Apple Pay Loyalty Program Coming Soon to Vending Machines
Apple Pay vending machine integration is nothing new, since payment processors and machine manufacturers have been installing smart vending machines across the country for well over a year. USA Technologies wants to take that idea one step further by integrating a loyalty and payroll deduct program to Apple Pay-compatible vending machines.
USA Technologies already has the foundation of this program in place for cashless payments. Known as MORE., this program allows consumers to earn rewards and add payment methods to their accounts through a mobile app. With the Apple Pay integration, users can still process payments through the mobile wallet they trust, but they can take advantage of the rewards available through MORE..
In the existing MORE. program, merchants are able to determine what types of rewards they want to offer consumers, such as one-time cash back bonus, points for each purchase and limited-time offers. With the Apple Pay integration, the program will be focused more on discounts and promotions at USA Technologies vending machines.
USA Technologies plans to roll out the loyalty program on 300,000+ machines nationwide. Using Apple Pay on these machines will be as simple as using it at a register. Simply hold an Apple Watch or iPhone near the machine to complete the transaction. Users will be required to take some extra steps to sync their MORE. loyalty points to their Apple Pay account, but that is a one-time setup that could lead to some beneficial rewards.