PHOENIX, Arizona – March 31st, 2015 – OpenTech Alliance Inc, announced today that the INSOMNIAC™ brand of Self-Storage Kiosks has completed integration to Canada’s proprietary debit payment solution, Interac. With many kiosks installed north of the U.S. border, the company’s self-service platform has already seen great successes in Canada. Until today however, OpenTech kiosks would only accept credit cards, Canadian currency and Checks.
Calvin Grant, President of A-Z Storage Limited in Sydney, Nova Scotia said, “Requests to accept debit payments through our self-service kiosks have been in high demand and we are thrilled that OpenTech has met this demand.”
When Canadian consumers reach for a payment card in their wallets, Stats Canada reports that 56% of the time they choose Interac Debit (when compared against all other credit card brands combined). Nilson and Federal Reserve reports indicate that international debit cards represent the fastest growing market in preferred consumer payment type since 2009 (boasting the lowest ratio of fraud rates over the last 5 years globally). In contrast, the slowest market growth overall is occurring within the U.S. credit card sector.
Troy McLellan, president of Public Storage Canada and the Canadian Self Storage Association said, “OpenTech is a company that has made a name for itself as a dominant technology player in the self-storage industry. We congratulate them on their new integration with Interac. With the addition of the new debit card acceptance software, Canadian kiosks are now able to better service a wider majority of customers.”
Why We Do What We Do: Every day, we connect thousands of tenants with storage companies around the world. With over 4,000 daily transactions, our automated products and services helped our clients move-in over 50,000 new tenants in 2014, generating over 50 million dollars in new sales revenue alone. OpenTech, Making Self-Storage Easier, So More People will Use It. For additional information, please click: OpenTechAlliance.com or call an OpenTech Business Development Manager at (602) 749-9370.
Press Contact: Mike Sawyer, Director of Marketing
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