Ontario C-Store Association Selects Zomaron for Payment Processing

Will pass on savings to independent, chain-store members

Published in CSP Daily News

Ontario Convenience Store Association (OCSA) (CSP Daily News / Technology)

TORONTO -- The Ontario Convenience Store Association (OCSA) recently selected Zomaron Merchant Services as their preferred provider of payment processing solutions across the province.

OCSA has more than 6,000 c-store and gas station members. The association required a member partner for electronic payments processing solutions for its membership base across Ontario.

A recent survey of OCSA members showed that independent convenience stores were in need of better customer service, more advanced payment processing tools and that they currently pay a higher Effective Merchant Discount Rate (EMDR) to accept electronic credit and debit card payments. While offering higher-quality payment processing solutions and personalized customer service, Zomaron said it can pass on savings to independent and chain-store members of OCSA with the preferred rates that the OCSA and Zomaron have agreed upon.

"Convenience stores in Ontario deserve to have a vendor that allows them to compete with processing costs that larger retailers in Ontario enjoy. We are pleased to have Zomaron offer competitive rates for our members. Zomaron has demonstrated a strong level of service for small businesses in the province," said Dave Bryans, CEO of OCSA.

Founded in 2008, London, Ont.-based Zomaron provides credit-card and debit-card processing solutions to Canadian merchants nationwide.

Zomaron's parent company, Posera-HDX Ltd., is in the business of managing merchant transactions with consumers and facilitating payment. The company develops and deploys touch-screen point-of-sale (POS) system software and associated enterprise management tools and has developed and deployed numerous POS applications. Posera-HDX also provides system hardware integration services, merchant staff training, system installation services and post-sale software and hardware support services. Its technology also includes prepaid stored value payments solutions, customer self-serve kiosks and "line buster" mobile POS terminals. These products have been designed to dramatically enhance customer throughput and drastically reduce customer queues, the company said. These technologies are effective in high-foot traffic environments that have limited cash register counter space, limited retail square footage and the absence of a drive through.

Posera-HDX develops, deploys and supports a restaurant POS software known as Maitre'D, which has been deployed in more than 20,000 locations worldwide in eight different languages.