LevelUp will initially interface with NCR’s Aloha POS while developing its solution for NCR’s Cloud Connect, which is expected later this year. It will be one of the first companies to integrate into Cloud Connect—infrastructure that allows third parties to integrate, maintain and deploy across NCR’s base of more than 100,000 locations on various platforms.
“LevelUp has always known that in order for mobile payments to become a standard for merchants, we need to provide a solution that seamlessly fits into their existing systems,” Seth Priebatsch, the chief ninja at LevelUp, said. “The NCR relationship is significant because it makes using LevelUp simple for the tens of thousands of restaurants who already run Aloha. NCR understands what it takes to help restaurants keep pace with technology, and by integrating LevelUp, we are helping them get the great tools they need to run their businesses better.”
NCR’s API software allows integration with the Aloha POS through approved third-party apps, which will then allow restaurants using Aloha to accept LevelUp transactions faster and easier. LevelUp transactions are logged with other transactions, allowing for easier reconciliation, and data from LevelUp is automatically integrated into an existing POS.
“As the Managing Partner of a restaurant chain that uses NCR Aloha POS and is soon to launch a white-labeled LevelUp application, I was really excited to hear about this integration,” Brett Schulman, the CEO and co-founder of Cava Mezze Grill, said. “In the restaurant space, having all payment transaction and marketing campaign data seamlessly filter into one system will ultimately allow us to make smarter business decisions and forge deeper connections with our customers.”
LevelUp allows users to pay with their phone, and businesses pay no payment processing fees. The company is backed by Google Ventures, Balderton Capital, Continental Advisors, Highland Capital, Transmedia Capital and T-Venture.