Canadian Vending

Apriva, CPI and TNS team up on payment system for Canadian vending operators

April 19, 2017
By Canadian Vending

Scottsdale, AZ – Apriva has a new vending payment system for Canadian operators that incorporates Crane Payment Innovation’s MEI Cashflow EasiChoice card reader and Apriva’s newly certified payment gateway interface for Interac Flash to payment processing provider TNS Smart Network.

The system is design to provide an easy-to-use, seamless payment acceptance platform for Canadian vending operators to offer their customers convenience and security, Apriva said in a news release.
The unified solution specifically allows for contactless acceptance of all major card brands and payment forms including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Interac Flash, enabling the use of secure chip card technology via TNS SmartVend. The MEI Cashflow EasiChoice card reader serves markets ranging from closed-loop environments like colleges, universities and corporate campus environments to self-service parking and theater environments.

“Vending operators want all-in-one solutions that deliver payment acceptance with robust device management capabilities,” said Stacey Finley Tappin, senior vice-president of sales and marketing communications at Apriva. “Apriva’s unattended payment solutions enable vending operators across Canada to integrate a secure payments acceptance device and a back-end processing solution to their vending machines, promoting 24/7/365 greater self-service capabilities and convenience for their consumers.”

“The Canadian vending market is seeing explosive growth in contactless and mobile payment acceptance,” said Peter Zoumboulakis, vice-president of sales at TNS Smart Network. “TNS is proud to be the market leader with our SmartVend payment solution. SmartVend offers Canada’s vending and kiosk operators the ability to easily accept debit and credit card payments and to increase their sales by taking advantage of the consumer shift to mobile and contactless use.”