Vital Processing Services launched three new products Wednesday as part of its Retail Solutions and eSolutions suite of services.
“These three product announcements reflect Vital’s ongoing commitment to understand the emerging opportunities in electronic payment processing and related merchant services, and to delivering solutions that help our clients exploit those opportunities,” said Jon Palmer, president and CEO of Vital Processing Services.
VirtualWebuilder Vital is introducing its signature eSolutions product, VirtualWebuilder. Developed exclusively for Vital by Kinzan, VirtualWebuilder is a turn key web site hosting and web site development solution for businesses of all sizes and types. Vital formed a strategic alliance with Kinzan to develop and co-market VirtualWebuilder. Kinzan is a provider of a brandable suite of applications for content management, commerce and communications.
VirtualWebuilder is a quick, easy and cost-effective way for businesses to create an information-type web site or a commerce-enabling site that sells goods and services. Merchants can develop an online extension of their business in as little as 15 minutes using a template-driven, point-and-click wizard application. VirtualWebuilder enables Vital’s acquiring clients to reinforce relationships by bringing a rich and robust web solution to current customers, while also building new retail relationships.
To enhance Vital’s comprehensive Retail Solutions offering, Vital is delivering two new products to the merchant acquiring industry that will enable Vital’s clients to maximize opportunities in the business-to-consumer markets.
Vital EPS, powered by MEISolutions.com Vital recently signed an exclusive contract with MEISolutions.com, a business-to-business retail solutions provider, to combine Vital’s processing and support services with MEI’s EPS point-of-sale (POS) software. Vital Electronic Payment System (Vital EPS) is a fully managed software package for credit, debit, EBT card and check payment processing. Vital EPS is tailored to meet the needs of Vital’s acquiring clients and their multi-lane/multi-store merchants, smaller chains, general retail and supermarket merchants.
Vital EPS is the solution for multi-lane/multi-store retailers who have problems with downtime, limited reporting, billing inaccuracies or slow transaction approval.
Vital Wireless Solution
Vital has teamed up with CellGateTM Technologies, a provider of wireless IP cellular digital network services for transaction processing, to offer a low-cost, high-performance transaction processing service that enables merchants’ existing POS terminals to communicate with Vital’s host via wireless Internet Protocol (IP) instead of the traditional dial line. When the CellGate service is combined with Vital’s “dial and hold” terminal application, typical transaction processing time is four seconds.
“Vital is one of the first major processors to deliver CellGate’s wireless IP solution to acquirers for their merchant customers. Giving our clients this speed to market advantage will allow them to generate a new revenue stream. Merchants can capitalize on the fact that CellGate’s wireless IP technology is faster, less expensive and more secure than traditional business lines used today,” said Palmer
About Vital Processing Services ([www.vitalps.com])
Arizona-based Vital Processing ServicesÂ® (VitalÂ®) is a leader in technology-based commerce-enabling services. Vital’s clients include acquirers and merchant service providers that offer electronic payment processing services to merchants, such as POS products, electronic authorization and data capture; VirtualNet’ Internet-commerce services; clearing, settlement and exception processing; accounting, billing and reporting; operational fulfillment services; risk management; and customer service. Vital is a merchant processing joint venture of VISAÂ® USA and Total System Services Inc. Â® (NYSE: “TSS”
About Kinzan ([www.kinzan.com])
Kinzan provides a leading platform for central organizations to extend and manage their network of business relationships on the Internet. The company’s platform enables a central organization to quickly, easily and cost-effectively deploy a large network of affiliated web sites with a consistent look and feel, while offering the flexibility to meet local market needs. The Kinzan platform includes a brandable suite of content management and e-commerce applications, configurable hardware, scalable hosting services, development and deployment capabilities and customer care programs. Autotrader.com, Avon, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Chase Merchant Services, Knight Ridder Real Cities, Maytag and YMCA are among those that have chose the Kinzan platform to extend and manage their offline business relationships networks online.
About MEISolutions.com ([www.meisolutions.com]) MEISolutions.com is an established business-to-business company that offers a virtual private network, business process applications and professional support that use the Internet to lower operating costs, efficiently manage communications and operations, and generate business for industries worldwide.
About CellGate Technologies ([www.cellgate.com]) CellGate provides Wireless IP network services to financial institutions, financial transaction processors and independent sales organizations. The CellGate Service provides POS terminals, POS PC systems, and dial ATM’s a faster transaction while reducing dial phone line and installation costs. CellGate’s patented solution requires no change to the merchant’s terminal hardware or software. For additional information visit the CellGate web site at [www.cellgate.com]. CellGate is headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. with network operations located in St. Louis. CellGate is an AT&T Wireless Data ‘Value Added Reseller.’