Deliverr Puts $40M On The Board To Battle Amazon

pymnts | February 11, 2020

How does a company compete with Amazon? At Deliverr, they attack what Amazon won’t handle and now they have the funding to prove it. Yesterday, the smaller-scale fulfillment company closed $40 million in Series C funding, led by Activant Capital, bringing its total capital raised to $70 million. Given that today’s consumers have come to expect that orders will be fulfilled overnight or within two days at the most, Deliverr aims to capitalize on that expectation by bringing that service to non-Amazon customers, who make up an estimated $250 billion industry in the U.S. alone. In the age of Amazon, achieving success in this market takes dozens of fulfillment centers, advanced logistics and sophisticated enterprise technology. The $40 million infusion will allow Deliverr to apply machine learning capabilities to predict demand and inventory, attract new clients and scale its team in San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto.

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Arryved Announces Integration With Fresh KDS, A Paperless Order Management System

Arryved | September 21, 2022

Arryved, the industry's most trusted point of sale system, announced today that their system now integrates with Fresh KDS. Fresh KDS is a paperless order management and guest communication system suited for food and beverage businesses of all sizes. In addition to organizing kitchen operations, it allows businesses to seamlessly communicate with guests via SMS texting.Fresh is committed to optimizing kitchen efficiency and the guest experience, pioneering the first cloud-based kitchen display system (KDS). Fresh is the premier innovator in the kitchen display space, focused entirely on driving speed of service, order accuracy, and guest experience. While operators navigate the shift to digital ordering and delivery, Fresh continues to bring previously unavailable enterprise features to independent operators. Fresh offers an intuitive mobile app that beautifully displays orders on a tablet (Android or iOS) in the food production area. Touchscreen ticket management lets KDS users split tickets between kitchen stations, color code tickets based on time elapsed, and even use custom hold times to fire orders at specific times. By improving efficiency and streamlining communication, Fresh KDS ultimately reduces mistakes which results in a better dining experience for guests. From an old school restaurant perspective, which is the way we used to operate, tickets would come in, and the chef or expeditor is standing there shouting out the order. We're just too high volume for that. It was getting to the point where it was slowing us down and it was a detriment to the guest experience," said Jeff Skiba, Director of Hospitality at Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, about the chaos in their kitchen prior to using Arryved's Fresh KDS integration. Now, each cook only sees the dishes they need to make at their particular station, and they don't have to rely on hearing a call from the expeditor. "It's helped us be faster in the kitchen. Speed is key when you have hungry mouths to feed. Plus, Fresh goes above and beyond typical KDS solutions with their SMS notification capabilities. This innovation allows merchants to automatically communicate with guests about their order via text. Merchants can customize messages to guests right from the KDS, notifying them when their order is received and when it's ready for pickup. Streamlined communication lets busy kitchens set clear expectations and offers comforting validation to diners. Partnering with the most advanced KDS out there proves Arryved's commitment to leading the customer experience revolution in food and beverage. "We're thrilled to be working with Fresh KDS.Regardless of what kind of kitchen our merchants are working with dine-in, takeout, or food trucks this solution significantly improves their operations. It's an integration that sets Arryved apart from standard POS systems." Stephen Younge, Arryved's newly minted Chief Technology Officer. Earlier this year, Arryved rebranded, sporting a bright new color palette and community-centric logo. Besides visual updates, the company shared their mission to be a point of service solution for all types of businesses, expanding beyond the craft beverage industry they initially set out to serve. After years of innovating their suite of comprehensive tools and hiring from all parts of the food and beverage industry, Fresh KDS is yet another feature that strengthens Arryved's capabilities. Feedback from our merchants is invaluable," continued Stephen. "We're listening to their needs and innovating our product in response." Arryved's receptiveness has resulted in an unprecedented net promoter score of 88, and a customer retention rate of 98% year-over-year. "If guests are happy, our merchants are happy. And if they're happy, we're doing our jobs right. About Arryved Founded in 2016, Boulder, CO based Arryved, Inc. is a point-of-service based software company specializing in the craft food, beverage, and entertainment service industries. In six short years we've grown from being an idea on a taproom coaster, to a revered platform serving hundreds of satisfied accounts. We're a team of tech geeks with relentless passion for, and extensive experience in, the food and beverage industry as both employees and consumers. Our goal is simple: deliver a flexible, reliable, team-centric platform that puts service first in every way. Evolve the archaic Point of Sale system from being a much-maligned obstacle into a flexible Point of Service tool that elevates guest experiences, fosters enhanced server relationships, and provides owners and managers with robust and easily digestible insight to make informed decisions.

