Monday , September 26, 2022

Vending

A Vending-Payments Processor Applies Cryptocurrency to Crack the Market for Micropayments

Remember micropayments? Most payments providers gave up on this class of electronic payments several years ago when it became apparent that technology couldn’t crack the problem of high-cost transactions applied to very low-value goods. But now at least one player is attacking the market with cryptocurrency. On Track Innovations Ltd., …

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COMMENTARY: Why Kiosks Are Becoming Must-Have Technology in the Retail Space

Kiosks, and the technology that supports them, are hardly new. We’ve been using kiosks to check in at the airport and print out a wedding registry at our local home-goods store for years. But today, kiosks are moving into fast-food restaurants, rental-car stores, drugstores, malls, and everywhere in between. In …

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Cantaloupe Acquisition Adds 270,000 Connections to USA Technologies’ Network

Fresh from its $85 million acquisition of Cantaloupe Systems Inc., USA Technologies Inc. reported Thursday that it added 311,000 net new connections to its network of vending machines and other unattended card-accepting merchant locations in the quarter ended Dec. 31. Approximately 270,000 of the new connections came from Cantaloupe, a …

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USA Technologies Swings to Profit as Network Continues Growing

USA Technologies Inc., a provider of payment services for vending machines and other unattended merchant locations, said Tuesday the number of connections in its ePort network grew 32% year-over-year to 568,000 as of June 30, and transaction volume nearly as much. The Malvern, Pa.-based firm also reported net income of …

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Are Subdermal NFC Payments Over the ‘Internet of Us’ the Next Big Thing?

A Wisconsin supplier of kiosks for employee break rooms is getting national attention in the wake of its announcement that it plans to implant radio-frequency identification microchips in the hands of volunteer employees Aug. 1, chips the company says will support payments. Three Square Market, based in River Falls in …

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Sabre Breach Update and other Digital Transactions News briefs

USA Technologies Inc., a provider of contactless-payment devices for vending machines, announced an expanded agreement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to market cashless-payment capability in self-serve markets. Fast-casual restaurant chain Panera Bread Co. gets more than a quarter of its orders through digital order-ahead transactions, and that excludes digital orders that are paid …

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M-Payment Laundry App Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• Washlava, a startup focusing on self-service laundromats, release its mobile app that enables users to reserve an LG Giant commercial washing machine and pay for the use via the app after tapping the phone against the machine. • Vending-payments specialist USA Technologies Inc. said the amount of contactless payments for laundry …

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Apriva Receives EMV Certifications and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• Mastercard Inc. said it has completed testing of a biometric-enabled payment card in South Africa. The card contains fingerprint scanning technology. Cardholders enroll their fingerprints at their financial institutions, which are then stored as a digital template on the card. The card can be used in an EMV point-of-sale terminal. Mastercard …

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USA Technologies in Ingenico Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• USA Technologies Inc. announced it will work with point-of-sale terminal maker Ingenico to make Ingenico contact-EMV hardware available to providers of vending machines and other unattended terminals that use USAT’s network for contactless payments. • In related news, Mastercard Inc. said it is making its Masterpass digital wallet available for purchases …

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USA Technologies’ Cashless Rollout Speeds Along, But Profits Elude the Vending Specialist

By Kevin Woodward@DTPaymentNews Six Pepsi-licensed bottlers will use USA Technologies Inc.’s cashless payments devices in 2,120 vending machines, the Malvern, Pa.-based vending-payments specialist announced Wednesday. USAT also released its fiscal second-quarter earnings showing revenue at $21.8 million, but a year-to-date loss of $2.2 million. The Pepsi bottler announcement—for a cooperative …

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