Pepsi vending machines to accept Apple, Android, Samsung and other NFC payments through a deal with USAT

9 February 2017

A number of Pepsi vending machines in several states of the US will be accepting Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay payment options along with other mobile payment capabilities to the deal between USA Technologies and some Pepsi Cola bottling franchisees. The deal is concluded with Pepsi Cola of Greenville; Pepsi Cola of Bennettsville; Pepsi Cola of Hickory; McPherson Beverages; Minges Bottling Group; and Pee Dee Food Service, an affiliate of Pepsi Cola of Florence.

A provider of technologies for cashless transactions in self-service retail USA Technologies will be deploying its ePort G9 and/or the ePort Interactive and ePort Connect solutions across over 2000 Pepsi vending machine enabling customers to have convenience of contactless payment functionality and use their wallets at Apple, Android and Samsung Pay systems.

The rollout under the deal involves 1,750 of ePort Interactive touchscreen devices and 370 NFC-enabled G9 ePorts, thereby in total accounting for 2,120 devices. Pepsi bottlers will be able to trace their transactions with the use of credit/debit cards and mobile wallets.

Spokesperson for USA Technologies notes that the implementation of innovative fintech solutions by such well-established brands as Pepsi is a sign of an ongoing trend among the companies as they seek to apply latest products in the financial services industry to increase convenience for their consumers.

USA Technologies boasts 11,900 customers and more than 469,000 POS cashless payment units powered by its ePort Connect platform.

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