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USA Technologies and Kinko's Team to Help Business Traveler's Productivity

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

DALLAS and MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 10 -- USA Technologies and Kinko's, Inc. today announced an agreement that should make working on the road a little bit easier for business travelers. Many of USA Technologies' Business Express centers -- located inside prestigious hotels across the country -- will be linked to Kinko's locations nationwide through the new agreement. This connection will offer Business Express users convenient access to expanded support for complex printing and presentation projects. USA Technologies expects the agreement to generate additional revenue, strengthen the company's leadership in unattended office centers, and substantially improve customer convenience and service levels. "Our objective is to grow Business Express installations dramatically over the next 12 to 18 months. Connecting Business Express with a category leading brand such as Kinko's will help us achieve that goal," said Cecil Ledesma, vice president and channel manager - hospitality, of USA Technologies. "Through this milestone partnership, we are expanding Business Express services to give our customers world-class office support never before available. This is a win-win for everyone, and most especially for the business traveler." For Kinko's, the agreement offers additional points of presence where customers may access the company's network of locations and experienced staff. According to Tom Leverton, Kinko's vice president of strategy and business development, "Kinko's network of digitally connected locations provide solutions mobile professionals need, such as on-demand printing, presentation services and high-speed wireless Internet access. Connecting Business Express Centers to the nearest Kinko's makes it easy for business travelers to choose the level of service they need -- whether that's self-service small jobs through the on-site Business Express Center or full-service production at a nearby Kinko's." More than 150 Business Express centers will participate in the program initially. Others are expecting to connect to the program at a brisk pace. Already equipped with PCs, printers, copiers, fax machines and phones, participating Business Express locations will now feature easy access to Kinko's services such as high-volume copying and printing, signs and banners, as well as binding, stapling and other finishing services. Kinko's offers free pick up and delivery for qualifying orders. Installation of phone lines and merchandising linking more than 150 Business Express centers to nearby Kinko's locations is expected to be complete by the end of the year. In addition to phoning in orders, customers may place orders online at www.kinkos.com.




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