News | September 18, 2013

Merchant Warehouse Honored As A Stevie Award Winner In 2013 American Business Awards

Tech & New Product Awards Winners Announced at San Francisco Ceremony

Merchant Warehouse, a leading innovator of payment technologies and merchant account services, recently announced the company was honored with two Stevie Awards during the 11th Annual American Business Awards ceremony. Merchant Warehouse received Bronze for the Genius Customer Engagement Platform in the “Tech Innovation of the Year (at organizations with up to 1,000 employees)” category, and Bronze for Genius ITX in the “New Product or Service of the Year – Business-to-Business Products” category.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, September 16, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. More than 250 nominees and their guests attended.

This year’s American Business Awards were presented at two awards events. Awards for marketing, customer service, human resources and other disciplines were announced in Chicago in June. The event on September 16 focused on the technology and new product awards categories.

Merchant Warehouse’s Genius Customer Engagement Platform is an innovative payment technology solution designed to evolve with the payments industry. Genius lets merchants accept any kind of payment, discount or loyalty program within a single transaction from a unified platform, presenting an enhanced customer experience that supports business growth. Genius accepts all current forms of payment and can be quickly and easily updated to incorporate any new mobile commerce or loyalty partner application in real-time. Genius is also a PA-DSS validated solution that separates all sensitive data from the POS system, ensuring the protection of transactional data through tokenization and point-to-point encryption.

“We’re dedicated to providing a cost-effective and flexible solution that lets merchants of any size leverage evolving payment technologies to take advantage of the unique opportunities these technological advances present. This is where Genius comes in,” said Henry Helgeson, CEO, Merchant Warehouse. “We’re honored to have our Genius solution recognized as a winner in two separate categories and congratulate the other winners, as well.”

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process.

“So many remarkable stories of success and innovation were told in the nominations submitted to this year’s American Business Awards,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Stevie Award winners, and thank them for the inspiration provided by their achievements.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on September 16 are available at  

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this month. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. For more information, visit

Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.

About Merchant Warehouse
Merchant Warehouse is a leading provider of payment technologies and merchant services. The company’s solutions enable merchants to more effectively connect and engage with their customers regardless of how, where or when they choose to shop. Merchant Warehouse’s flagship technology solution, the Genius Customer Engagement Platform, supports both traditional and new payment types, including mobile commerce, from a single countertop acceptance device.

Merchant Warehouse offers innovative payment solutions that help online and brick-and-mortar retailers, as well as point-of-sale (POS) developers, value-added resellers (VARs) and agents, strategically grow their business. Merchant Warehouse is one of the fastest growing payment technology companies in North America. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Merchant Warehouse