Friday, April 17, 2009

Xerox, Office Depot Strike MFP Point-Of-Sale Deal


"Xerox has installed AutoPay, a solution from Equitrac, a Xerox Alliance Partner, on some of its MFPs. Office Depot customers can swipe credit cards, store purchasing cards and gift cards. The solution automatically estimates the cost of the job, verifies there are sufficient funds on the card, applies Office Depot Worklife Rewards loyalty points and prints a receipt when the job is complete"

By Michele Masterson, ChannelWeb

11:25 AM EDT Thu. Apr. 16, 2009

Taking care of business, Office Depot (NYSE:ODP) Thursday said its customers will now be able to print and pay for copies directly from certain Xerox (NYSE:XRX) MFPs in its 1,1000 U.S. stores.

Xerox has installed AutoPay, a solution from Equitrac, a Xerox Alliance Partner, on some of its MFPs. Office Depot customers can swipe credit cards, store purchasing cards and gift cards. The solution automatically estimates the cost of the job, verifies there are sufficient funds on the card, applies Office Depot Worklife Rewards loyalty points and prints a receipt when the job is complete.

AutoPay integrates Xerox Secure Access Unified ID system card readers with Equitrac software for secure payments from the device. The solution works on the Xerox WorkCentre 5655, and on its WorkCentre 7655 printers.

Xerox and Office Depot have a 20-year partnership, which includes staffing its retail stores with Xerox Certified Print Specialists.

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I hope Office Depot doesn't apply the same "margin enhancement program" here as it did for all the government and non-profits around the country.

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3 comments:

  1. Based upon the other Office Depot article (below), now XEROX and Office Depot will have a more efficient method to overcharge customers.

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  2. Anon -

    LOL!

    Now, now...this is not a Xerox bashing post.

    Office Depot, on the other hand, bash away...

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  3. The more this stuff happens, the bigger the opportunity for those wily, but fair dealing,independent MPS and supply dealers.

    Catch the elephants when they cheat, and go eat up their business.

    When they overcharge schools and government, it just means everyone has to pay the bill.

    Happy hunting!

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