Customers may now use credit and debit cards as well as mobile payments to purchase snacks from on-campus vending machines at the University of Georgia. The new payment options come as a result of an installation of multi-payment card readers on vending machines across campus.The installation of multi-payment card readers on the snack machines began in February 2017 by Vend Incorporated and a total of 150 snack machines will received the new card readers by the end of March.
“We felt like the technology reached the point where it was reliable and we could offer this valuable service to our campus partners,” Vending and Solicitation Manager Jon Hall said.
The first card readers were installed on the Coca-Cola machines throughout campus in March 2016. Due to its success, the decision was made to expand the card reader program.
“We rolled out the card readers on the Coca-Cola machines to see how it would go and based off the success of that program, we are extending the card reader program it to the snack machines,” Hall said. “We want to make sure that everyone has the same purchasing options available to them on all the machines.”
This new card reader program will accept the following forms of payment: Paw Points, Bulldog Bucks, Visa, American Express, Discover Network, MasterCard, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, UnionPay and JCB.