Columbia Sportswear Company is a leader in the global outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment markets, earning an international reputation for innovation, quality and performance. As a forward-thinking company, Columbia wanted to ensure the highest level of service and security for their customers in all retail store locations. They desired a payment solution that was proven, reliable and scalable. “We were looking for a solution that would minimize or eliminate the need to store payment data with the scalability to support future growth,” said Susan Leafe, Retail Application Manager, Columbia Sportswear Company. Additionally, they were exploring ways to reduce their PCI scope. To accomplish this, they needed a fully outsourced solution utilizing customer-facing terminals to capture the data, and encryption and tokenization technologies to secure it. They desired a solution that would easily integrate to their existing point-of-sale system and offer choices for payment processing.
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