“As a result of the efficiencies we gained from teaming up with USA Technologies and VendSys,” continued Rawls, “today we are doing more volume and higher gross profit margins on 9 routes, than what we were achieving on 14 routes a year ago. And our top 100 cashless machines are delivering over $2,500 card sales at 30% cashless usage. Our VendSys vending management system experience supported by USAT’s DEX Partner Program has been delivering every benefit, from ease of deployment, employee training, and cost savings, to operational efficiencies. There is no one within 200 miles of us able to compete with our technology and services.”USA Technologies operates within the VDI (Vending Data Interchange) standards established by NAMA (National Automatic Merchandising Association) and sends DEX files compatible with most major remote management software systems. This compatibility enables USAT to deliver DEX downloads to these systems and eliminates the need for additional wireless devices or handhelds. DEX from USAT’s telemeter drives the vending management system that schedules machines to be serviced and the product to be filled. Bill Lockett, VendSys Sales Director, said: “A major advantage offered by VendSys is its ability to work seamlessly on a strategic selection of machines to create the most efficient and affordable solution. This allowed us to focus on a hybrid model, enabling the operator to take advantage of credit card acceptance and wireless DEX telemetry where the largest incremental benefits were believed to exist, and use standard pre-kit forecasting where that made sense. Together, the combined solutions from USA Technologies and VendSys improved operational efficiency and vending machine management without incurring sales losses due to out of stocks, while adding convenience and improved consumer satisfaction for a heightened purchasing experience at the vending machine,” concluded Lockett. As a result of the success of Rawls’ integrated deployment, Rawls is now working to deploy USAT’s Two-Tier Pricing Program. For more information regarding USAT’s DEX Partner Program and Deployment Planning Services, contact Jim Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sales at 1-800-633-0340. Rawls Distributing was recently featured in Vending Times Magazine, Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 9, September 2012 or search www.vendingtimes.com for Getting Started: Applying Technology Drives Turnaround at Rawls Distributing. About USA Technologies: USA Technologies is a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries. ePort Connect® is the company’s flagship service platform, a PCI-compliant, end-to-end suite of cashless payment and telemetry services specially tailored to fit the needs of the small ticket, self-service retail industries. USA Technologies’ also provides a broad line of cashless acceptance technologies including its NFC-ready ePort® G8, ePort Mobile™ for customers on the go, and QuickConnect™, an API Web service for developers. USA Technologies has been granted 84 patents; and has agreements with Verizon, Visa, Elavon and major customers such as Compass, Crane, AMI Entertainment and others. Visit the website at www.usatech.com.