Wawa, a US based chain of convenience store/gas stations, has selected with Gilbarco Veeder-Root as its exclusive dispenser and payment-terminal provider for forecourt EMV acceptance.
At the outset, Gilbarco will start dispenser upgrades at Wawa’s Florida network of more than 100 locations. It will help Wawa to meet the October 2017 EMV liability shift deadline.
Additionally, Wawa is also maximising their technology investment by including NFC contactless readers to improve the consumer fuelling experience and improve sales and loyalty.
Wawa vice president of fuel Brian Schaller said: “We chose Gilbarco because they have a long history of providing us with leading-edge technology and solutions built to withstand harsh forecourt environments.
“Gilbarco has proven to be an excellent supplier, and we are confident in their payment solutions to support our EMV upgrade plans for the forecourt."
Wawa's forecourt EMV upgrades will include Gilbarco's FlexPay IV payment terminal, both factory-installed into new Encore 700 S dispensers, as well as payment terminal upgrades for legacy dispensers in the field.
Apart from facilitating EMV (chip) payments at the pump, FlexPay IV offers gas stations and convenience stores the ability – through the Applause Media System – to engage consumers at the pump with product advertisements, infotainment and digital coupons that help drive consumers from the pump and into the convenience store.
Jointly developed with Verifone, FlexPay IV from Gilbarco is the first PCI PTS 4.x certified fuel-dispenser, payment terminal in the US that supports EMV, NFC, mobile wallets, encryption and 2D barcode scanning, as well as future regulatory changes.