VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY), today announced a comprehensive payment solutions and services contract with Galeries Lafayette, one of France's largest department store chains.
The five-year agreement includes managed services, software, helpdesk and 3,200 of VeriFone's VX 820 advanced PIN acceptance devices that support credit, debit and EMV transactions, and include integrated NFC/contactless technology for alternative payments.
The central component of the VeriFone solution is PAYware Wynid, a managed services platform that will encompass all Galeries Lafayette payments across the chain, including cross-border payments from the retailer's German operation. Galeries Lafayette will also utilize VeriFone's encryption and tokenization services to ensure the most secure payments environment.
"VeriFone was able to provide the most comprehensive payments solution to suit our needs over the foreseeable future, including encryption and tokenization of EMV payment transactions," said Galeries Lafayette Director of Data Systems Laurent Singer.
"Galeries Lafayette is one of the largest retailers in France -- and operator of the biggest retail store in Paris with 750 card acceptance stations -- and represents a tremendous competitive win for VeriFone in France," said Olivier Guiot, VeriFone general manager, France. "This demonstrates the appeal that our services-based approach to payments holds for large retailers."
VeriFone's PAYware Wynid provides an end-to-end managed payment service that consolidates and routes all types of electronic payment transactions. It enables Galeries Lafayette to manage and host transactions for its German operations from France, easing certification requirements. The VeriFone VX 820 PIN acceptance solution features a 3.5-inch high-resolution color touch screen that is consumer-friendly and provides high-impact color graphics to improve customer recognition and loyalty.