Restaurant POS

Citcon Expands Customer Payment Options for Restaurant Self-Serve Kiosks With ABCPOS Integration

CITCON | March 14, 2022

Citcon, the leading mobile wallet payment provider enabling global commerce at scale, today announced a new payment technology integration with Abacus Business Computer (ABCPOS), an integrated merchant services company serving the restaurant and retail industries. The Citcon/ABCPOS integration will make ABCPOS kiosks the first restaurant kiosk in the US to accept customer payments from popular digital wallets like PayPal and Venmo, as well as dozens of popular alternate payment methods favored by international customers.

Integrated merchant services systems have transformed the restaurant and retail industries by streamlining, automating, and connecting key operational processes – from order-taking to kitchen operations, to inventory management. ABCPOS has continually evolved its merchant services platform to keep pace with the business needs of its clients and the expectations of the customers they serve. Expanding the payment transaction capabilities of its industry-leading Self-Service Kiosks is a key consideration at a time when restaurants are under increasing financial pressure.

“Every restaurant owner knows that convenience ranks right next to product and service quality when it comes to survival. Our partnership with Citcon expands the benefits of utilizing customer self-serve kiosks by enabling restaurants to accept PayPal and Venmo payments alongside dozens of other payment methods favored by international clientele safely and securely.”

Sean Chen, CEO of ABCPOS

“Enabling more kinds of transactions means attracting more customers to your store,” said Wei Jiang, President of Citcon. “We have seen this scenario play out across merchant categories around the world. Bringing these expanded payment capabilities to restaurants via self-serve kiosks enables any operator – from a sole proprietor to a small chain, to a national franchise network – to realize the benefits of expanded payment capabilities.”

Founded in 2015, Citcon’s fintech platform enables seamless global commerce at scale by connecting the world’s businesses with more than 100+ mobile wallets, local and alternative payment methods. Citcon integrates with POS and ecommerce systems such as Toshiba, Oracle, Cegid, Shopify and SAP and is currently deployed at more than 30,000 merchants' sites and locations, including major brands such as L’Oreal, Tumi, Texas Instruments, Revolve, Macy’s, and Panda Express. Citcon is backed by leading global investors Norwest Venture Partners, Cota Capital, Sierra Ventures, Sonae, and East-West Bank. The company has five regional offices in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia to service its global clientele. 

ABCPOS was founded in 1992 to provide smart and tailored POS systems for small businesses with big dreams. Today the company serves more than 6,000 customers in all 50 states with an installed base of more than 40,000 devices. ABCPOS works very closely with customers from one single location to multi-location businesses to international restaurant groups. The company is always thriving to provide the best services while adapting to the latest technology, including the latest fully integrated cloud-based systems.


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SpotOn Named Preferred Technology Partner of The Texas Restaurant Association

Businesswire | July 14, 2023

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"SpotOn's commitment to innovation, exceptional customer service, and their deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by the restaurant industry made them the ideal partner. We look forward to working together to equip Texas restaurants with the tools they need to succeed." SpotOn's partnership with TRA reflects a shared mission in supporting Texas restaurants and promoting the industry's growth. Together, they aim to empower restaurants with the resources, expertise, and technology solutions necessary to overcome challenges and drive success in an ever-changing market. Trusted by restaurants and venues across the United States, SpotOn is investing in programming and activations to inspire Texas restaurant owners and operators to run their businesses on their own terms with flexible technology, actionable data, and personalized service. 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SpotOn has 2,000 employees, including one of the strongest product and technology teams in the combined software & payments industry About the Texas Restaurant Association Formed in 1937, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) serves as the advocate and indispensable resource for the foodservice industry in Texas. As a leading business association, the TRA represents the state’s $87 billion restaurant industry, which encompasses upwards of 55,000 locations and a workforce of over 1.3 million employees. Along with the Texas Restaurant Foundation, the workforce development arm of the TRA, the association proudly continues to protect, advance, and educate a growing industry as the TRA enters its 86th anniversary year.

