SOURCE: Ingenico Group

Ingenico Group

October 27, 2015 09:00 ET

Sam Ash Music Stores Enhances Security and Customer Experience; Turns to Ingenico Group for EMV and NFC Acceptance

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2015) - At the annual Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas, Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), global leader in seamless payment solutions, announced today that Sam Ash Music Stores has selected Ingenico Group payment solutions for payment acceptance at its entire chain of 45 stores across the U.S. Sam Ash Music Stores selected Ingenico Group's iSC Touch 250 touchscreen terminals to upgrade its payment acceptance infrastructure, improve cardholder security, enable EMV compliance, and enable acceptance of the latest mobile payment options, such as Apple Pay and Android Pay. Sam Ash Music Stores will also use the Ingenico terminals to process Gift Card payments and its private label Sam Ash credit card powered by Synchrony.

According to David Ash, Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel at Sam Ash Music Stores, the company partnered with Ingenico Group due to:

  • The Group's long history of providing secure payment solutions
  • Its vast experience with implementing EMV and NFC in the retail space
  • Its ability to integrate tokenization and point-to-point encryption (P2PE) to ensure cardholder data never enters Sam Ash's computer systems

"Sam Ash Music is known for new ideas and innovations in the music world -- it's a crucial part of our brand and our in-store experience," said Ash. "By partnering with Ingenico Group, we're extending that cutting-edge experience right to the point of sale and further enhancing our customers' experience. Sam Ash Music not only benefits from the best payments technology available today, but we also gain a strong payment acceptance platform that can be easily updated to securely accommodate future payment types."

"Sam Ash Music has a longstanding history of innovation and providing an amazing customer experience," said Howard Finch, Vice President of Sales, North America at Ingenico Group. "The Sam Ash team made payments technology and security a priority. We're very glad to be working alongside Sam Ash Music to ensure a smooth, secure payments experience for its customers."

About Ingenico Group
Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING) is the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile. With the world's largest payment acceptance network, we deliver secure payment solutions with a local, national and international scope. We are the trusted world-class partner for financial institutions and retailers, from small merchants to several of the world's best known global brands. Our solutions enable merchants to simplify payment and deliver their brand promise. Learn more at www.ingenico.com or twitter.com/Ingenico.

About Sam Ash Music Stores
Visit any Sam Ash Music Store at any time and COME IN AND PLAY®. After all, making music is what Sam Ash is all about and we mean business. Playing the incredible selection of instruments is not only allowed, it's encouraged. You'll find people of all ages, from novice to pros playing guitars, keyboards, drums or brass and woodwind instruments. The huge inventory of musical instruments and accessories, sound and recording equipment, sheet music and videos, computers and music software covers every musician's needs no matter what his or her playing style or ability may be. For store locations and information visit www.SamAshMusic.com or shop online at www.samash.com.

Contact Information

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    Ingenico Group North America
    Kaitlin Ambrogio
    Public Relations Manager
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    tel: 857-254-2413