USA Technologies Demonstrates Next Phase of Mobile-Based Interactive Coupon and Loyalty Services at 2013 International CES

  USA Technologies Demonstrates Next Phase of Mobile-Based Interactive Coupon
  and Loyalty Services at 2013 International CES

Mobile App Featuring Contextual Rewards and Coupon Redemption Gives Operators
 in Unattended, Small Ticket Market New Ways to Attract and Retain Customers

2013 International CES

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 10, 2013

USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT), (“USAT”), a leader of wireless,
cashless payment and M2M (machine-to-machine) telemetry solutions for
small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, is demonstrating the next phase
of its new mobile-based loyalty and couponing services at 2013 International
CES, January 8-11, in Las Vegas in the Verizon Main Booth.

The CES demonstration features USAT’s mobile app for coupon and loyalty
services. The mobile app is designed for owners and operators of self-service
terminals like vending machines and features contextual applications (which
provide a customized rewards experience based on the location of the consumer
and what they have purchased in the past), including machine coupon redemption
and the ability to push information and advertisements to consumers. This
machine-to-physical application creates a link to consumers, enabling them to
interact with machines for the purpose of impacting and informing purchasing
decisions. New features to be demonstrated since the CTIA show in October 2012
include the ability to “gift” points to other program participants and an
improved, streamlined on boarding process.

USAT’s loyalty and couponing services to be demonstrated will include:

  *The mobile application enables consumers to receive product and brand
    information, manage and redeem loyalty points for coupons and cash to use
    at participating unattended and traditional retail locations;
  *Consumers can make a purchase at an ePort®-enabled machine utilizing their
    preferred cashless payment method and receive a coupon via email;
  *Consumers using the mobile app can search for participating retailers or
    “locations” based on where the consumer is in real time, and verify that
    their favorite item is in stock at the machine in their area;
  *Consumers using the mobile app can redeem coupons at unattended terminals
    using their NFC phones with digital wallet, credit card or debit cards, or
    a prepaid account; and,
  *Consumers can use their points to send “gifts” to other participants,
    making the application interactive and social, encouraging greater usage.

Maeve McKenna Duska, vice president of marketing for USA Technologies,
commented, “While the small-ticket, unattended retail market is still at the
early stages of transitioning to cashless payment, the new revenue
opportunities that we believe will emerge from mobile-based consumer
engagement applications highlights the need for many operators to consider
making that transition to cashless now.

“In our view, loyalty and couponing features, coupled with the data compiled
as part of our customer’s ePort Connect® service offering, will essentially
transform the way many owners and operators in the unattended market conduct
business,” added Duska. “We believe business owners will have unprecedented
access to consumers; they will be able to engage with them to foster a
relationship with the brand, encourage spending, and create the opportunity
for additional revenue streams through brand advertising. The markets we serve
will be able to harness cutting edge technology in ways never thought
possible, and working with Verizon is helping us reach these new heights,”
concluded Duska.

The mobile application is a result of USAT’s co-marketing agreement with
Verizon. Verizon’s M2M sales team includes USAT’s cashless and telemetry
solutions in their M2M sales toolkit. USAT’s comprehensive ePort Connect
service employs the Verizon Wireless network and the Verizon M2M Management
Center platform. The Verizon M2M Management Center is a single, scalable and
flexible system that allows partners like USAT to view and manage their M2M
connectivity.

The 2013 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) will feature 3,000 global technology
companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services
across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive
electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography,
electronic gaming, entertainment/content, wireless and more. CES 2013 is
taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center and USAT representatives can
be found in the South Hall 3, Upper Level, at the Verizon Main booth #31400.
For more information on the 2013 CES, visit www.CESweb.org.

About USA Technologies:

USA Technologies is a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry
solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries. ePort Connect® is
the company’s flagship service platform, a PCI-compliant, end-to-end suite of
cashless payment and telemetry services specially tailored to fit the needs of
the small ticket, self-service retail industries. USA Technologies’ also
provides a broad line of cashless acceptance technologies including its
NFC-ready ePort® G8, ePort Mobile™ for customers on the go, and QuickConnect™,
an API Web service for developers. USA Technologies has been granted 84
patents; and has agreements with Verizon, Visa, Elavon and major customers
such as Compass, Crane, AMI Entertainment and others. Visit the website at
www.usatech.com.

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Contact:

USA Technologies
Veronica Rosa
VP, Corp. Comm. and Investor Relations
484-359-2138
vrosa@usatech.com
 
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