Payment and secure mobile communications provider, Apriva, has partnered with vending solutions provider Parlevel Systems to complete the integration of the Parlevel Micro Market solution to the Apriva payment gateway platform. The integration will provide secure cashless payments to Apriva resellers and self-service operators, while expanding cashless payment options to their end users including college campuses with the inclusion of campus card support.
Micro Market utilizes Parlevel Pay contactless readers connected through proprietary vending management software (VMS) to enable operators to do execute a number of services including:
- Changing prices
- Creating promotional campaigns
- Accessing inventory levels
- Troubleshooting software
- Reviewing security cameras
- Updating product information
- Customizing kiosk screens
- Accessing analytics
Crucially, by integrating with the Apriva payment gateway, Micro Market can also support secure payment options beyond credit and debit, including various types of campus cards and NFC payments made via Android Pay or Apple Pay.
“This integration allows Apriva and Parlevel to provide kiosk and vending operators with a single flexible payment platform,” says Stacey Finley Tappin, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Apriva. “By integrating with the Apriva gateway platform, Parlevel’s hardware can process a wide variety of secure payment transactions for micro markets on over 35 processing platforms, enabling our reseller community and their merchants’ consumers to pay any way they want to pay.”
Parlevel’s VMS provides the control, accountability and support needed for self-service retail management. The vending software can also support intelligent route planning, pre-kitting, automated reconciliation, warehouse support through streamlined ordering and receivables, telemetry, and product merchandising optimization. Parlevel also provides equipment financing options, with options to including no money down and fixed, affordable monthly payments.
“Not only does our cashless solution with Apriva help our operators accept more payments like credit, debit, prepaid, campus cards, Apple Pay and Android Pay,” says Alan Munson, chief commercial officer at Parlevel Systems. “With Parlevel’s micro market, operators can control every aspect of their business, better satisfy their customers by letting them pay how they want and maximize micro market sales as a result.”