USA Technologies Helps Kiosk Customer, Flat Out of Heels, Reach More Consumers with Aching Feet

  USA Technologies Helps Kiosk Customer, Flat Out of Heels, Reach More
  Consumers with Aching Feet

Ladies’ Shoes Kiosk Incorporates Customized Automated Retailing Technology by
      ESON Design Partnership and Cashless Payments by USA Technologies

Business Wire

MALVERN, Pa. -- July 11, 2013

USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT), (“USAT”), a leader of wireless,
cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve
retailing industries, today highlighted the launch of a new self-service kiosk
for ladies’ flats by its customer, Flat Out of Heels, LLC at the
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the anticipated launch of
their kiosks in renowned nightclubs in Miami Beach. The customized kiosk was
created for Flat Out of Heels owner, Dawn Dixon, by ESON Design Partnership
(“ESON”) and incorporates USAT’s ePort® cashless payment technology.

Flat Out of Heels CEO, Dawn Dixon, with ESON Design rollable shoe kiosk,
cashless by USAT. (Photo: F ...

Flat Out of Heels CEO, Dawn Dixon, with ESON Design rollable shoe kiosk,
cashless by USAT. (Photo: Flat Out of Heels)

Flat Out of Heels’ rollable ballet style flats are designed for women with
aching feet everywhere. The shoes can be used as an emergency flat or for
everyday use, whether a business commuter, busy mom, late night party goer,
traveler or a student. After selling shoes online and in select retail
locations for the last two years, Flat Out of Heels’ latest expansion efforts
match the capabilities of self-service technology with consumers in
high-traffic retail locations that value the instant gratification a kiosk can
provide.

“USAT’s assistance with a cashless payment solution is one of the main reasons
why we are in the kiosk business today; we needed reliable credit card
capabilities that seamlessly integrated with a machine that we were
essentially building from scratch,” said Flat Out of Heels chief executive
officer and creator, Dawn Dickson. “To help turn my vision into reality, USAT
worked with ESON’s development team, providing the technical interface and
support necessary for customized cashless payments integration and an
open-ended test environment that accommodates the entrepreneurial development
cycle.

“Our rollable shoe machine has been customized with the most cutting edge
automated retailing technology encased in a sleek design that is indicative of
our brand,” continued Dickson. “In addition to credit/debit card acceptance
and remote inventory management enabled by USAT’s ePort® cashless payment
system, the front of our machine is equipped with a 17” high definition
monitor to display our commercial or other advertising for customers and the
side panels can be customized for advertising and branding campaigns.”

Mike Kinrade, senior design consultant for ESON Design Partnership, commented,
“We relished the transatlantic challenge of working closely with USAT
personnel to seamlessly integrate the ePort credit/debit card payment system
into our own current electronics platform. Through this successful
relationship, ESON has designed and manufactured yet another dispensing
machine that is at the cutting edge of automated retailing technology in both
aesthetics and functionality.”

USAT provides developers and OEMs of unattended, automated technology with
simple and secure integration to USAT’s ePort Connect® suite of cashless
payment services. The ePort EDGE® and G-series are available with hardwired
payment interfaces such as serial and pulse and include cellular wireless
connectivity to USAT’s network. For computer-based applications (Windows or
Linux), USAT offers a Web service, QuickConnect™.

According to Flat Out of Heels, it anticipates introducing 100 machines over
the next twenty-four months following the premiere at the Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta International Airport, Concourse E, and upcoming plans for the LIV
Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Resort, Cameo Nightclub and Mansion
Nightclub—all located in Miami Beach, Florida.

About ESON Design Partnership

ESON Design Partnership is an award-winning design and manufacturing company
that specializes in providing unique, affordable and customized solutions for
a variety of vending and point of sale products. Based in the United Kingdom,
ESON’s range of design customers and projects over the last fifteen years
reflect their broad capabilities and creative prowess. Examples include a
movement-controlled machine for Strongbow’s Dark Fruits launch campaign, a
sample dispensing unit for Faberge stores, Flat Out of Heels’ rollable shoe
kiosk and ESON’s revolutionary cocktail dispensing system that creates and
dispenses cocktails at the touch of a button (www.cocktailmagic.co.uk). ESON
also holds long term production contracts with Kraft Foods and Unilever. Visit
ESON’s website at www.esondesign.com.

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
small ticket, self-service retailing 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 85
patents; and has agreements with Verizon, Visa, Elavon and customers such as
Compass, Crane, AMI Entertainment and others. Visit the website at
www.usatech.com.

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                                    G-USAT

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Contact:

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