The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has partnered with Payment Alliance International (PAI) to supply independent home improvement retailers with credit card processing and payment services.
A provider of electronic payment processing solutions, PAI serves more than 70,000 ATMs and 85,000 retail businesses. It offers a variety of payment solutions to these entities.
PAI senior vice-president Krista Lowery said: "NRHA members can now tap into cutting-edge payment technologies and services, like EMV chip card processing, e-commerce integration for in-store pickup or shipped orders, and line-busting mobile checkout to lower operating costs, increase profits and enhance the consumer buying experience."
Through PAI's programme, retailers will be able to receive a detailed charge analysis comparison to see how the programme benefits their bottom line, and gain access to the latest payments technology.
NRHA president and chief executive officer Bill Lee said: "NRHA is thrilled to provide another business service alternative that directly aligns with our mission to help retailers become better, more profitable merchants.
"Cost-effective and reliable credit card and payment solutions are an important part of the independent home improvement retailing business, and we look forward to offering retailers new opportunities in those areas via PAI."