Anovia Payments Promotes Avers to Head Strategic Partner Channel

Anovia Payments, a single-source provider of payments with advanced, yet easy-to-use partner technology, announces the promotion of Tommy Avers to head its strategic partner channel.

In his new role at Anovia, Avers will drive the Strategic Partner Channel, overseeing partner integration into Anovia’s trio platform, which unifies sales, operations, and reporting.  Coupled with the company’s traditional payment facilitation platforms, trio leaves Anovia uniquely positioned to help forward-thinking payments companies find success with equal attention to growth, security, and compliance, while providing a frictionless boarding experience for merchants.

Avers, who will report to co-founder and Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategy Andy Meadows, began his career at Anovia as an account executive in 2015. He studied business at the University of North Texas and also attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, where he played for the Falcon football team. In addition to his work at Anovia, Avers currently helps manage a youth sports league for i9 Sports in the DFW area.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead our strategic partner channel at Anovia,” said Avers, a Southlake, Texas native. “We are executing on a plan that is changing the payments industry in ways that keep clients at the center of what we do, while constantly taking them into the future with our innovation. I’m proud to advance in a company that has integrity and is building many ways to make the business of payments easier and more profitable for all stakeholders while staying attuned to compliance demands with solid operations.”

“Tommy Avers is exemplary of the kind of payments industry leadership we are building at Anovia—a combination of intelligence, drive, and commitment,” said Meadows. “This role has a big ask—to help growing software and technology companies monetize the payments functionality in their deliverables, while creating game-changing differentiation through customized user interfaces and reporting. Tommy’s knowledge of Anovia’s current portfolio of products and services—as well as our pipeline of potential—is unmatched, and our partners will benefit greatly from his counsel.”  

About Anovia PaymentsAnovia Payments Promotes Avers to Head Strategic Partner Channel

A new, disruptive way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best­ in ­class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results.

Find out more at www.anoviapayments.com

Anovia Payments Lights Fuzse Partnership

Anovia Payments, a single-source provider of payments with advanced, yet easy-to-use partner technology, today announced a new partnership with Fuzse, a financial technology startup focused on e-commerce solutions for software and application developers.

Anovia’s Trio payments platform will power Fuzse’s proprietary e-commerce solutions aimed at independent software vendors needing embedded payments infrastructure for end-users. Anovia has invested millions in developing its Trio technology to attract the nation’s best partners.

Fuzse is the latest financial technology venture from Dallas entrepreneur Lane Conner, a former executive at First American Payment Systems and Century Payments. In 2013, Conner was one of the co-founders of the Jerry Jones-backed Blue Star Payment Solutions, a sister company to the Dallas Cowboys (in 2015, Blue Star was acquired by private equity firm Providence Equity Solutions and is now Blue Star Sports).

Fuzse works with mobile app, custom software, and web development firms to bring more advanced solutions for easier e-commerce. The company’s technology empowers developers to spend more time perfecting their own digital solutions while integrating industry-leading payments technology to their offerings. Fuzse’s e-commerce solutions comprehensive e-commerce suite includes an easy-to-use API, deep analytics, industry-specific security and 24/7/365 customer service.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the great people at Anovia—it’s a natural fit for Fuzse,” said Conner. “Anovia is a forward-thinking company, and they take a progressive approach to an ever changing landscape for electronic payments.  Like Anovia, we base our success on key partnerships, and with the use of our industry-leading gateway product, we feel like we have a great partner for the long term. Our client companies will see great returns from this partnership, as they can focus their time and resources on creating solutions that meet customer needs while seamlessly and easily integrating with our technology.”

“We have made significant investments in our Trio platform to attract the payments industry’s best partners, and signing Fuzse is an example of just that kind of partnership,” said Anovia Payments CEO Kevin Jones. “Fuzse will be a real difference-maker for software companies. Through Anovia, Fuzse will be able to offer a wide variety of embedded solutions for both traditional and payment facilitator merchants that allow for easy integration and seamless use within virtually any technology environment. We are looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with an emerging leader in financial technology.”

