Apriva, a provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information solutions, announced that it will showcase its Apriva Vend™ cashless vending solution at the upcoming 2011 Canadian Automatic Merchandising Association (CAMA) Expo, scheduled for Sept. 16 and 17 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, Quebec. The CAMA Exhibition is the largest vending-specific show in Canada, and attracts attendees representing vending operators, manufacturers, and product and services suppliers. Apriva® will be located at booth 218 throughout the event.
“Vending operators across Canada are looking at cashless vending as a viable solution to break away from the cycle of tight margins and low growth that has been plaguing the vending industry for years. With the introduction in Canada of Interac FLASH, the vending community will have the capability to capitalize on this quick, convenient payment method,” said Paul DeRosse, vice president of business development, Canada, for Apriva. “CAMA gives us a terrific forum to interact with Canadian vending operators and describe how cashless payments solutions can enable them to increase revenue, reduce costs, and ultimately regain financial control of their businesses.”
An end-to-end solution, Apriva Vend enables operators to accept card-based payments at vending machines. Apriva Vend incorporates all aspects of a cashless vending solution, including hardware, software, payment processing, cellular carrier services, and reporting. Apriva Vend provides vending operators with expedited access to their funds—usually within 24 to 48 hours—along with 24/7 customer support, and leading-edge technology that meets the most stringent security and privacy mandates. Apriva Vend allows operators to increase profit margins, while providing consumers with convenient and flexible payment methods.
To bring its cashless solutions to Canada, Apriva has formed a partnership with Open Solutions Inc.® Canada to deploy EMV-compliant contactless debit and credit card acceptance technology at vending machines and unattended payment devices across Canada.