Office Depot and Century Payments to launch electronic payment processing service

Boca Raton, Fla. -- Office Depot announced the launch of Office Depot Merchant Services, an electronic payment processing service for small and medium-sized businesses.

In partnership with Century Payments, Office Depot will provide a private branded solution to enable small and medium-sized businesses with direct access to accept electronic payments via all major debit and credit cards at the point-of-sale. Businesses can now conveniently accept payments using a variety of cutting-edge equipment options that will allow companies to process payments from a retail location, through the Internet or with a mobile device.

"Understanding how to accept different types of electronic payments and choosing the right merchant processor for your business is vital," said Steve Schmidt, executive VP corporate strategy and new business development for Office Depot. "Office Depot Merchant Services makes it simple to accept all types of credit cards -- no matter what type of business you have."

In addition to simplifying payment processing, Century Payments has pledged to donate one backpack to the Office Depot Foundation for every new customer that activates an account with Office Depot Merchant Services.