August 22, 2006
Shift4 Adds High-Speed Access to Valutec
Las Vegas, Nevada and Franklin, Tennessee – August 22, 2006 – Valutec Card Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of turnkey gift and loyalty card services, and Shift4, a leading developer of enterprise payment solutions, today announce a certified, high-speed connection. This new interface allows Shift4’s DOLLARS ON THE NET customers to seamlessly accept and process Valutec gift cards directly through their point-of-sale (POS) systems quickly, securely and reliably.
“One of our key development focuses is POS compatibility, therefore Shift4, with its direct connections to over 150 leading systems, was a logical choice for a partner,” stated Al Duggan, Vice President of Marketing, Valutec. “This one connection allows us to offer integrated gift cards for Shift4’s merchants regardless of the POS systems they use without straining our resources by having to individually certify to each system.”
The new interface allows Valutec to focus on their clients’ needs and help them generate maximum sales, while Shift4 is able to offer their customers a very comprehensive, out-of-the-box gift card solution.
“Adding this interface provides our customers with seamless access to Valutec’s robust gift card programs, eliminating the need for stand-beside terminals and dial-up connections,” stated J. David Oder, President and CEO, Shift4. “By partnering with the leading gift card provider for the small to mid-sized markets we can deliver the most complete end-to-end payment solution in the industry for these customers.”
Valutec Card Solutions is the leading provider of turnkey gift and loyalty card services to small and mid-market general and specialty retail, restaurant, spa/beauty salon and hospitality merchants. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, the privately-held company processes gift card payments for more than 26,000 merchant locations throughout the U.S. and has distribution relationships with over 900 Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), processors and acquirers. For more information visit www.Valutecinfo.com.
Shift4, a leading developer of secure financial transaction processing software and services, provides secure, web-based, real-time enterprise payment solutions for leaders in the hospitality, retail, foodservices, auto rental and e-commerce markets. Through connectivity to all major processors, DOLLARS ON THE NET provides both high-speed and low cost authorizations and settlements for credit, debit, check, private label and gift card transactions. DOLLARS ON THE NET also includes the ability to access, review and edit transactions prior to settlement, as well as a searchable, 24-month archive of transactions for reporting and charge back defense. Visit www.shift4.com for more information.