Next-generation acquirer services provider AEVI has inked a new agreement with Ingenico which will see the AEVI App Marketplace supported across Ingenico’s payment and customer engagement platforms.
Through the new agreement, Ingenico’s global network of acquirer and solutions provider partners will be given access to AEVI’s offerings of value-added apps and services to help their merchant customers run their businesses.
“Ingenico is committed to providing our partners with the platforms and tools to help their merchant customers build smarter businesses and exceed consumer expectations” said Luciano Cavazzana, EVP EMEA Banks & Acquirers, Ingenico Group.
“We are proud to work on this exciting project with AEVI, which is showing the path to create an applications ecosystem for our customers.”
Initially, the AEVI App Marketplace will be rolled out across Ingenico’s Android-based Axium D7 and APOS products, with further hopes to extend the reach of the app further. The AEVI system offers merchant payment solution providers with the option to tailor hardware and solution suites to their own requirements.
“AEVI greatly increases its reach through Ingenico’s leadership in the payments industry,” added Peter Spee, AEVI Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. “This will encourage next-generation acquirers to leverage the AEVI App Marketplace to spur merchant innovation and improve the consumer payment experience.”
The deal with Ingenico comes as the latest move to deliver part of the AEVI Enablement Program through which providers make their hardware compatible with the AEVI Platform including the App Marketplace.
The app will allow acquirers to deliver personalised suites of apps and services on an array of devices, including next generation payment devices and non-payment devices. Via its AEVI Enablement Program, AEVI’s strategy to turn any endpoint into a point of interaction (POI) for merchants and their consumers will be developed, expanding reach to acquirers and payment solutions providers.