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March 4, 2021Blog Posts

Shift4 Payments Announces Acquisition of VenueNext to Power Sports Stadiums, Entertainment Venues and Theme Parks

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Shift4 Payments, a leading provider of integrated payment processing solutions, today announced the acquisition of VenueNext, a leader in next-generation mobile commerce, point-of-sale, and loyalty solutions for venues. This acquisition enhances Shift4’s presence and capabilities in a number of large and growing verticals such as stadiums and arenas, while significantly expanding the company’s total addressable market with entry into entertainment, universities, theme parks, airports, and other verticals.

VenueNext is used by teams in every major professional sports league, in addition to colleges and other business verticals such as amusement parks and corporate campuses, all of whom will now have access to the combined offering from Shift4. The company’s product suite includes mobile ordering, full venue point-of-sale software, branded mobile applications (turnkey white label apps for teams / venues), and a mobile wallet / loyalty engine. This best-in-class mobile technology will add value across the entire Shift4 ecosystem.

This acquisition uniquely positions Shift4 as the only vertically integrated provider to power every aspect of in-venue commerce, including software (Mobile & POS), transaction gateway, and payment processing capabilities. This one-stop-shop solution delivers a compelling value proposition to venues by reducing cost and complexity, similar to Shift4’s end-to-end offering in other verticals.

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The hype train for buy now, pay later (BNPL) continues to pick up steam as consumers seek shopping alternatives during the pandemic – could this emerging payment option be a credit card killer?

While flexible payments are something that all generations can get behind, younger consumers in particular are drawn toward simple payment processes and behavioral shifts away from traditional credit cards.

As a way to better understand usage, experiences, and trust surrounding BNPL, The Strawhecker Group (TSG) surveyed over 1,500 U.S. consumers in February. Check out some highlights below and download the infographic to get a better understanding of why consumers are choosing BNPL.

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