QI Systems Inc., an industry leader in smart card stored value technology, announced that the SmartVend control system has been installed in the Water Centre, a water sales and distribution business in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, Canada.
The Water Centre offers state-of-the-art water purification and provides both bottled water and bulk water sales. The business provides delivery throughout central Newfoundland.
The QI SmartVend system is used by the Water Centre to provide and manage a loyalty program, called Aquapure Membership, with incentive pricing for regular customers. The SmartVend stored value payment system simplifies payments for both retail and commercial customers of the water delivery service and allows card payment for self serve customers through a 24 hour vending system.
Since it commenced service in mid September, the card system and loyalty program have been very successful. "The system has performed beyond our wildest expectations," said Bill Guy, manager of the Water Centre. "The card system provides convenience for both our retail and commercial customers and substantially reduces paperwork and staff time," he said.