Carrefour to roll out Apple Pay to customers in France this Summer

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Smartphones are now part of our everyday lives. Three in every four mobiles are smartphones and 35 million people in France have one. Our consumer habits are changing as new services become available, made possible thanks to the new technologies available to us.

The mobile payment market is also undergoing rapid growth: Mobile payment solutions are now being rolled out on a large scale. Carrefour has decided to be a key player in this digital transformation.

The current landscape provides us with a real opportunity to create new types of relationships with our customers.  We have one sole objective in mind in deciding to adopt this innovative approach: we want to provide our customers with the best possible experience, so the path they take through our stores can be fast, fluid, straightforward and secure.

Because we are mindful of our customers’ needs and expectations, we have to ensure that we can provide them with an excellent level of service, keeping their personal information secure and protected, and intelligently linking payment up to loyalty schemes and the redeeming of coupons in the Carrefour ecosystem.

Therefore, Apple Pay coming to Carrefour’s Customers in France this Summer, offering an Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay.

Carrefour will be among first retailers in France to offer its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient when it launches this Summer.

With Carrefour Banque’s support (2.5M customers), Apple Pay will provide a simplified, seamless and practical shopping experience to all “PASS MasterCard” cardholders. Through this additional service, Carrefour continues to foster disruptive innovation.

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 authorised 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. The service will be available from Day 1 in all stores under Carrefour’s banner in France. In participating stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, 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.

For more information on Apple Pay, visit: http://www.apple.com/fr/apple-pay/

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Colruyt Group expands mobile payment solutions

Halle, Belgium, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — After having launched mobile payments via the SEQR application in all physical brand stores and online stores, the Colruyt Group is extending this option to applications offered by KBC/CBC and Bancontact/Mister Cash. This alternative is rolled out from today and will be available in 400 Colruyt, OKay, Bio-Planet and Dreambaby stores as from 13 November. It will be rolled out to Dreamland and Spar at the start of 2016. Payment by smartphone has seen a significant increase since its launch last spring.

How to pay using your smartphone
The two apps can be downloaded from the App Store, Windows Phone Store or Google Play. For the KBC/CBC app, you need to hold an account at one of the 2 banks. For the Bancontact/Mister Cash app, you need to be a customer at one of the 19 participating banks.

Payment in store via your smartphone is fast, simple and reliable and does not require use of a bank card and card reader. Furthermore, it’s free for the client.
To pay, all you need to do is connect in store via the “Colruyt Group Wifi”, which will allow for a connection even if the GSM coverage is insufficient, then scan the QR code at the till and confirm the amount using your pin number.

An increasingly popular payment method
For Colruyt Group, the expansion of mobile payment solutions is a logical step following the introduction of SEQR last spring. It is a way of passing on the benefits to a greater number of people. Since its roll out in all of its stores last spring, smartphone payments have seen a significant increase. “We are fast approaching the 100,000 transactions threshold, in just a little over 6 months since the launch of mobile payments in our stores”, explains Michel Van Mello, project manager at Colruyt Group. “This represents nearly 16% of all mobile transactions processed on the Belgian market. It’s therefore a resounding success! We are delighted to have found, in KBC/CBC and Bancontact/Mister Cash the ideal partners with which to champion and accelerate up this method and allow our clients to manage their purchases in an increasingly simple and efficient method. ”

Shop and pay with your smartphone: it’s completely normal
Payment by mobile is riding high. “Currently, more than half a million KBC/CBC customers use their smartphones for bank transactions. And this number is only set to increase”, explains Ivo De Meersman, Payments and Cards Director at KBC/CBC. “This is how our clients show us just how important it has become for them to be able to make transfers, save or pay bills where and when they need to, quickly and in a completely secure system. It is our clients that direct us to which innovations we should be focusing and this increase has shown us that we are meeting their expectations. Within this context, thanks to our collaboration with Colruyt Group, we are able to offer customers of KBC, CBC and KBC-Brussels a large network of stores in which they can pay for their purchases by smartphone. KBC/CBC is the first bank to offer this service in Belgium. Also, by integrating the Bancontact/Mister Cash mobile solution, KBC/CBC and Colruyt Group make it possible to pay by mobile phone in store for more than one and a half million users. ”

For more information

Contact
Jan Derom
press@colruytgroup.com
+32 (0)2 363 55 45
+32 (0)473 92 45 10

SOURCE: Colruyt Group

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Colruyt Group expands mobile payment solutions

Colruyt Group expands mobile payment solutions