in vending and a growing awareness of our ePort Connect service in other similar self-serve retail markets,” said Mike Lawlor, USAT’s senior vice president of sales and business development. “To the best of our knowledge, there is no other similar menu of integrated technologies and services offered in the vending market today.”
AirVend was founded in April 2012 for the express purpose of bringing affordable, advanced technology to the vending and unattended retail industries. The AirVend system is an interactive touchscreen device that displays nutritional information, provides cashless options and sends real-time data and alerts wirelessly, ensuring that vending operators reap the rewards they deserve. Visit the website at www.air-vend.com.
About USA Technologies:
USA Technologies is a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries. ePort Connect® is the company’s flagship service platform, a PCI-compliant, end-to-end suite of cashless payment and telemetry services specially tailored to fit the needs of small ticket, self-service retailing industries. USA Technologies also provides a broad line of cashless acceptance technologies including its NFC-ready ePort® G-series, ePort Mobile™ for customers on the go, and QuickConnect, an API Web service for developers. USA Technologies has been granted 87 patents; and has agreements with Verizon, Visa, Elavon and customers such as Compass, Crane, AMI Entertainment and others. Visit the website at www.usatech.com.
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