US retailer Meijer selects TeleCheck for electronic cheque acceptance

Source: First Data

TeleCheck Services, a leading check acceptance company and subsidiary of First Data Corp., today announced it has reached an agreement to offer TeleCheck Electronic Check Acceptance (ECA) Warranty service at Meijer Supercenters in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

This agreement facilitates the rollout of ECA chain-wide, and allows Meijer to cost-effectively authorize and process check transactions electronically at the point of sale. Meijer customers will benefit from increased security and convenience as they present checks for payment.

"It's an honor to significantly expand our relationship with Meijer. Meijer has built an outstanding reputation throughout the Midwest as a value-driven, customer-oriented merchant, and the imageless ECA solution they have chosen to deploy requires little training for cashiers and is simple for their customers to use," said TeleCheck president Brian Mooney. "Meijer's decision to implement Electronic Check Acceptance allows the company to more effectively meet the needs of its customers who choose to pay by check and will significantly reduce the company's risk for check fraud."

Expanding consumer choice and convenience at the point of sale was a key factor for Meijer in adding the ECA service. "Checks continue to be a preferred form of payment for many of our customers," said Janet Emerson, executive vice president of operations for Meijer. "Our relationship with TeleCheck will allow us to provide an efficient and cost-effective way to process checks, while still providing Meijer customers with the high level of service they expect."

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