USA Technologies (USAT), a payment technology provider of cashless and mobile transactions in vending, kiosk, parking and other self-serve retail industries, announced Wednesday (April 19) that together with Ingenico, a player in seamless payment with 32 million terminals present in more than 170 countries, will be launching a combined cashless hardware and cashless payment services solution in the United States.
In a press release, USAT said that by offering Ingenico’s payment hardware, USAT’s customers will have the opportunity to add an EMV contact solution to their cashless payment portfolio. In turn, Ingenico Group would be able to leverage USAT’s Quick Connect or ePort Connect platform for use with its PCI-certified, EMV and NFC/contactless unattended payment solution — the iUC285.
“At Ingenico Group, it’s our goal to offer merchants the best payment solutions across a variety of verticals and provide consumers with fast, simple and secure purchasing experiences,” said Bruce Rasmussen, director of sales, Strategic Verticals at Ingenico Group/North America. “Further, we seek to provide the most innovative solutions to empower merchants, and by working with USA Technologies we’re able to meet our objective to expand the most secure payment options to the unattended retail market.”
With this combined offering, USAT said it plans on providing unattended retail operators the option of using Ingenico’s payment hardware via USAT’s cashless payment network. Merchants could gain access to automatic updates to payment software, settings, security and point-of-sale insight data through USAT’s ePort Connect network with the ability to layer on services like consumer engagement, loyalty programs and payroll deduct.
“By going to market with a leading global payment hardware provider, we are able to offer vending and other unattended retail merchants with the best-in-class payment solutions that accept new and emerging forms of payments like EMV, with USAT’s ePort Connect suite of cashless payment, consumer engagement and loyalty services,” said Michael Lawlor, chief services officer, USA Technologies, in the same release.