USAT Expands Seed Markets Integration With Multiple Micromarket Providers

Posted On: 4/25/2019

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MALVERN, PA -- USA Technologies Inc. has fully integrated its Seed Markets micromarket optimization solution with some of the industry’s largest micromarket providers, including 365 Retail Markets, Avanti Markets, Company Kitchen, Three Square Market and Yoke Payments.
Through the Seed Markets’ cloud-based and mobile solution, micromarket operators can benefit from the same service-efficiency tools already available for vending through Seed Pro and for back-office management through Seed Office.
The announcement reflects an expansion of USAT’s roster of Seed Markets customers. In February 2018, USAT announced broad availability of Seed Markets and deployment with All Star Services (Port Huron, MI), One Source Office Refreshments (Pottstown, PA), K&R Vending (Bridgeton, NJ), Imperial Companies (Tulsa, OK), CL Vending (Cedar Lake, IN), Southern Canteen (Ardmore, OK) and Gulf Coast Canteen (Mobile, AL).
Through Seed Markets, owners and operators of micromarket companies benefit from one standard set of tools including simplified route management, efficient warehouse pre-picking, a single reporting interface and cash accountability.
“As the micromarkets industry continues to grow, more and more operators are looking to add this new channel to their portfolio,” said USAT vice-president of product management Paul Stadler. “However, operators wanting to add micromarkets often struggle with separate, disparate business platforms and separate inventory for vending, office coffee services and micromarkets. Seed Markets enables operators to simplify their operations by standardizing on a single set of mobile and Web-based tools for micromarkets, vending and OCS. This enables them to better manage operational costs and increase efficiencies.”
With the implementation of the new NAMA standard on VDI VMS/MMS integration, USA Technologies now has the ability to accelerate the integration of Seed Markets with micromarkets on which the NAMA standard has been implemented, as the standard eliminates delays stemming from any unique development work that would otherwise be required to integrate Seed Markets with micromarkets that do not comply with the standard. This standard is being used for additional Seed Markets customer integrations, including Vendors Exchange International, which is expected to be completed during the second quarter of calendar year 2019.
Last year, USAT completed its acquisition of Cantaloupe Systems, which includes its Seed Office and Seed Pro services, adding logistics, dynamic route scheduling, automated pre-kitting, responsive merchandising, inventory management, warehouse and accounting management to its existing portfolio of cashless payment, loyalty and consumer engagement services. The combined portfolio is designed to provide an enterprise system for self-service unattended retail businesses. The expansion of Seed Markets further extends USAT’s enterprise offering for self-service unattended retail businesses.