MyTradeZone | January 10, 2024
Innovative platform bridges current gaps, combining robust business tools for enhanced B2B engagement and collaboration
Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 10, 2024– Shattering barriers in B2B communication, MyTradeZone.com recently revealed its unique social networking platform dedicated solely for businesses. MyTradeZone serves as a central hub for businesses to find, connect with, and engage potential clients, partners, and vendors worldwide – allowing companies to post products and services, request quotes, create and join networking groups, and much more.
MyTradeZone was founded by CEO, Bachir Kassir, a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in the software and B2B industry who has recently successfully sold his B2B Ecommerce platform venture, WebJaguar, to QAD – a Thoma Bravo portfolio company.
“MyTradeZone offers a specialized platform designed to innovate B2B interactions,” said Kassir. “We know that 40% of B2B marketing budgets are spent on trade shows and that over 95% of marketers use social media content in their campaigns. So why is there no social network specifically dedicated to B2B trade? Well, now there is one.”
MyTradeZone: Platform Highlights
On MyTradeZone, each business can both market its products/services and source what it needs, all within the same platform. MyTradeZone facilitates the entire process, presenting a thriving ecosystem for businesses, professionals, organizations, groups, and creators who can now spend time networking, while also fostering the connections that increase their reach, influence, and overall profits.
MyTradeZone is a perfect lead generation and highly targeted advertising venue since advertisers can pinpoint exact audiences, making highly specific advertisements that are cost efficient. Major platform features include:
Tailored B2B Search Capabilities: Facilitates a seamless discovery of businesses, products, RFQs, groups, and more.
Advanced Networking Tools: From permanent company profiles to real-time video chat, the platform caters to a variety of business needs.
Peer-to-Peer Payment Options: Ensuring smooth transactions with payments powered by Stripe.
Innovative Ad Space: Sponsored and displayed ads provide businesses with a medium to amplify their brand presence.
Tradeshow and Networking Events: Organizers can amplify the benefits for attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors – providing a secure networking group to connect beyond the actual event.
Expanding Horizons: MyTradeZone Powers Community and Monetization
Beyond businesses, MyTradeZone extends its utility to trade associations, networking groups, and event organizers by allowing them to build, manage, and monetize their online communities. Professionals and creators can actively grow their networks and monetize their skills through peer-to-peer payments.
“Our platform is more than just a supplementary tool. It revolutionizes the traditional event experience by enhancing networking, engagement, and business growth opportunities in both a broad and narrow sense. Instead of merely relying on physical connections, MyTradeZone transforms singular events into sustained, ever-evolving networking connections.”
To celebrate the official launch, MyTradeZone seeks to partner with trade shows, event and networking groups organizers, and trade associations – offering their members exclusive offers to premium membership via the platform. MyTradeZone’s basic edition is always free and signing up is quick, taking only few minutes to join.
Inquire further at: firstname.lastname@example.org And for news on future platform updates and promotions, follow MyTradeZone on LinkedIn or on the B2B social network: https://mytradezone.com/profile/mytradezone
MyTradeZone is led by a highly skilled and talented team of employees and advisors who are working on the next thing to disrupt business networking. MyTradeZone is a forward-thinking B2B technology company reshaping how businesses connect and engage online through its advanced social networking platform in an industry-specific ecosystem for business collaboration, knowledge sharing, and growth. Learn more at: www.MyTradeZone.com.
Bachir Kassir, Founder
Real Time Technologies (RT²) | January 24, 2024
Real Time Technologies, Inc (RT²), the largest enterprise front-end software platform serving Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. wireless industry, announced today its acquisition of Your Ware Software, a provider of customized business intelligence, sales, and compensation reporting for the wireless retail postpaid channel.
Trusted by tier-one telecom carriers to provide retail activation, point-of-sale (POS), payments, business intelligence, and inventory management solutions, RT²'s acquisition of Your Ware Software adds key capabilities to its burgeoning retail wireless store solutions, enabling further expansion into postpaid channels for customers. The purchase is expected to add access to another 4,000 postpaid locations for RT²'s industry-leading wireless retail platform, setting the company up for another banner year in 2024.
