Hypercom Corporation announced that dm-drogerie markt GmbH + Co. KG, one of the top two drugstore chains in Germany, has selected and began deploying more than 3,700 Artema Hybrid payment terminals to its nearly 1,200 retail outlets nationwide.
“By delivering futureproof electronic payment systems to leading European retailers like dm-drogerie markt, we reinforce our already considerable footprint in this market segment”
“By integrating the Artema Hybrid payment systems into our stores across Germany, we will speed transactions and further enhance the shopping experience for our customers,” said Roman Melcher, Managing Director of dm-drogerie markt.
“By delivering futureproof electronic payment systems to leading European retailers like dm-drogerie markt, we reinforce our already considerable footprint in this market segment,” said Peter Vesco, Managing Director, Hypercom Northern Europe.
Some 300,000 Artema Hybrid payment systems, which set the standard in the market for fast and reliable card payments, have been deployed in Germany alone. Artema Hybrid features a single slot “hybrid” card reader and secure integrated PIN Pad to accept both magnetic stripe and chip card transactions. It was the first terminal to be certified according to the TA 7.0 chip-card specifications, recently introduced by the Zentraler Kreditausschuss (ZKA) German banking association.
Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products, software solutions and services. The Company’s solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, petroleum, healthcare, prepaid, self-service and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits. Hypercom is a founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) and is the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe and third largest provider globally.
About dm-drogerie markt
dm operates more than 2,400 markets across Europe and employs 36,200 people. In the accounting year 2009/2010 dm claimed its place among the 200 largest companies based in Germany and generated sales of 4.074 billion euros with 22,800 employees. In addition to the economic success dm also enjoys great popularity among their customers: In 2010 the “Kundenmonitor Deutschland” (customer satisfaction index Germany) dm was selected as favorite national drugstore chain for the tenth consecutive time and as favorite merchant.