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Breakthrough Offering From Mobile-Commerce Pioneer Tapingo Unlocks New Revenue Stream for Universities
[August 03, 2015]

Breakthrough Offering From Mobile-Commerce Pioneer Tapingo Unlocks New Revenue Stream for Universities

Tapingo, the leading mobile ordering application for college campuses, today announced a new initiative designed to revolutionize campus dining by facilitating on-demand delivery from on-campus venues to on and off-campus customers.

Named "Tapingo Delivers," this new service unlocks prime markets for traditional university food programs - vastly expanding the reach and accessibility of campus meal plans and dining services.

With Tapingo Delivers, campus dining programs can offer appealing options for upperclassmen, faculty, and staff living off campus. The operations are completely handled by Tapingo, which uses its proprietary scheduling technology and a network of Tapingo Couriers to get food to hungry users.

"We're always looking for ways to provide our partners with new revenue streams without impacting their workflow, and this is a big win-win for the campus community," says Tapingo founder and CEO Daniel Almog. "Tapingo Delivers provides the ultimate convenience for students by bringing fresh, healthy meals to their doorstep, while campuses can extend their sales beyond traditional campus dining locations and dorms."

Student reaction to the initiative has been overwhelmingly positive. "I would love to stay on the campus meal plan, even while living off campus, and have my food show up when I'm ready for it!" says Sorelle Cohen, University of Suthern California class of 2017.

Campus administrators note that Tapingo Delivers solves a key problem by leveraging existing dining operations. "Tapingo Delivers is helping us overcome the challenge of extending dining services throughout our tech-savvy student body," says Todd Millay, University of Arizona's Assistant Director, Retail and Contract Management. "By handling 100% of the technology, staffing, and overhead, Tapingo is making all this possible with minimal input on our end."

Since 2012, Tapingo has partnered with more than 90 campuses in the USA and Canada to bring mobile ordering to campus venues. By giving students a better way to buy, Tapingo-enabled campuses empower their students to order on-the-go and skip the line, eliminating wait times and significantly enhancing the student experience. Tapingo merchants enjoy increased sales and lower operating costs. Today, Tapingo Delivers is providing another vehicle through which campuses convey their continued commitment to their students.

About the Tapingo Partner Ecosystem

Tapingo is dedicated to building the most robust and innovative mobile ordering product on the market. As we measure our success by the satisfaction of our students and campus decision makers, Tapingo works closely with a broad range of industry leaders to optimize our services. Working with more than 90 campuses, the Tapingo Partner Ecosystem includes integration with POS providers Micros 3700, 9700, and Simphony; Agilysys InfoGenesis; and Sequoia solutions, as well as card providers blackboard, Heartland, CardSmith, and NuVision.

About Tapingo

Founded in 2012, Tapingo is the leading mobile-commerce app that dramatically improves the life of students and shifts behavior in a practical way. Working with campuses to enhance the student experience, Tapingo integrates with campus technology to offer a range of commerce products. Tapingo processes tens of thousands of transactions per day, and the average user utilizes the service more than five times per week.

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