About Fuzse:

Fuzse is a Dallas-based financial technology organization which specializes in working with mobile app, custom software, and web development firms to bring more advanced solutions for easier e-commerce. The company’s technology empowers developers to create, enhance, and transform basic commerce solutions into true long-term revenue drivers for their platforms through world class gateway solutions.  Fuzse takes a hands-on approach that strives to limit cost for its partners while increasing revenue for customers.

About Anovia Payments

A new, disruptive way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best­ in ­class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results.

Anovia Payments Ushers in New Era of Connected Commerce as Sales Partner of the Poynt Smart Terminal

Irving, TX – October 26, 2015 – Anovia Payments, a single-source provider of payments with advanced, yet easy-to-use technology, today announced that it has joined the Poynt ecosystem as a designated reseller of the Poynt Smart Terminal. As the new era of connected commerce emerges and the EMV mandate forces merchants to update their payment terminals, the Poynt Smart Terminal combines the unlimited versatility of a fully-featured countertop terminal with a mobile device to create a single future-proof payment terminal. Both its hardware and software platform have received PCI PTS, PCI-DSS, and EMV-certification.   

With Poynt, Anovia takes a bold leap forward in understanding, engaging, and serving the merchant base, as the Poynt Smart Terminal was designed specifically with merchants’ needs in mind. It accepts all forms of payment, including all forms of contactless payments like Apple Pay, and provides insights and tools that will drive the business of tomorrow. Joining the Poynt ecosystem means that Anovia maintains its commitment to technology via access to a community of innovative developers that will drive change in the industry. 

Anovia was chosen for the partnership based on the two-year-old company’s rapid emergence as a payments industry leader in creativity and innovation. The company operates under a customer-centric model that has delivered high growth without sacrificing quality in terms of user experience or risk management. 

“We see our partnership with Poynt as the next step in building a world-class payments company,” said Kevin Jones, founder and CEO of Anovia Payments. “In line with our own philosophy, Poynt delivers excellent technology in the present that is highly adaptable for future advancements.” 

“We strive to give our partners the best tools to participate in this new connected commerce era,” said Poynt founder and CEO, Osama Bedier, former head of Google Wallet and long-time PayPal senior executive. “We are excited about the possibilities that the Poynt Smart Terminal will create for Anovia, as we help redefine what it means to do business.” 

About Anovia Payments

A new, disruptive way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best­ in ­class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  In 2014, the payment industry’s global trade association ETA recognized Anovia’s early success in achieving this mission, by awarding the company with its ISO of the Year – Rising Star award for utilizing creativity and innovation.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results.

About Poynt

Poynt has reimagined the payment terminal as a smart, multipurpose device. With the Smart Terminal and PoyntOS, Poynt helps any business access incredible technology at an affordable price. Founded in 2013 by Google and PayPal veteran Osama Bedier, Poynt is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and is backed by Matrix Partners, Oak HC/FT Partners, Stanford-StartX Fund, Webb Investment Network, Nyca Partners, Google Ventures and other individual investors. Find out more at poynt.com. 

 

Yiftee and Anovia Payments Team Up to Increase Merchant Revenue through No Hassle Gift Cards

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 17, 2015 -- Anovia Payments, Inc. and Yiftee, Inc. announced today the release of the Yiftee No Hassle Gift Card for merchants. Anovia is now offering merchants unprecedented access to the $134B gift card market, simply by adding a gift card link to their website. Anovia Payments provides a quick sign-up here that most merchants can complete in less than 15 minutes to be gift card-enabled.

Any merchant that accepts MasterCard™ can subscribe to the service, allowing their customers to purchase gift cards from mobile devices or online, and email or text them with a thoughtful message. Recipients get them instantly and redeem them in store using a virtual gift voucher, powered by MasterCard. The transaction is immediately verified, ensuring security and authenticity. No accounting is required by the merchant to track sales or card balances; all of this is done by Yiftee.

