New app reduces cost to convenience stores, consumers on NPCA card transactions
AUSTIN, Texas – Acumera – the leader in Trusted Connection Services for retail organizations – is collaborating with the National Payment Card Association (NPCA) to offer convenience stores an application (app) that will significantly reduce hardware and install costs and improve visibility into remote equipment status.
The NPCA app will in many cases eliminate the need for additional payment processing hardware and will enable secure payments using Automated Clearing House (ACH) cards that draw money from consumers’ accounts like an electronic check. By using the app, convenience stores avoid traditional hardware costs and installation expenses. Reduced costs to the stores also may lead to savings for consumers.
Acumera will develop the NPCA app to run on the Acumera Merchant Gateway and provide NPCA customers with a monitoring service based on the AcuVigil™ dashboard, which simplifies and speeds remote store support.
“We view this collaboration with Acumera as an opportunity to provide cost savings and improved support and visibility to our convenience store customers,” said NPCA Chief Operations Officer Danny Portal. “Not only will convenience store operators save on credit card transaction fees, they also can harness the power of live monitoring through Acumera’s AcuVigil dashboard.”
Implementing the NPCA app will be simpler and more cost effective than a traditional hardware installation, saving stores both time and money. Acumera and NPCA will work together to serve their existing customers and prospects with this state-of-the-art system.
“Like NPCA, we have been providing technology resources to convenience stores for many years, and this partnership allows us to combine our products to offer a superior solution to both new and existing customers,” said Acumera’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tom Yemington. “Not only do store owners save money with the NPCA app, they also gain access to actionable data that will equip them to better manage their operations. It’s a win for convenience stores, and it’s a win for consumers.”
For more information, visit Acumera at Booth 3913 or visit National Payment Card Association at Booth 3812 during the NACS Show through Oct. 15 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
About National Payment Card Association (NPCA)
National Payment Card Association (NPCA), based in Coconut Creek, Fla., is the leading provider of brick and mortar alternative payment with 77 merchants throughout the U.S. NPCA’s patent portfolio contains dozens of independent claims for methods of payment and systems for ACH decoupled debit. NPCA is a member of the EFT Network, which is a part of the Electronic Check Council of the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), the rule-making body for all electronic funds transfers made through ACH. For further information about NPCA, visit the company’s website at https://www.nationalpaymentcard.com.