Suresite Group has announced that its new ‘unattended’ contactless payment solution is now live and has already exceeded initial demand expectations.

Thanks to a strategic partnership with payment solutions provider Vianet in late 2022, Suresite has developed a solution to meet the rising demand for unattended card transactions and the increasing appetite for contactless payment solutions among consumers. The launch of this new payment solution marks a significant milestone for Suresite Group, providing momentum to penetrate new markets, such as vending.

Nick Horne, sales and commercial director at Suresite Group, said: “In today’s economic climate, cost savings, smart decision-making and efficient operations are essential for businesses to navigate financial pressures and uncertainties. As a result, automated retail businesses are on the rise, driven by changing customer expectations and experiences that require an evolution in payments. Thanks to our focus on innovation and customer-centric solutions, we’ve been quick to identify and address these evolving demands with this new launch, which is already taking us into new verticals. With the ability to accept payment via contactless devices at any unattended site, we’re providing customers with the prospect of ‘more-sales-less-cost’ which, puts us at the forefront of a growing industry that’s been largely under-served and overlooked.”

The new solution sees the firm’s acquiring services join forces with Vianet’s contactless payment solution hardware, which is available in two versions, the Smart Contact and the Smart Contact Pro.

With zero hardware costs, customers benefit from a competitive, user-friendly and highly secure payments solution able to future-proof most unattended solutions such as washing machine services, coffee machines, charging points and unmanned jet washes and air and vac stations.

Suresite says demand has been high in the initial weeks following the go-live date, with customers said to be impressed by a number of key benefits. These include: the highly secure hardware; competitive transaction fees; the fact that customers can receive cash in their bank from 24 hours; and that there are additional capabilities to advertise other services.