Posted by Emily Porro | Apr 14, 2016

NAMA OneShow Learnings: 5 Best Practices for Implementing A Technology Roadmap

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Events

This guest post was written by Emily F. Porro While most operators understand the long-term benefits of investing in technology including higher customer satisfaction, streamlined processes, greater business efficiency, and higher sales, some can find the prospect of investing and deployment overwhelming. We’re at the NAMA OneShow in Chicago, and today’s session, “Roadmap to Technology: […]

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Posted by Amelia Powell | Apr 13, 2016

A Great Lineup for NAMA OneShow 2016

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Events

This year’s NAMA OneShow is shaping up to be a fantastic event, chock full of great speakers and panels. The USA Technologies (USAT) team is in Chicago and ready to take the stage and discuss how the emergence and adoption of new, innovative payment models are reshaping the retail experience, offering unattended retailers greater opportunities […]

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Posted by Amelia Powell | Apr 8, 2016

Have Cashless Payments Arrived?

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Cashless Trends

2015 was the year cashless payments moved from a nice-to-have to a need-to-have as retailers, brands and technology innovators connected the dots to unveil what was truly possible in a connected world.  And nothing was more telling than Apple, Android, Samsung and even Starbucks putting their brands front-and-center in a burgeoning new mobile payments space. […]

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Posted by Amelia Powell | Apr 7, 2016

5 Trends Shaping Cashless and Mobile Payments in 2016

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Cashless Trends

As cashless and mobile payment adoption picks up steam in 2016, innovation is continuing to push the boundaries and old-school cash-based transactions are quickly becoming a thing of the past.  Forrester Research forecasts that mobile payments in the United States will go from $52B in 2015 to $142B by the end of 2019 prompting Maeve […]

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Posted by Guest | Feb 18, 2016

How to Start a Healthy Vending Business

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Guest Perspectives

Today’s Guest Perspective is brought to you by August Noble of SnackNation. In a world with junk food around every corner, finding healthy options on the go can be nearly impossible.  Luckily,  vending machines can now offer far more variety than just unhealthy food.  Healthy vending machines make an instant impact on the communities they […]

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Posted by Stephen Herbert | Jan 25, 2016

How USAT’s Acquisition of VendScreen Is Ushering In New Payments Era in Vending and Self-Serve Retail Markets

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Corporate News

As consumers and retailers become more accustomed to cashless and mobile payments brought by the ubiquity of smartphones, the line between how consumers shop online and how they shop in a self-serve environment is fading. More and more, consumers are wanting to make a purchase with a click or swipe, bringing limitless, new opportunities for […]

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Posted by Maeve Duska | Dec 16, 2015

Cashless, Healthy Vending Go Hand in Hand

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Cashless Trends

At USA Technologies, we watch vending trends closely. One trend, in particular, that continues to gather attention is healthy vending. According to the Snack Food Association, 74 percent of consumers “are trying to eat healthier,” while 65 percent eat specific foods with weight loss in mind. Additional research compiled by the Center for Science in […]

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Posted by Maeve Duska | Nov 30, 2015

The Vending Industry Is Ready for the Mobile Wallet Holiday Shopper

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Mobile Payments

The holiday season is upon us again, and while most consumers won’t be thinking “vending machines” when they head out to shop, many are setting out ready to buy with their phones. And for the vending industry, this time of year means increased holiday traffic, hungry, thirsty and rushed consumers looking for quick convenient refreshment […]

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Posted by Maeve Duska | Nov 10, 2015

USA Technologies Shares Observations from Money 20/20

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Industry News

Returning/recovering from the Money 20/20 Conference — the fourth annual gathering for companies at the intersection of financial services, payments and e-commerce – we wanted to share some of our observations. The level of innovation that is happening in payments is something that can’t easily be expressed in a blog post but suffice to say, […]

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Posted by Maeve Duska | Oct 7, 2015

2015: A Cashless Coming Out Party

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Cashless Trends

Hi readers!  We are so excited to kick off our first blog post and share all of the advancements that are happening in the cashless payments space – from new technology, to updates on mobile payments to consumer and customer trends – it’s all happening so fast, a blog seemed like a great way to […]

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