"The acquisition of Your Ware significantly expands RT²'s presence in the postpaid retail environment and adds to our long-standing success as the leading enterprise POS and Payments provider in prepaid wireless channels," said Omar Azrag, CEO of RT². "The Your Ware team has similar DNA to RT² and brings a world-class level of service specializing in building and deploying customized solutions for the postpaid channel. We are thrilled to have them part of the RT2 family," says Ali Koumaiha, Founder & CPO of RT².
"For 22 years, Your Ware Software has designed POS, inventory management, and commission-tracking software for authorized retailers representing tier-one U.S. telecom carriers. Our team of world-class developers and engineers are excited to join the RT² family and continue to serve our customers with the industry-leading products and services they've come to expect. This deal is a triumph for our employees and our customers," says Chris Jones, CEO of Your Ware Software.
Neither party disclosed the terms of the deal at this time, and it will remain confidential.
In August of 2022, RT² acquired IAS, formerly Qpay from InComm Payments, specializing in customizable payment and technology solutions and the payment processor of choice for retailers, master agents and wireless carriers. RT² has since transformed and simplified the payment offering with an industry-first service model, much to the delight of their long-term customers.
About Real Time Technologies (RT²)
RT² offers the most flexible cutting-edge Retail Management Solutions that encompass POS, inventory management, payment services, frontline employee management & engagement, business intelligence, and digital automation tools for the wireless industry. RT² support Fortune 500 companies unify their customer experience and remove pain points across multiple retail touch points. Now serving over 14,000 retail locations across the US, Territories, and Canada. RT² prides itself on fostering a family culture and a dynamic work environment where team members are set up to make meaningful contributions across the organization. Learn more at www.rt2.com.
XY Retail | January 08, 2024
XY Retail, a leader in innovative retail solutions, today announces the launch of its latest product, an advanced Order Management System (OMS) that comes fully pre-integrated with the XY Point of Sale (POS) and Clienteling solutions.
In response to evolving retailer needs, XY Retail has engineered a comprehensive OMS that not only streamlines order processing but also works seamlessly with the existing XY POS and Clienteling systems. This integrated approach marks a significant leap forward in providing retailers with a unified platform to enhance operational efficiency, customer engagement, and overall business performance.
The XY Retail OMS offers:
End-to-End Integration: The XY OMS is intricately woven into the fabric of the XY POS and Clienteling systems, fostering a holistic retail ecosystem. This end-to-end integration ensures a fluid and synchronized customer experience across all touchpoints.
Effortless Order Processing: With a user-friendly interface, the OMS simplifies and accelerates order management, from initiation to fulfillment. Retailers can now seamlessly track and fulfill customer orders with precision.
Real-Time Inventory Visibility: Leveraging the synergy with the XY POS, the OMS provides real-time visibility into inventory levels. This empowers retailers to optimize stock, minimize overstock or stockouts, and enhance overall inventory management.
Clienteling Enhancement: The integrated OMS elevates the clienteling experience by consolidating customer information from POS transactions and order history. Sales associates can access a comprehensive view of customer interactions, preferences, and purchase history, enabling personalized and targeted engagement.
Data-Driven Decision Making: Harnessing the power of interconnected systems, the XY Retail OMS enables data-driven decision-making. Retailers can gain valuable insights into customer behavior, inventory trends, and sales performance, facilitating strategic planning and business growth.
"We're excited to introduce our integrated Order Management System, marking a significant step in advancing retail operations,” said Susan Jeffers, CEO of XY Retail. “By seamlessly merging order management with our POS and Clienteling systems, we provide retailers with a powerful tool to navigate the complexities of modern commerce efficiently and strategically. This integration underscores our commitment to delivering innovative solutions, enhancing operational efficiency, and empowering our clients to stay ahead in a dynamic industry."
About XY Retail
XY Retail is a trailblazer in the world of unified commerce solutions, revolutionizing the retail landscape with cutting-edge technology and innovation. Our microservices based, API-first, cloud-native platform seamlessly and vertically integrates mobile point of sale, order management, clienteling, and omnichannel capabilities, empowering global brands to deliver unparalleled customer experiences. With a commitment to excellence and a vision for the future of retail, XY Retail is at the forefront of shaping the next generation of innovative and dynamic commerce.
