Broomall, PA July 14, 2010
Swiss Farms, the drive-thru grocery store chain headquartered in Broomall, Pennsylvania today announced it will offer a fully secure payment processing solution through Columbus IT and Mercury Payments Systems. This enhanced system is designed to meet Swiss Farms specific payment processing needs as they launch a national franchising expansion program. They needed to accept EBT cards and offer a robust gift card program that could support cross-store and multi-channel (in store, mobile app, online, etc.) sales. A strong implementation and support structure was important to seamlessly scale with a growing base of corporate and franchise stores.
Swiss Farms chose Columbus IT, a leading Microsoft Dynamics software company and Mercury Payments Systems based upon their reputation within the Microsoft retail community integrating to Microsoft AX for Retail. Swiss Farms is one of only four businesses participating in Microsofts Technology Adoption Program or TAP of AX for Retail, formerly LS Retail for AX. TAP offers early previews and adoption of new software and gives participants a unique opportunity to influence development.
Mercurys integration and conversion process seamlessly converted Swiss Farms existing gift card program without loss of information to enable customer continuity, said Rocco Fiorentino, President of Swiss Farms Franchise Co. This is a huge step in technology for our current and new locations. We are presently under construction with our new award-winning store design in New Jersey and the company plans to add up to 100 franchise locations over the next five years, stated Fiorentino.
Columbus IT completed the AX for Retail integration to Mercury for credit card, debit, gift and EBT card processing. The roll out of the integrated solutions is underway thru July to an initial location and the remaining stores will follow shortly.
"Mercury made integrating secure payment processing easy, said Chris Gray, Director of IT for Swiss. Mercurys developer support teams provided responsive assistance for every stage of integration and security compliance.Mercurys partnership with Columbus IT provides the integrated payment services and gift card program Swiss Farms needs to grow their innovative drive-thru grocery chain, said Steve Hicks, a Mercury Payment Systems channel sales executive.
About Swiss Farms
Swiss Farms, headquartered in Broomall, Pa., is a convenient drive-thru grocery retailer. The company began in 1968 as a family owned and operated dairy. Their neighborhood stores have been providing fresh dairy and grocery products to loyal customers in this unique, fast and friendly format that sets them apart from other small grocery or convenience stores. Swiss Farms today is a very contemporary brand using cutting-edge technologies to help deliver the personalized service and speed which have been its hallmarks. The company recently opened a new award-winning prototype store and is making investments in technology and design, preparing to expand aggressively through franchising. www.swissfarms.com/franchising
About Mercury Payment Systems
Mercury Payment Systems is an integrated transaction processing company created to enhance point-of-sale systems by offering credit, debit, check, gift card and loyalty processing. Mercurys integrated Internet protocol (IP) or dial-up processing solutions are fast, reliable and affordable. Resellers can leverage the reliability and enhanced efficiency of integrated payment processing to increase productivity and customer satisfaction. Mercury Payment Systems helps resellers increase their opportunities with 24/7 support and superior technology. For more information call 1-800-846-4472, ext. 1820 or go to www.MercuryPay.com.