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Tippy Integrates with Workforce Payments Platform Branch to Launch Tip Solution


Tippy, the salon and spa digital tipping platform, has announced that it has embedded workforce payments platform Branch to launch “a new, all-in-one solution for acquiring and disbursing cashless tips.”

Tippy and Branch’s integrated solution “optimizes the entire tipping experience, from the customer’s wallet to the service professional’s wallet.”

The partnership allows Tippy “to distribute tips instantly to service professionals through the Branch digital wallet.”

As noted in an update shared with CI, Tipp has been “customized for business owners’ and staff’s unique needs.” It offers businesses convenient customer facing tipping screens, SMS, and QR code UIs “designed to simplify tip disbursement and maximize tip results, increasing tips 23 percent on average.”

By integrating Branch, Tippy “reduces the wait time for receiving tips by over 96 percent.” Workers can receive their funds “in less than an hour when pooling and splitting gratuities or in seconds with direct tipping.”

Terry McKim, Tippy founder, and CIO, stated:

“Initially built by salon owners for the salon and spa space, Tippy has been quickly embraced by other industries accepting tips for meeting the evolving demands of businesses and their service professionals. Now with Branch, we’re able to bring a more dynamic tipping experience and new benefits to salon owners and other hospitality sectors including restaurants, hotels, fitness, valet, and pet care.”

Without requiring pre-funding, cash reserves, or changes to payroll, “the enhanced solution creates a cashless, frictionless process at no cost to the business or their workers.”

Service professionals “receive fast, convenient access to their funds with the option to spend using the Branch debit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or by transferring funds to another account.”

Backed by a fee-free, FDIC-insured checking account, the Branch Wallet and Card also “provide additional tools to drive financial inclusion and higher staff retention including free ATM access, up to two-day early paycheck, cash flow management tools, and rewards.”

Branch Founder and CEO Atif Siddiqi remarked:

“Because tipping has become such an integral part of compensation for many workers, it’s critical that they have a quick, seamless way to receive that income. We’re excited to team up with Tippy to integrate the Branch Wallet and create a great experience for workers to access and manage their money.”

David Tashjian, CEO of Tippy, added:

“We’re thrilled to partner with Branch to revolutionize the capture and payment of cashless tips for workers. From fully integrated offerings into point of sales to easy onboarding, our enhanced solution creates a simpler, more personalized experience for customers, workers, and business owners.”

The Tippy and Branch partnership integration “is available to all customers, allowing owners of franchises such as Massage Envy, Fantastic Sams, and affiliates such as L’Oreal Professionnel and SalonCentric to have access to all the robust benefits.”

The new end-to-end solution is also “available through various software platform integrations with Envision Spa and Salon Software, STX Software, Rosy Salon Software, and Salon Ultimate Powered by BookedBy, and through Millennium’s MeevoXchange.”

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