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Nov 7, 2017

THIS IS BIG….. How USAT’s Purchase of Cantaloupe Systems Will Create the First Holistic Enterprise Platform in Unattended Retail

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Acquisition

We are thrilled to announce that we have signed an agreement to acquire Cantaloupe Systems, long recognized as a like-minded innovator bringing smart and effective intelligence software to the vending, micro markets, and office coffee service industry. The acquisition enables us to combine Cantaloupe’s award-winning Logistics and vending intelligence technology with our market-leading payment platform […]

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Oct 22, 2017

Money 20/20: Reimagining Payments & Commerce in the Internet-of-Everything

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Money 20/20

Imagine you’re in an airport waiting to catch a flight and you realize you forgot to pack your toothbrush.  Before getting too aggravated, you remember passing a drugstore kiosk on your way through the terminal. You go back to that kiosk, select a toothbrush, scan the item, and then use your fingerprint to pay and […]

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Oct 19, 2017

USAT Talks “Cashless” with Cory Hewett of Gimme Technologies

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Cashless Trends

Today’s interview is with Cory Hewett, the CEO and founder of Gimme Technologies, the creator of an innovative vending technology solution that gives vending executives better sales, inventory and service data.   Q: Tell us about Gimme? Where did the name come from? Gimme is a technology company that builds award-winning iPad apps, cloud applications, server integrations, and patently unique wireless […]

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Sep 6, 2017

How Millennials Will Drive Retail Personalization

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Guest Perspective

Today’s guest post was written by Cory Hewett, CEO for Gimme Vending Millennials are now the largest generation working today, growing past Gen-Xers[1].  With this changing of the guard, the retail landscape is in the middle of its own rebirth, and like Blockbuster and Sears can attest, being an iconic American brand assures no asylum against […]

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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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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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