Appetize, a digital commerce platform, has launched Appetize Payments, an all-in-one solution that combines payment processing services with Appetize’s cloud software, according to a press release. Launched at a time when major venues and hotel brands are looking to unify their technology stack, Appetize Payments eliminates the need for third-party services, offers price transparency and offers a single point of support.
“We launched Appetize Payments due to growing demand from corporate customers for a more streamlined and transparent payment solution,” Kevin Anderson, chief strategy officer and co-founder of Appetize, said in the press release. “Offering our own payment solution in addition to our state-of-the-art software suite reduces friction and allows our customers to focus on growing their business. This is an important next chapter in the evolution of our platform. . “
Appetize Payments is now available in all Appetize products for multiple industries including sports and entertainment, attractions, foodservice, education, and restaurants.
All Appetize Payments compatible software and hardware supports dip, tap, scan, RFID and NFC functionality, digital currency / wallets, and major gift card and loaded securities platforms.
The system provides a single point of contact for all inquiries regarding payments, point-of-sale systems and vendors of software, gateways and internal processors.
Appetize also supports PCI validated point-to-point encryption solutions that enable network reach reduction and security assessment.
Since the product launch, over 50% of Appetize’s new partners have signed up, including Hale & Hearty, FC Cincinnati, Allen Eagle Stadium and Hillsboro Hops.
Appetize Payments offers free enrollment in exchange economy programs to reduce card branding fees and in-person installation if onsite assistance is required. There are no long-term commitments or early termination fees, with the goal of relieving payments for businesses, while improving the customer experience every day.
The offering works with Appetize’s full suite of omnichannel solutions, including point-of-sale terminals, self-service kiosks and handhelds. Management and staff have access to Appetize’s Activate software, which allows devices to seamlessly switch between stores, revenue centers and service modes; Interact, which provides self-service capabilities through kiosks and the mobile web; and Connect, a web-based management portal designed to power multi-site operations, providing sites with a real-time management, reporting and analysis platform accessible from anywhere, anytime.
“Adopting Appetize Payments has given us an all-in-one solution that conveniently streamlines our payments and software,” said Eric Sanchez, Controller, Hale & Hearty fast food chain. “The platform simplifies our support and reporting models and ultimately saves us money on every transaction processed since we no longer have to pay a percentage to a third party.”