Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ —Starting on 19 July 2016, Carrefour customers will be able to use Apple Pay – a new easy, secure and private way to pay – at hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores operating under the Carrefour banner in France.
New service for a richer customer experience
Apple Pay is a new easy, secure and private way to pay for one’s shopping. Carrefour Banque is also offering this new service to its 2.5 million customers in France. MasterCard PASS holders are among the first customers to be able to use this service in France – they can now pay for their shopping quickly and easily while taking advantage of the Carrefour loyalty programme.
The new service will be available immediately in Carrefour hypermarkets and supermarkets, and is being rolled out across convenience stores in France.
Apple Pay’s launch marks another milestone in the deployment of Carrefour’s innovative strategy, together with further evidence of its commitment to providing its customers with a simplified, seamless and practical shopping experience.
With Apple Pay, there is no longer any need to fumble around for change or a debit or credit card. Once customers have added their MasterCard PASS card to Wallet, simply hold the top of their iPhone near the contactless reader while keeping a finger on Touch ID, with Apple Watch, double-click the side button then hold the display of the device up to the reader. There is no need to switch on the screen or open an app – the amount is displayed automatically and payment is authorized using Touch ID.
Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and beneﬁts offered by credit and debit cards. In Carrefour stores in France, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and later, iPhone SE and Apple Watch.
Online shopping in apps accepting Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID, so there’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. When paying for goods and services within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.
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