PayRange’s Patel Discusses Latest Features For Its Vending Machine Payment System

CHICAGO — Vending operators today must answer five questions when planning to add cashless mobile-payment capability to their equipment, according to PayRange founder Paresh Patel. Offering an overview of the newly expanded PayRange system, Patel recalled that he was an operator himself (he founded Portland, OR’s Courtesy Vending while still in college, and built it into one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest independent operations). The challenges he confronted prompted him to invent novel solutions, of which a Bluetooth payment system is the latest.

The five key questions for vendors seeking to boost sales and profits by meeting the market’s demand for convenience and versatility are:

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PayRange was founded by Paresh Patel, an unattended retail veteran, to provide operators and consumers with a simple and secure mobile payment and loyalty solution for laundry, vending, amusement, and other small ticket merchants. PayRange is the North American leader in mobile payments for unattended retail, with over 3 million users and a network of machines throughout 350 cities and towns in the US and Canada. Find out more at

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