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USA Technologies Grows Cashless Footprint

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A&A Vending Services is expanding its relationship with self-service retail market payment technology service provider USA Technologies (USAT).

The company announced on Tuesday (Aug. 23) that it has committed to enabling 100 percent of its vending machines with cashless payment options. USAT will assist with upgrading 1,200 of the company’s machines to accept cash, credit/debit cards and mobile wallet payments, such as Android Pay and Apple Pay, through the NFC-capable ePort Connect cashless payment system.

“For the past 20 years, we have built our company name on providing outstanding service by listening to the needs of our customers,” Les Perry, owner of A&A Vending Services, explained in a press release.

“More and more of our customers are looking to make contactless purchases from our machines, so we realized that transitioning to cashless wasn’t something we could put off any longer. USA Technologies has been guiding us through the process, offering insight and support to ensure our financial commitment pays off as quickly as possible. We are excited by the early traction and look forward to continued results like these as we move to 100 percent cashless on every machine,” Perry continued.

A&A will also utilize USAT’s Premium Support Service offerings, which provide companies with access to a bundle of support services, including deployment planning, project management, installation support, training, marketing of cashless, marketing support, mobile payment and loyalty programs and funding support.

“A&A is a perfect example of the positive benefits retailers can realize as they move from a primarily cash-based business to cashless,” Jim Turner, VP of deployment services for USA Technologies, stated. “Our approach insures that deployment is done in a way that makes sense based on the specific needs of the business. By implementing smart, strategic deployment programs through Premium Support Services, companies like A&A not only capture more purchases by consumers but are running their business in a more efficient way.”



The pressure on banks to modernize their payments capabilities to support initiatives such as ISO 20022 and instant/real time payments has been exacerbated by the emergence of COVID-19 and the compelling need to quickly scale operations due to the rapid growth of contactless payments, and subsequent increase in digitization. Given this new normal, the need for agility and optimization across the payments processing value chain is imperative.

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