“What happens when all of Walmart’s inventory is available at your doorstep within an hour?” That question, posed by Gray Taylor, executive director of Conexxus, in a recent interview succinctly summarizes the daunting competition convenience stores face as both the retail and restaurant landscapes continue to evolve.
"Industry standards are a win for both suppliers and merchants," stated Linda Toth, managing director of Conexxus. "Using a 'write once, implement many' philosophy for base-line functionality and connectivity, suppliers can focus on innovation and other differentiating factors.
TruAge™ makes it easier and more accurate to verify a customer’s age when purchasing age-restricted products, and at the same time makes identity theft difficult. A customer’s date of birth and photo are used to verify identity. When confirming age and identity, one-time-use tokens are placed on the customer’s mobile device to confirm legal age to purchase age-restricted products.
"I am forever grateful for the technical knowledge I gained through my early days of involvement with PCATS [The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards], and then for the leadership of the organization to bring about change and form Conexxus to become a broader educator, industry advocate, and a place for us to exchange ideas with one another," Collupy said
“Becoming a Conexxus Diamond Sponsor is a strong endorsement of a petroleum industry group that we very much value being a part of,” said Mako Networks President Simon Gamble. “Their ecosystem of suppliers, vendors, brands and dealers working together to devise standards and promote innovative technology that’s easier to deploy and support in the C-Store environment is very much aligned with our mission in the space.”
Conexxus membership will recognize Ed Collupy, retiree from W. Capra Consulting Group, for his service and dedication to the industry by inducting him into the Conexxus Technology Hall of Fame. “I am forever grateful for the technical knowledge I gained through my early days of involvement with PCATS, and then for the leadership of the organization to bring about change and form Conexxus to become a broader educator, industry advocate, and a place for us to exchange ideas with one another,” said Ed on receiving the honor.
Given the transition's complexity, it's understandable if fuel retailers will not meet the April 17 deadline. But it's important not to be paralyzed by analysis. ...Still, industry technology trade organization Conexxus reports nearly 40% of fuel retailers will fail to achieve full compliance across their sites...
While many have used the five and a half years since the mandate was issued to install EMV readers or are in the process of complying, 31% of c-stores have not upgraded a single pump, according to the Fall 2020 Conexxus EMV Survey. With the deadline fast approaching, here are the nuts and bolts of the new liability rules, how to achieve compliance and how to use the EMV upgrade to boost value and even revenue.
The migration to chip at the pump is also still top of mind for the payments industry. According to the September 2020 Conexxus EMV Preparedness Survey, 14% of gas station owners said that all of their sites were already compliant. While 43% of smaller and independent gas stations with one to 10 sites have no EMV terminals installed yet, no survey respondents said they expected to have zero sites compliant by the liability shift date, April 2021.
The mission of the Conexxus Forecourt Payment Terminal Group is to develop and adopt standards to facilitate the integration of payment terminals on the forecourt. “The released Conexxus forecourt OPT standard is a clear example of how the industry can come together to quickly solve industry issues through contributing the base data standards as Dover Fueling Solutions has done, and Conexxus working groups dedicated to getting these enabling standards in the field,” said Conexxus Executive Director Gray Taylor.