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Aug 28, 2017

A Cashless Society Enabled by Smart Technology

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Cashless Trends

Today’s post is by guest blogger, Beth Kotz. A new wave of digital disruption has generated momentous progress in payment technology. While the concept of a“cashless” society has generated a lot of buzz in recent years, we’re now seeing numerous platforms deliver secure contactless payment transactions – giving rise to an “Internet of Payment Things.”    […]

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Aug 8, 2017

Phoenix Goes on Tour with Merch Vending Machine

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Merch Vending

As we mentioned a few weeks back, Phoenix, the popular french rock band, has been making headlines for its decision to bring a vending machine, aptly named, Super Mercato, on the band’s world tour to sell merchandise and promote their recently released album, Ti Amo. The Super Mercato pop-up shop makes it easy for fans to […]

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Jun 1, 2017

Vending Machines – Not Just for Candy Anymore

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Cashless Trends

It is so exciting to watch how the unattended retail market (and vending in general) has transformed in the past year,  and is now reaching new levels of cool. Everything from luxury cars, to makeup, headphones and Snapchat Spectacles and now band merchandise can be found with increasing regularity in vending machines. It goes to show […]

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Apr 27, 2017

The Future of Mobile Payments – Safer and More Convenient

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Mobile Payments

Today’s post was written by guest blogger, Beth Kotz, a contributing writer to Credit.com. Thanks to credit and debit cards, we know that you can walk around with no cash in your wallet and still be ready to make a purchase just about anywhere. However, thanks to mobile payments, people are now able to forego […]

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Apr 25, 2017

USAT Hosted the First Annual USAT Retail Round Table at NAMA OneShow

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Cashless Trends

USAT Kicked off the 2017 NAMA OneShow in Vegas by hosting the first annual USAT Retail Round Table, a discussion of how the vending business is paving the way for retail to embrace technology by way of mobile payments, advertising opportunities, and digital displays. Our panel, kindly sponsored by Chase, and Grab and Go, consisted […]

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Mar 14, 2017

Ready to Turn on Mobile Payments? Fear Not

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Apple Pay

Even though mobile payments are becoming more commonplace, not all consumers trust that mobile wallets are secure forms of payment. You’ll be surprised to learn that mobile wallet payments are in fact far more secure than even credit card payments. Amelia Powell of USA Technologies shares more in this episode of USA Technologies Stories.

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Feb 28, 2017

Mobile Payments Take the Stage at Mobile World Congress

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Apple Pay

Saludos desde Barcelona! As Mobile World Congress (MWC 17) kicks off, the usual agenda is the introduction of new phones – from Nokia’s debut of the retro 3310 to Huawei’s P10 and LG’s G6. Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR & AR) enthusiasts are waiting with baited breath for the latest developments for developing applications on mobile platforms. All […]

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Jan 18, 2017

Stephen P. Herbert Named as a 2017 Future 50 Award Winner by SmartCEO Magazine

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Award

Last night, our Chairman and CEO, Stephen P. Herbert, was honored by SmartCEO Magazine as a 2017 Future 50 award winner. This program recognizes the greater Philadelphia area’s fastest growing, mid-sized companies. They are seen as representing the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. This year, […]

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Dec 28, 2016

2017, The Year Mobile Payments Win

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Mobile Payments

Change is hard. And nothing underscores that point more than today’s payment environment. With 62 percent of Americans surveyed in a June 2016 Gallup poll  predicting a cashless society in their lifetime, the vast majority of Americans can agree that cash is going the way of the dinosaur in the not too distant future. However, […]

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Dec 2, 2016 Unattended Retail

At one time, the unattended marketplace was a vast desert wasteland. You could only hope that wandering customers would stumble upon your device and have enough change on hand to make a purchase. It all seemed to be left to chance. But what if you could accept whatever payment they preferred? What if you could […]

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