Cantaloupe, Inc. | December 13, 2023
Cantaloupe, Inc. a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for self-service commerce, has recently onboarded Canteen of Northern California (CNC), a well-established vending operator serving Sonoma, Napa, and Marin counties. Cantaloupe’s business with CNC marks a major customer acquisition in the mid-market category, with CNC fully deploying Cantaloupe’s state-of-the-art vending and micro market technology alongside the integration of Cantaloupe’s cutting-edge Seed software platform into its operations.
CNC, under the leadership of Kelley Dayton and Shaun Dayton, second and third-generation managers, has a storied 50+ year history in the vending business. Founded in 1970, the company was one of the first ten franchises of Canteen. Operating approximately 550-560 vending machines and 20 micro markets, CNC has taken a bold step in becoming the first Canteen franchise to go “all-in” with Cantaloupe’s solutions.
The comprehensive transition to Cantaloupe’s products and services started in October 2022, and includes a complete changeover to Cantaloupe’s G11 card readers, the implementation of the Seed Pro vending management system, and the replacement of previous micro market equipment with the Cantaloupe Go line of kiosks. Additionally, CNC is working to add Cantaloupe’s Cooler CaféTM in certain locations to expand its offerings to current customers.
“Our decision to switch from our previous vending management system and cashless payment provider to Cantaloupe’s full suite of solutions was driven by a need for a technology partner capable of breaking through the limitations we faced with prior suppliers,” noted Shaun Dayton, operations manager of Canteen of Northern California. “Working with Cantaloupe on innovative solutions to enhance our business efficiency has been a game-changer. What really sold us was Cantaloupe’s Remote Price Change feature within Seed, which set Cantaloupe apart from competitors and helped us address an urgent need to be able to manage prices and inflation impacts efficiently and effectively.”
The partnership not only showcases Cantaloupe’s leadership in vending technology but also reinforces the company’s commitment to supporting operators through business transitions and growth.
Jeff Dumbrell, Cantaloupe’s chief revenue officer emphasizes, “Our partnership with operator customers shapes the way we develop every single one of our products, especially Seed. It’s not just a platform. It’s a revolutionary way for vending operators to see and know all areas of their business. Seed brings a new dimension of cost-savings and revenue growth to operators, supported by Cantaloupe’s dedicated team of experts who are there to ensure each customer’s success."
CNC has already experienced the benefits of Seed, including significant cost savings and increased revenue. Seed’s comprehensive reporting tools have also revealed valuable insights into CNC’s business, which Dayton has been thrilled about.
“Our cost savings have been so substantial that we’ve actually been able to use those savings to give our staff a raise,” said Shaun Dayton. “I’ve never worked with a program that is so robust and powerful, and the customer service from Cantaloupe has been phenomenal.”
Cantaloupe’s success with CNC illustrates the benefits of the company’s ongoing strategy to expand its mid-size operator base and underscores the value of the company as a technology and software leader. For CNC, it shows the vast network of Canteen operators, and the industry at large, how modernizing equipment and payment systems has fostered growth and innovation, demonstrating that Cantaloupe’s solutions are well-suited for operators of all sizes.
About Cantaloupe, Inc.
Cantaloupe, Inc. is a global technology leader powering self-service commerce. With over a million active locations across the globe processing more than a billion transactions every year, Cantaloupe is enabling businesses of all sizes to provide self-service experiences for consumers. The company's vertically integrated solutions fuel growth by offering micro-payments processing, enterprise cloud software, IoT technology, as well as kiosk and POS innovations. Cantaloupe’s end-to-end platform increases consumer engagement and sales revenue through digital payments, consumer promotions and loyalty programs, while providing business owners increased profitability by leveraging software to drive efficiencies across an entire operation. Cantaloupe’s solutions are used by a wide variety of consumer services in the U.S., Europe, and Australia including vending machines, micro markets and smart retail, EV charging stations, laundromats, metered parking terminals, amusement and entertainment venues, IoT services and more.
About Canteen of Northern California
Canteen of Northern California, Inc. (CNC), is the leading unattended retail provider in Northern California. CNC is a family-owned business which has been providing office coffee services, vending and micro-market options since 1970. Canteen of Northern California services important local industries, such as the high tech, financial, healthcare and college industries and operates in an approximate 50-mile radius of its main office, enabling CNC to service the top nearby cities, including Windsor, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, San Rafael, Novato, Napa, and Sonoma.