SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. — Bolt On Technology L.L.C., a supplier of technology solutions for the automotive aftermarket, has announced a new partnership aimed at making text to pay easier for automotive repair shops.
Bolt On has teamed with Global Payments Integrated (GPI), an electronic payment processing company, to offer auto repair shops, dealer service centers and other aftermarket sectors a convenient, safe payment option to vehicle owners through access to GPI's scalable payments and credit processing technology.
Text to pay is included in Bolt On Pay, and available in both the company's Mobile Manager Pro and NextGear cloud-based offerings.
"Text to pay gives repair shops the capability to get paid fast and securely," Bolt On said. "They can also reclaim valuable counter time, normally spent collecting the customer's credit card information, to sell or schedule future services."
GPI provides custom, scalable and fast payment solutions, accommodating the swiftly shifting ways consumers pay for goods and services, the company said. Their multi-layered approach to security, utilizing encryption and tokenization, protect customer data and help prevent costly data breaches.
Repair shops that opt for Global Payments Integrated to accept payments will also receive a PIN-enabled credit card processing pad from Ingenico if they subscribe by Feb. 28, 2021, the company said. Additionally, through the Bolt On Pay dashboard, shop owners can view real-time transaction reports.
"The shops that rely on our technology are focused on improving the vehicle owner experience and shop operations, which is why they're using Bolt On software to begin with," Mike Risich, founder and CEO of Bolt On, said. "By building in payment processing from Global Payments Integrated, the industry leader, we can give them one more powerful tool to streamline the payment process, improve cash flow, and add convenience for their customers."