Ingenico delivers vending machine software for contactless payments, multiple currencies
Payments technology provider Ingenico is launching a platform for vending operators to enable faster payments and management of their unattended machines.
Smart Self for Vending will enable vending companies to accept payments made in more than 20 different currencies. Ingenico says the platform software can be tailored to an operator's unique requirements in different markets.
“As the ultimate contactless service, we are excited by the possibilities that Smart Self for Vending opens up for vending operators whatever the sector," Guillaume Pascal, executive vice president of enterprise retail business at Ingenico, said in a Thursday press release. "Not only does it offer end-to-end payments processing, but it also increases efficiencies across the board. Its secure gateway provides immediate reporting with real time data, along with advanced acquiring capabilities.”
Smart Self for Vending operates through Ingenico hardware that can accept cashless and contactless payment methods such as QR codes, while operating as a secure gateway.
Smart Self is also designed to enable operators to interact with shoppers digitally at unattended sites.
“The most significant shift in the payments industry to evolve from this year has been the sudden move towards contactless and alternative payment methods," Pascal added. "So much so, that a vast majority of customers think that cash should disappear completely at some point in the future. Now more than ever, vending operators should be looking to self-service options for their business.”