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April 2019 was a big month for Civic. We announced 12 new automated retail partners, who collectively represent over 1 million vending machines, and we officially introduced Civic Pay, our new app that enables both identity verification and payment at point-of-sale. We’re thrilled that our new partners, who are leaders in the automated retail industry, will be integrating Civic Pay in new, and existing, vending machines platforms and rolling it out in 2019.
We first debuted Civic Pay at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2019, where we received overwhelming interest in our beer vending machines using Civic Pay for both identity and payment. One month later, we attended the NAMA Show, a conference all about emerging trends and technology in the automated retail industry. We came to showcase our technology that was a hit at SXSW and learn more about innovation, products, and possibilities in the automated retail industry.
It was our first time at the NAMA Show, and it offered an opportunity for us to network with the industry and showcase how Civic Pay can integrate into automated solutions, offering convenience and a heap of benefits to end customers. As a digital identity company, we chose to focus on automated retail for a reason. It’s a market that is growing and ripe for innovation that can create a better user experience. Here are a few things that we learned at our first NAMA Show.
The idea of age-gated products is not new. Scalable execution is. Civic is not the first company to dream up beer vending machines. Alcohol vending machines are an idea that has simply been waiting for the technology that can take it from an idea to a reality. Age-gated products and automated retail make sense. Building age verification into the payment process makes beer vending machines ...
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