Thrive Payments and Western Museums Association Announce Marketing Alliance

WAKEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS (August 10, 2016) ― Thrive Payments and the Western Museums Association (WMA) today announced an alliance designed to improve payment acceptance services for WMA members. As a result of this partnership, every WMA member will have the opportunity to improve upon their existing merchant services program, decrease cost, and increase data security. In addition, every WMA member processing through Thrive Payments increases the company’s financial support of WMA’s mission and work to further the museum field.

Stated Jason B. Jones, Executive Director, Western Museums Association “The Western Museums Association is excited to be partnering with Thrive Payments to bring better merchant services rates, security, and customer service to our members. WMA is always looking for ways to bring added value to our members, and are especially delighted when members of the WMA Community step forward - like Thrive Payments did - to provide better services to their colleagues.”

Ted Keith, Jr., CEO of Thrive Payments noted “This alliance will help WMA members reduce cost, implement new technologies and strengthen their data security programs. Our suite of products includes mobile and tablet-based systems as well as the ability to integrate secure, cloud-based POS system integration for larger museums.”

Keith also noted “Analyzing payment acceptance choices can be a difficult exercise, including understanding complicated pricing, technical PCI-DSS data security requirements and new technologies, such as EMV-chip, acceptance and digital enablement services such as Apple Pay. Our objective is to help WMA members optimize their service, saving them money and improving the guest experience.”

Keith noted that Thrive Payments offers a broad array of payment products and services, including NCR Silver tablet-based POS systems, AprivaPay Plus mobile acceptance, Verifone point-of-sale hardware systems, five different processing platforms, Apriva secure gateway services and concierge data security services from Payload Networks, LLC.

Thrive Payments is active in the museum industry and is a member of all six regional museum associations in the U.S.

About Thrive Payments
Headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Thrive Payments partners with museums of all sizes to design exceptional customized payment acceptance programs and services that improve the way its clients do business. For more information, visit