MALVERN, PA -- Ameri-Source LLC through which the nationwide purchasing management company for vending and foodservice companies will promote USA Technologies Inc.'s cashless payment and telemetry solutions to its members.
As part of the three-year agreement, Ameri-Source will endorse USAT's ePort technology and ePort Connect service to its 475 members, who will be eligible to receive preferred pricing.
"We selected USAT because we believe our members, most of them small- to medium-size vending operators, need to keep pace with new technologies and trends," said John Plummer Jr., president and founder of Ameri-Source. "Ameri-Source, in its role of providing purchasing advice and volume benefits for our members, views the decision to adopt cashless payment and telemetry as a business essential. Every day we witness how the consumer under 30, the traveler, the office worker just doesn't carry cash anymore. Our members are going to have to change to keep up with these dynamics and, in our view, USAT offers an affordable way for them to do that."
Plummer added that cashless payment and telemetry provide operators with an efficient mechanism for raising prices and attracting incremental revenues through multi-vend purchases. Additionally, USAT's two-tier pricing program, which can be implemented on a machine-by-machine basis, provides a cost-effective, scalable solution for its members.
Plummer, a 35-year foodservice purchasing veteran, founded Ameri-Source to deliver cost-saving purchasing for small to midsize vending and foodservice operations spending up to $5 million or more for food, beverages, supplies, trucks and equipment. Ameri-Source negotiates the deals, arranges the rebate monies and handles all the paperwork.