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PAYMENT SOLUTIONS

Circle Announces Acquisition of Elements to Accelerate Crypto Payments

Circle | October 03, 2022

On stage at Converge22 today, Circle announced an accelerated crypto payments roadmap enhanced by the recent acquisition of Elements, a merchant and developer-first payments orchestration platform. The announcement includes plans to quickly scale payment offerings to unlock utility value for crypto and lower the barrier of entry for merchants to access next-gen payments and financial services.The new payment offerings make it simple for merchants to integrate their existing PSP relationships with Circle's crypto payment offerings. "We are very impressed by the Elements team for their work in taking the complexity out of crypto payments,Lowering barriers of entry for payments and financial services and establishing dollar payments utility are core to Circle's mission. Providing well-designed payment products that can facilitate seamless, efficient, frictionless and delightful customer experiences are key to empowering merchants to take advantage of these next-gen payment solutions." Nikhil Chandhok, Chief Product Officer at Circle As the issuer of both USD Coin (USDC) and Euro Coin (EUROC), Circle is uniquely positioned to promote digital payments and an always-on financial system as native features of the internet. More than $49 billion USDC is in circulation as of Sept. 28, 2022, and it has powered more than $5 trillion in on-chain transactions since its 2018 inception. Creating a payments platform that allows merchants to accept USDC and other crypto payments at the point-of-sale is a natural progression of the growing global adoption of digital currencies.Elements' mission is to put more money into the hands of merchants. With Circle, we knew the natural synergy in our business models would create an opportunity to deliver a seamless and low cost payments and settlement experience for merchants using a digital currency they can trust," said Nafis Jamal, Founder and CEO at Elements,Today's news is only the beginning of our joint mission to deliver first-class payments offerings and define the next generation of payments. Jamal and Hao Min, co-founders of Elements, joined Chandhok onstage at Circle's inaugural Converge22 conference to demo Circle's Crypto Payments API which is available in beta today as well as the one-stop checkout SDK for crypto merchants which will be available in Q4 2022. Please visit here to learn more about Circle's Crypto Payments API. About Circle Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is powering always-on internet-native commerce and payments and is the issuer of USD Coin (USDC) and Euro Coin (EUROC). Today, Circle's transactional services, business accounts, and platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services and commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through the frictionless exchange of value.

