CHALFONT, PA and CHARLOTTE, NC – Datacap Systems Inc., a leading hardware and processor-agnostic omnichannel payments provider, is establishing a new scholarship that will help the families of retail technology reseller organizations. Datacap is donating $50,000 to the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) Scholarship Program to create this new scholarship.
Since the inception of the RSPA Scholarship Program, the RSPA has awarded nearly $3 million to families of reseller companies. The children and grandchildren of RSPA reseller member employees are eligible for merit-based scholarships to help ease the costs associated with post-secondary education. Datacap’s donation is one of the largest in the decades-long history of the RSPA Scholarship Program.
“Datacap Systems’ long-term success is directly due to aligning our business interests with retail systems resellers,” said Terry Zeigler, Datacap President and CEO. “RSPA provides an opportunity for Datacap to drive channel sustainability by assisting small business owners in transitioning their businesses to the next generation through applicable small business management and POS systems technology training. While building this endowment into the future, we hope that other companies that have benefited through the channel will also contribute to the RSPA Scholarship Fund to drive channel sustainability.”
The creation of the Datacap Scholarship was first announced at RetailNOW 2022, the RSPA’s annual trade show and conference. The announcement, plus a team of on-site member volunteers led by Ann Maynard of reseller Merchant Data Solutions in Myrtle Beach, S.C., sparked a surge in scholarship donations at the show. Across 48 hours, RetailNOW attendees donated nearly $8,000 to the RSPA Scholarship Program.
“Our community is grateful for the leadership shown by Datacap to help today’s students become the next generation of reseller leaders,” said Jim Roddy, RSPA President and CEO. “The announcement of the Datacap Scholarship is already inspiring others to support this great cause, and I’m sure that momentum will continue. The RSPA is a special community, the Scholarship Fund is a special program, and Datacap just made both even better.”
About Datacap Systems
Datacap builds industry-standard payment solutions for Point of Sale providers to meet the needs of merchants in any market. Security-centric solutions for virtually all processing platforms route through dozens of pre-certified devices from leading OEMs – all via a universal payments integration, empowering merchants to create a unified payments experience across brick and mortar, online, mobile and unattended applications. As the only channel-centric and processor-agnostic payments provider in the industry, Datacap is the ideal partner for any POS provider that’s serious about building a solution that will scale to address the needs of virtually any merchant, regardless of market or payment processing platform. Learn more by visiting https://datacapsystems.com/contact-us/
About RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association)
The RSPA is North America’s largest community of VARs, software developers, vendors, and distributors in the retail, restaurant, grocery, and cannabis verticals. The mission of the RSPA is to accelerate the success of its members in the retail technology ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. The organization offers member-to-member introductions, education, hotlines for legal, security, sales, and business advice, industry advocacy, and discounts on other services to assist members with becoming and remaining successful. RSPA is most well-known for its signature events, RetailNOW® and Inspire® which provide face-to-face learning and networking opportunities. Learn more by visiting www.GoRSPA.org.