USA Technologies, Inc. announced that after the first 90 days of its new Authorized Reseller Program, multiple office equipment dealers across the country have signed on with USA Technologies. Additionally, in excess of 100 other independent and national office products dealers and distributors have responded to USA Technologies new TransAct Authorized Reseller Program.
The most prominent new additions to USA Technologies’ TransAct Authorized Reseller Program include Nevill Business Solutions of Dallas, TX, one of Mita’s top dealers and five year recipient of their Gold Medallion Award, Connected Office Products of Philadelphia, PA, one of Philadelphia’s top office products dealers, with 18 branches located throughout Pennsylvania and Advanced Office System of Cincinnati, OH, a leading dealer of Minolta, Panasonic and Hitachi.
Jeff Zupcic of Connected Office Products of Philadelphia commented, “TransAct had an immediate impact on our business. We incorporated TransAct devices with our Konica copier and fax machine to secure the business of a prominent hotel at the Philadelphia International Airport, and met the hotel’s need of providing their guests with 24/7 business services.”
TransAct(R), which was recently launched at the Business Technology Association Convention, provides industry leaders such as Xerox, Canon, Konica, Minolta, Ricoh, Mita and Sharp the capability to incorporate the TransAct device into their own office equipment solutions. TransAct is a networked solution, when integrated with office equipment, allows for self-service usage, with a secured credit card transaction. USA Technologies’ patented credit card payment system allows for micro-credit card transactions, as low as $1.00, to occur in connection with the use of the office equipment.
“The new TransAct Authorized Reseller Program was a result of significant, positive feedback from the major office equipment manufacturers and distributors who wanted to use TransAct and incorporate it into their own products and solutions,” said Michael Lawlor, Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing for USA Technologies. For manufacturers and distributors of office equipment it means the ability to locate and operate their equipment in public environments and high traffic areas such as hotels, convenience stores, travel & transportation facilities and other public buildings.
TransAct could also bring significant operational benefits to the manufacturers and distributors. TransAct allows for all sales and usage of the office equipment to be remotely monitored, which in turn would allow them to more cost efficiently provide equipment maintenance services and ensure that customers would not run out of equipment supplies. Additionally, because TransAct is activated by a credit card, it provides greater security against vandalism and theft in comparison to coin boxes.
For USA Technologies, the Authorized Reseller Program means greater distribution of its technology, new marketplace opportunities and expanded distribution channels worldwide. USA Technologies will provide the technology and integration expertise to allow manufacturers and distributors of office equipment and services to easily attach the TransAct device to any brand of product, whether a fax, copier or PC. Mr. Lawlor added that his company was in negotiations with many of the major manufacturers and distributors in the office equipment and services industry, working to finalize distribution agreements.
TransAct is presently being used across the USA and Canada, with over 1,500 devices in place, primarily as a component of USA Technologies’ Business Express(R) and MBE Business Express. Business Express and MBE Business Express are the world’s first 24-hour, credit card-activated business centers. More than 400 hotels throughout the United States currently offer Business Express and MBE Business Express services to the traveling public.
About USA Technologies
With patented technology, new distribution partners and channels and a rapidly expanding product line, USA Technologies is a leader in providing credit card-activated business services for professionals and consumers needing to communicate or conduct business outside the home or workplace. Visit the USA Technologies home page at [http://www.usatech.com].