Worldline, the global in payments services company and IVS Group, the second largest player in Europe in automatic and semi-automatic vending machines, have announced a partnership designed to maximise the acceptance of cashless transactions.
France and Italy are the first countries to benefit from the partnership, which will subsequently be rolled out across the whole of Europe.
This ‘key partnership’ will combine the universal acceptance capabilities of Worldline with IVS’ expertise in vending machines – as well as value added services delivered through Moneynet, IVS’ payment services branch. This highly scalable solution will include Worldline’s best-in-class payment terminals, which are easy to integrate thanks to theircompliance with the industry’s vending communication protocols. Users of the vending machines will benefit from the latest Self/2000 terminals, featuring full touch, 4G connectivity and camera-enabled to support wallet acceptance.
Worldline : Shifting user habits demand a new generation of vending devices
One of the most significant developments emerging from the pandemic is the dramatic change in payment habits. With cashless now the norm, along with an increasing demand for digital options, consumers want convenient payment methods, greater value and a more personalised experience, especially in unattended retail.
To meet this demand, vending operators are to scaling their offerings to provide the best purchasing experience possible.
‘Our flexible solution allowed us to build a tailored offer that is fully scalable across geographies, ranging from terminals to a full offer including acquiring services’, Nicolas Dejonghe, Head of Vending Sales of Worldline, said. ‘We will stand side by side with IVS to support them further in their growth plans and to deliver a unified business experience
Davide Arzuffi, Head of Systems and Electronics at IVS Group, added: ‘Providing cashless payments easily and efficiently throughout Europe is key for us at a time when we have significant clients to serve across various industries, such as Transportation and Public Services. This will also help us sustain our European expansion with key existing and new clients. We have chosen to rely on the expertise of Worldline to support us in this transition to cashless. Having one unique payment expert is a major benefit that will allow us to deploy payment services efficiently and optimise our operations. We are confident that Worldline will help us deliver on this.’
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