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CARDFREE Launches Order-Ahead Service via SDK

November 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 28, 2018--CARDFREE, the leading mobile wallet platform for large merchants, announced today that it has opened up its order-ahead API for merchants, agencies and partners to develop via the CARDFREE mobile SDK. As a complement to the order-ahead service, the SDK also enables in-app payments including support for credit cards and digital wallet platforms.

CARDFREE has become the largest order-ahead provider by volume to QSRs. The platform has enabled more than $600,000,000 in transactions and accommodates close to 200,000 calls per minute during peak traffic. The company’s order-ahead service was designed to handle heavy volume, complex menu structures and capture rich SKU level data. This service is now available via SDK to any restaurant, convenience store or grocery store and can be integrated into any existing app or other channels. The order-ahead service is available as a hosted solution or as a perpetual license for merchants interested in maintaining an in-house solution.

“Order-ahead has become a must-have solution as consumers now expect the benefit of ordering and paying in advance to skip lines,” explained Jon Squire CEO and founder of CARDFREE. “We’ve seen demand not only from restaurants but also from grocery and convenience brands that want to increase prepared food volume and deli sales. And unlike other order-ahead providers, with CARDFREE, merchant data is just that, the merchant’s to own and mine. Some merchants who jumped into this space early were eager to satisfy consumer demand and, frankly, got taken advantage of relative to who owns the data long term, as well as tokenized card information tied to accounts. CARDFREE has always worked to empower our merchant partners giving them 100 percent access and ownership of their customer data.”

About CARDFREE

From the team that deployed the three largest mobile wallet initiatives in the U.S., CARDFREE offers merchants a one-stop solution to mobilize and enhance the customer experience for maximum ROI. Our award-winning platform provides end-to end services to engage consumers such as mGifts, offers, loyalty, order ahead and payments.

CARDFREE is headquartered in San Francisco and has been recognized as a “Fierce 15” company by Fierce Wireless, as having the Best Mobile Merchant Platform by Frost & Sullivan and as Best Mobile Start-up by the MEA Awards. For more information please visit www.cardfree.com or contact  info@cardfree.com.

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