The multinational specialized in payment services, Worldline, has partnered with the Italian Group IVS, the second European operator of automatic and semi-automatic vending machines, to maximize acceptance of cashless transactions. France and Italy are the first countries in which Worldline and IVS roll out their offer, before making the solution available to the entire European market.
This key partnership will combine Worldline’s universal acceptance capabilities with IVS’s expertise in Vending machines, as well as value-added services provided through Moneynet, the payment services arm of IVS. This highly scalable solution will include Worldline’s best-of-breed payment terminals that are easy to integrate thanks to their conformance to the industry’s universal protocol, the MDB vending communication protocols. Vending machine users will benefit from the latest Self/2000 terminals, that have full touch technology, 4G connectivity and a camera that allows the acceptance of purses.
Changes in demand require a new generation of communication devices. vending
One of the most significant developments to come out of the pandemic is the drastic change in consumer habits in the ecosphere of payments. With the use of cash becoming the norm, coupled with a growing demand for digital options, consumers want convenient payment methods, higher value, and a more personalized experience, especially in the self-service space, which is becoming more popular. rapidly expanding.
To meet this demand, operators of vending they have to expand their offer and provide the best shopping experience possible. They also have to rely on the ability of payment experts to manage the complexity of payments on your behalf, in all geographies, with the ability to anticipate the next steps of this digital transformation journey and, in particular, bring additional value to vending merchants.
Nicholas Dejonghe, Worldline Vending Sales Manager, commented: “We are delighted to have gained the trust of IVS, a well known and respected European Vending operator, to be their payment expert in this conversion from cash to cashless. Our flexible solution has allowed us to build a bespoke offer that is fully scalable across geographies, from terminals to a complete offer that includes acquisition services. We will stand shoulder to shoulder with IVS and further support them in their growth plans and to deliver a unified trading experience.”
Davide ArzuffiDirector of Systems and Electronics of the IVS Group, added: “Providing easy and efficient cashless payments across Europe is key for us at a time when we have important customers to serve in various sectors such as transport and utilities. This will also help us maintain our European expansion with key customers, both existing and new. We have chosen to rely on the expertise of Worldline to support us in this transition to cashless technology. Having a single payment expert is a great advantage that will allow us to deploy payment services efficiently and optimize our operations. We are confident that Worldline will help us achieve this.”