Blackhawk Network Partners with LOC Software to Offer Customers Touchless Mobile Payment Options | shop

PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. February 2022–

With the growth of digital payments having a far-reaching impact on how consumers shop and pay, payments innovator Blackhawk Network and leading retail software company LOC Software announced a partnership to bring innovative touchless mobile payment technologies to retailers. With these new touchless payment options, Blackhawk Network and LOC Software are giving retail customers more ways to pay, more reasons to shop in stores, and more ways to connect with retail brands.

“With the proliferation of digital payment systems, it’s no longer just about consumers finding easy payment options, it’s about ensuring retailers offer consumers a convenient and seamless experience,” said Helena Mao, VP, Global Product Strategy at Blackhawk Network . “Blackhawk has developed a robust API solution that allows for easy integration with digital wallets and payment solutions. Working with LOC Software will enable rapid integration for our partners to better deliver multiple wallet technology as part of our digital payments promise to customers.”

Research from the Blackhawk Network shows that of the digital wallet growth observed in 2020, 59% of consumers surveyed have used their digital wallet more than before the pandemic began1. And of the digital payment tools available, 48% of consumers are using QR codes and Barcodes on a mobile device more prevalent in the past year, helping to enable a more seamless and connected payment experience for in-person shopping 1.

“Consumers have become more comfortable with digital payments in many different contexts over the past year, including using touchless options for in-store purchases,” said Francois Labelle, product director at LOC Software. “Our partnership with Blackhawk Network will allow us to bring this technology to retail customers in their everyday purchases and offer retailers new ways to engage their customers.”

Blackhawk Network works with approximately 37,000 corporate and government partners and has approximately 400,000 channel touchpoints around the world. Blackhawk connects with more than 300 million shoppers worldwide every day. For more information on Blackhawk’s capabilities, visit www.blackhawknetwork.com.

About the Blackhawk Network:

Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment solutions through prepaid products, technology and networks that connect brands and people. We work with our partners to innovate and translate market trends into branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. We reliably implement safety-oriented solutions worldwide. Shape the future of global branded payments with us. Learn more at www.blackhawknetwork.com.

About LOC software

LOC Software delivers solutions designed to make transactions more manageable, profitable and frequent by fully integrating retail operations for multi-store and standalone environments. Our LOC Suite is a complete set of applications tailored for a seamless interface, covering all a retailer’s needs, from powerful merchandising and inventory control, fully integrated customer engagement, multi-store management and more. Learn more about LOC Software at www.locsoftware.com.

1 Payments EQ: Connecting Globally Through Digital Payments is based on the results of a web-based survey conducted by Leger on behalf of Blackhawk Network between March 2 and April 5, 2021. The sample size included over 13,000 respondents in nine countries.

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