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POS SOLUTIONS

Cardknox Announces Integration with the Verifone M400 and e285 Payment Terminals

CARDKNOX | August 17, 2022

Cardknox, a leading developer-friendly payment solutions provider, today announced its integration with the M400 and the e285, two payment terminals developed by Verifone, a fintech leader providing valuable end-to-end payment solutions. By offering support for the broadest range of terminal options, merchants are able to keep up with the latest consumer payment preferences for card-present transactions. At the same time, software developers and ISVs benefit from Cardknox's plug-and-play payment integrations for a wide range of POS and e-commerce systems.With the growing demand for cashless and contactless payment options, these two payment terminals from Verifone bring merchants increased opportunities to capture sales while providing consumers with a frictionless payment experience. Ideal for the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries, the M400 and e285 terminals feature high-definition touchscreen displays, superior battery life, a range of connectivity options, and support for all major payment methods — including contactless, mobile, and EMV.The M400 is the perfect countertop terminal for elevating the multilane experience. With a sleek, innovative design and a stunning multitouch display, this powerful device provides customers with all the latest payment technology. And for merchants on the go, the e285 handheld mobile point-of-sale is the perfect solution, featuring Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity and long-lasting battery life. The Verifone M400 and e285 are seamlessly integrated with the Cardknox payment gateway and offer merchants an all-in-one retail solution with the capability to: Integrate seamlessly: The M400 and e285 offer plug-and-play integration with the Cardknox payment gateway, one of the industry's leading omnichannel payment solutions that delivers fast processing at the lowest rates. Accept multiple payment types: Both devices support NFC mobile wallets, magnetic stripe, EMV chip, and contactless cards. Intuitively manage transactions: Generate reports, locate transaction history, and process sales and refunds — all in one place with the Cardknox Merchant Portal. Receive in-house technical support: Cardknox clients enjoy white-glove customer service from its U.S.-based support center. "Through our partnership with Verifone, we're excited to offer two new card-present payment processing options that can meet our merchants' needs across a wide range of industries, Mark Paley, Cardknox's Vice President of Sales. At Cardknox, we strive to provide cutting-edge hardware options so that our clients can always keep up with the latest trends." Mark Paley, Cardknox's Vice President of Sales. About Cardknox Cardknox offers a full suite of payment solutions for in-person, online, and mobile channels with support for a variety of payment methods. Merchants and developers alike choose Cardknox for its cutting-edge technology, white-glove customer service, and competitive rates. About Verifone Verifone is a FinTech leader providing valuable end-to-end payment and commerce solutions to the world's best-known retail brands, major financial institutions, and directly to more than 600,000 merchants alike. The company's global services platform is built on a four-decade history of innovation and uncompromised security and handles 10.4B+ online and in-store transactions annually, totaling more than $440B. Trusted and recognized by consumers for its growing footprint of 35 million devices in more than 150 countries, businesses choose Verifone for its global scale, local capabilities, omnichannel prowess, and solution flexibility. Learn more at Verifone.com.

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Long County, Georgia Selects Springbrook's Cirrus Cloud ERP Financial Platform

Springbrook Software | October 04, 2022

Long County, GA is the latest local government agency to move from an on-premises solution to Springbrook's Cirrus Cloud Financial platform. The platform is designed from the ground up specifically for small to medium sized local government agencies. The town is utilizing Springbrook's fully integrated Cirrus Cloud ERP suite including Utility Billing, Finance, Cashless Payments, Municipal Payments and Cash Receipts.Long County sought a robust and secure ERP that could scale as their projected needs grow over the next few years and selected Springbrook after reviewing several other market offerings.b Springbrook fulfills our needs and will provide our citizens with the modern experience that they demand, says Bernice Johnson, Finance Director of Long County, GA. Springbrook is actively working with many small to medium sized municipalities in the southeast. The flexibility of the Springbrook cloud platform provides local government agencies with superior protection against cyber-attacks, the ability to work from anywhere, and will enable the County's personnel to effectively run their entire administrative operation safely from any browser. Cirrus is a true cloud-based system that does not require downloading any additional software for access. "We have invested a tremendous amount into building an entirely new platform with the goal of bringing the most powerful cloud-based solutions to small and medium sized municipalities. We are solely focused on this market segment and have been for over 35 years. Springbrook is constantly expanding our solution suite to deliver new and innovative products, like Advanced Capital Budgeting and Mobile Work Orders. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for local agencies do their jobs efficiently and securely," Robert Bonavito, Springbrook CEO. About Springbrook Software: Springbrook Software is the country's leading cloud-based finance and administration software provider designing solutions specifically for small to medium sized local government agencies. Nearly 2000 cities, towns and districts from coast to coast use our suite of modern, high-performance solutions to manage their finances, payroll, utility billing and collect citizen payments. Springbrook is headquartered in Portland, Oregon with regional presence in over 40 states, and seven countries internationally. About Long County, GA: Located in southeast Georgia, Long County occupies 400 square miles of the Atlantic Coast Flatwoods. The county is bordered by Liberty, McIntosh, Tattnall, and Wayne counties, and its entire southwestern boundary runs along the Altamaha River.Long County, designated in 1920 from lands in Liberty County. Long County, historically and currently, is a rural, agricultural area. The principal farm crop was once cotton, but by the 1970s it had been replaced by tobacco, corn, soybeans, and cattle. The pine forests of the region have always played an important role in the economy.

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