USA Technologies has inked a deal with Ten M to upgrade 1,000 of the company’s vending machines to its ePort Connect cashless payment system, enabling the company to track the acceptance of cash, credit/debit cards, and contactless payments, including mobile wallet payments such as Android Pay and Apple Pay.
With the ubiquity of the mobile phone, we believe more and more consumers want the ease of making purchases with a tap, click or swipe. Ten M’s goal is to better serve its customers by becoming 100 percent cashless and mobile-payment enabled. With just 11 percent of the installations complete, early results indicate an average cashless usage of approximately 31%.
Based in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Ten M was established in 1977 and recently became a Canteen franchise. The company is fully leveraging USAT’s Premier Support Services to deploy the devices in the field and plans to subsequently leverage a fairly significant footprint of interactive equipment that they are installing in key accounts.
USAT’s advanced cloud-based interactive media and content delivery management system offers them what we believe to be a unique opportunity to serve up targeted information to these accounts and build value in the operation through rich multimedia-marketing campaigns, while simultaneously enabling the delivery of nutritional information, sampling via targeted promo code campaigns and creating an interactive and responsive consumer experience by providing instant remote refunds and electronic feedback mechanisms right at the point of sale.
USAT’s Premium Support Service bundles USAT’s best-in-class services to ensure the most effective deployments of USAT’s cashless technology through cohesive planning that maximizes returns. Services include USAT’s Model Market program for planning, project management, installation support, and marketing support; integration of deployment planning, installation and performance optimization; access to USAT’s flagship Knowledge Base data; and customized reporting in support of deployment, inventory and DEX project management.
USAT’s Premium Support Service is available to customers that have made a commitment to connect a significant portion of their locations to USAT’s service.
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