Charlotte On the Run Stores Add E-Wiz

Published in CSP Daily News

Info Touch kiosks provide financial services options in new markets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Exxon-branded On the Run convenience stores in Charlotte, N.C., have rolled out Info Touch Technologies Corp.'s E-Wiz kiosks.

This expansion follows the successful launch of the E-Wiz program at Exxon-branded Tigermarket c-stores in Memphis, Tenn., in 2004, and subsequently in Nashville, Tenn., in January 2005. It brings to 87 the number of E-Wiz kiosks providing non-banked U.S. consumers with secure, convenient and reliable access to cash-based financial transactions.

This newest expansion into North Carolina [image-nocss] marks the first time E-Wiz terminals will be deployed to ExxonMobil On the Run franchisee locations.

In addition to locating Info Touch E-Wiz kiosks in our company-operated convenience stores in Memphis and Nashville, Tenn., and now in the Charlotte area, we are excited about the deployment of this customer service to On the Run franchisees in Tennessee through Calloway Oil and Convenience Management Group, and Lee-Moore Oil and Propst Brothers Inc., in North Carolina, said David Taylor, ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing. These installations represent the creative, aggressive and forward thinking of these companies.

The self-service, cash-accepting electronic kiosks enable convenience store patrons to use cash to pay wireless, utility, cable and other bills, as well as purchase prepaid products and services. E-Wiz terminals provide customers with access to a variety of services, including but not limited to, bill payment, money transfer, prepaid products and services, including long-distance, wireless top-up and mobile content.

Additional electronic-based payment options and financial services, such as such as money order purchases, money transfer services, prepaid credit and debit cards, check cashing, mobile content and prepaid pin based products, are also being considered for the Info Touch E-Wiz kiosks.

Burnaby, B.C.-based Info Touch, a strategic investment of Hewlett Packard, is building the TIO Networka national, multi-retailer network of financial services kiosks for the nonbanked consumer marketplace in North America. The company leverages its core competencies in self-service bill payment processing, financial services aggregation and automation to create financial viability for its network and its location partners. Info Touch's Premiere (powered by Surfnet) is a software platform for the delivery of automated services such as bill payment, money transfer, digital merchandising, PIN dispensing for prepaid products and services, maps and directions, check cashing and electronic coupons.