Phoenix, Arizona, February 10, 2020 – Acadia POS and GCG Consulting Inc. collaborated to provide point-of-sale software services that ran transactions on PAX Technology’s smart devices, the E700 and A920, at this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. The Open is one of the premier golf events in the country and boasts over a half million attendees. With nearly 50,000 transactions on 77 devices processed via the Acadia POS quick-service application, Acadia POS proved itself a robust, easy-to-implement solution for a high-volume atmosphere—giving vendors a 360-degree bird’s eye view of every detail, such as best-selling items and daily transactions.
In addition to the main golf event, a concert/party in the Scottsdale area known as The Bird’s Nest was held. The Acadia software was used on E700’s throughout the event while famous artists such as Warren G, G-Easy, Miranda Lambert, Cody Johnson, and Austin Burke performed on stage. Device setup was smooth and hassle-free as a result of management by local company GCG Consulting, who has been doing the event for years and knew what to expect. Acadia was well-prepared, and the solution was easy enough for GCG to manage everything on their own with light support from Acadia when needed.
ISOs Find New Opportunities
The success demonstrated from this year’s Phoenix Open offers hope to ISOs struggling to find alternative solutions to meet the unique needs of their clients. Recent changes in the payment processing industry have left ISOs in the dust. Once popular gateways such as MerchantLink have been acquired by larger processing companies and, consequently, shut down.
Greg Gooslin, President of GCG Consulting Inc. says, “Acadia POS solves this problem by positioning its partners to maintain and grow their merchant portfolios, while providing them with a powerful point-of-sale solution to manage their daily business operations.”
PAX: Smart Devices Today for Commerce of Tomorrow
The seamless collaboration between Acadia POS, GCG Consulting, and PAX devices allowed users to be able to experience the future of commerce, as PAX Smart Devices are several years ahead of other payment terminal manufacturers who are just now starting to understand the trend.
“PAX’s smart devices have allowed Acadia to scale rapidly, without having to onboard a whole team specifically dedicated to a single event. PAX makes setting up POS systems as easy as deploying payment terminals,” says Ken Schember, VP of Middle Market & ISV Solutions.
With the help of advanced smart devices from PAX, Acadia and GCG Consulting showed the power of mobile commerce technology. ISOs now have an opportunity to collaborate with Acadia POS & PAX to transition their merchants from basic terminals to smart terminals. By focusing on partnerships, Acadia continues to develop synergies with ISOs and provide solutions for individual agent offices and smaller POS dealers.
About Acadia POS
Acadia POS is a modern solution built from the ground up with the collaboration of engineers, merchants and ISOs. Originally a browser-based point-of-sale, Acadia has transformed into an omni-channel solution that can be implemented by low and high-volume establishments. Acadia is marketed and sold primarily to small to medium size businesses but has recently proven itself to be powerful enough for large enterprises.
About GCG Consulting Inc.
GCG Consulting Inc. is a national company headquartered in Phoenix, AZ with over 30 years of experience in credit card processing and terminal services. Our goal is to assist merchants in making the most of credit card sales by lowering the cost of accepting cards and speeding up the time that it takes to receive payments. GCG Consulting’s unique combination of innovative solutions and financial strength offers solid benefits to companies large and small. We offer a wide range of products and services, and depth of customization unmatched by others. We stand behind our loyalty to help businesses improve efficiency and maximize revenue!
About PAX Technology Inc.
PAX Technology, Inc. is one of the fastest-growing electronic payment solution providers in the world. PAX has been serving the global retail marketplace for over 19 years and has distribution in over 120 countries with an installed base of over 50 million terminals worldwide. PAX offers a complete line of products and services supported by extensive R&D capabilities. In addition to a most competitive pricing model, quality assurance is the company’s top priority which enables PAX to have a strong advantage in the marketplace.