Anovia Payments is offering the Yiftee No Hassle Gift Card solution directly to merchants and through their referral and independent sales partners throughout the US. "Commerce is going online and mobile and we want our merchants to be able to meet their customers in new ways," said Andy Meadows, Executive Vice President for Sales and Strategy at Anovia, "Anovia prides itself on providing innovative ways for merchants to engage their customers and expand their business." Merchants can go http://yiftee.com/anovia to to sign up.

Merchant pricing for Yiftee No Hassle Gift Cards is a flat monthly subscription rate of $20/month per store, giving merchants the ability to sell an unlimited number of gift cards at full margin as well as using them for marketing promotions to bring customers back in their stores. The merchant also gets access to the Yiftee merchant portal for managing their account, promoting special items and sending gifts to their customers.

About YifteeTM, Local Gifts, On-the-Go

Yiftee (yiftee.com) is an award winning mobile and online application that lets consumers and corporations send thoughtful, unexpected gifts via email, text and Facebook™. Recipients pick up their Yiftee gifts using their smartphone at their favorite local restaurants and shops, driving profitable business to those merchants.   For merchants, Yiftee is a hassle-free gift card solution with no special technology, no revenue-share, no discounting, no accounting and no escheatment. Merchants gain additional sales, foot traffic, an eGifting capability like big retailers.

Texas Chiropractic Association Partners with Anovia Payments

March 23, 2015, Dallas, TX - The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) announced this month that it has partnered with Anovia Payments to offer new benefits to its members.  These benefits include: savings on payment processing; access to customer data and analytics; and a range of new products that speed transactions and maximize data security.

“Anovia Payments is excited to offer this exclusive program to members of the Texas Chiropractic Association,” said Anovia Executive Vice President Andy Meadows.  “In the ever-changing landscape of payment processing, it is essential that business owners stay on top of data security, enhanced point of sale technology, and value-added tools that increase efficiency and maximize bottom line revenue.  Anovia Payments is committed to being the single-source resource that TCA Members can rely on to keep them up-to-date and equipped.” 

Jeffrey S. Jenkins, Executive Director of the Texas Chiropractic Association, said the organization chose Anovia for it’s excellent pricing, the quality of its products and services, and the high level of service and support that Anovia will offer TCA members.

“The payment solutions offered by Anovia Payments will allow Doctors of Chiropractic across Texas to run better practices and, in turn, provide the best service possible to their patients,” he said.

Anovia has been first to market with a number of products and services that can provide immediate assistance to Chiropractic offices.  In addition to customer loyalty programs, Anovia now offers customer research and analytics that will give TCA members critical insight into their customers, and the customers of their competitors.  The company also offers fast access to working capital for practitioners who want to grow their business by adding inventory, payroll, supplies, marketing, or even a new location. 

Anovia customers can accept payments via the Internet, from smart phones, from the new digital wallets like Apple Pay, and from state-of-the-art POS equipment that meets all EMV requirements for data security.

To learn more about the services offered by Anovia Payments, TCA members should contact Anovia Payments at 855-608-6793 or http://www.anoviapayments.com/TCA

About Texas Chiropractic Association:  The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) is the essential voice for chiropractic in Texas. It provides protection and statewide advocacy for chiropractors. TCA is more than 1,600 members across the Lone Star State from Abbot to Zephyr. The Texas Chiropractic Association works hard to advocate the position that the citizens of Texas should have adequate access to the health care of their choice and to insure that Doctors of Chiropractic have suitable representation in the decision-making agencies of the government.

About Anovia Payments:  Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts and determined to make payment acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best­ in­ class programs and technology that help businesses expand their businesses, their customer loyalty and their financial success.  In 2014, the payment industry’s global trade association ETA awarded Anovia with its ISO of the Year – Rising Star award for utilizing creativity and innovation that moves the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards, and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results.

Contact:                 
Andy Meadows, Anovia
855-4-ANOVIA