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HotelRunner Acquires PayPad in a Strategic Move Into On-Premise Sales Operations

Newswire | September 21, 2023

Founded in 2016, PayPad is a cloud-based, smart sales system designed exclusively for restaurants, hotels, and retail stores. PayPad expanded into the global market with a client base in the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States, and Türkiye. This strategic acquisition marks a significant milestone in HotelRunner's mission to offer a comprehensive, all-in-one solution with a specific focus on the hotels' on-premise sales and payments. With its new and advanced identity, HotelRunner POS presents an effortless and effective way to run food and beverage operations, offering accommodation businesses a fresh avenue to enhance their revenue streams. Fully integrated with HotelRunner PMS, HotelRunner POS allows accommodations to manage their on-premise sales and payment operations with ease. Hoteliers can accept payments in multiple methods, analyze every aspect of their business, and take AI-driven, intelligent, and automated actions resulting in enhanced productivity and increased profitability. This development represents a momentous shift for HotelRunner as it delves into on-premise sales operations for the first time, highlighting its sales-first approach in the hospitality and travel technology landscape. In January 2023, the company closed a successful Series A round and stated that the funds would be used to continue to build a solid global presence, grow the team, and invest heavily in delivering cutting-edge technology. Standing behind its commitment, over the past year, HotelRunner has achieved remarkable product launches, including Insights, Autopilot, and Review Center, all of which have been instrumental in advancing toward its goal of providing a holistic platform powered by innovative technology. This milestone marks the third acquisition in HotelRunner's ongoing acquisition spree aimed at consolidating the industry under its roof while proudly extending its offerings to serve the diverse needs of its partners. Arden Agopyan, Founder and Managing Partner of HotelRunner, said, "Our strategic acquisition of PayPad and the birth of HotelRunner POS aren't merely about enhancing our product offerings; it's a bold leap toward our vision of building a bigger travel economy. As we welcome HotelRunner POS into our expansive ecosystem as a foundational part, we solidify our presence in the payments and sales verticals in travel and hospitality. We're proud to shape the path toward industry consolidation and usher in a transformative era, reinforcing our brand's legacy." Ali Beklen, Founder and Managing Partner of HotelRunner, added, "With PayPad seamlessly integrated into the HotelRunner's unique market-network, we're spearheading a technology revolution that forms the cornerstone of a unified digital travel ecosystem. Beyond elevating the guest experience and optimizing operational efficiency for accommodations, this strategic move underscores the power of frictionless all-in-one platforms as the key to success. This acquisition unlocks a new untapped opportunity and sets a path to delivering unrivaled value and pioneering innovation for our partners." Veysel Berk, the Founder of PayPad, also shared his thoughts on the acquisition: "HotelRunner is democratizing the use of technology for every player in the global ecosystem. As both teams share the same values, culture, and product principles, we are thrilled to join forces with HotelRunner and become part of its broad vision. PayPad, revamped as HotelRunner POS, will play a pivotal role in adding exponential value to properties worldwide, ushering in a new era of advanced sales solutions in travel and hospitality." HotelRunner POS will be gradually rolled out worldwide to offer the best experience to all accommodation businesses, starting with existing HotelRunner partners. For more information, you can visit here. About HotelRunner HotelRunner is a data-driven SaaS-enabled unified sales, operations, and distribution management platform and B2B network for accommodations, travel agencies, and payment providers. HotelRunner has thousands of accommodation and travel agency partners globally. HotelRunner is a Premier Connectivity Partner and Best Overall Performing Partner, Expedia Preferred Connectivity Partner, Airbnb Software Partner, Agoda Innovative Supplier, Oracle, Hotelbeds, trivago, and Google Hotel Ads strategic partner.

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Americor Introduces Cutting-Edge CRM and POS Software Solutions To Revolutionize The Client Experience

PRWeb | September 14, 2023

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PRnewswire | August 11, 2023

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