Saturn and rapitag are now testing mobile payment in Germany. (Official) Starting with the 14th of September 2018, customers can use "SATURN Smartpay" for three months in the Saturn store in Munich's largest shopping center PEP to pay for selected products from the headphone segment directly at the shelf via the app. The trick here is that customers can deactivate the anti-theft device themselves and then leave the market directly with their product.
The hardware and software for the pilot project, which runs until the end of November, was implemented by the rapitag team. Their white-label app "SATURN Smartpay" for Apple and Android combines the advantages of offline and online shopping: The customer benefits from the shopping experience and local advice in the store, but can at the same take a look at additional pictures and product information in the app. The purchase is processed via credit card or paypal (and soon GooglePay).
rapitag is a Munich-based start-up. It is taking classical EAS (Electronic-Article-Surveillance) hardtags and payment processes in retail to another level by offering the world’s first patented security tag that can open itself automatically by using smart materials. They are bringing secure 1-click-buying to the retail floor, eliminating queuing and creating a new omnichannel shopping experience. With no need for a checkout counter or terminal, customers can simply hold their smartphones next to a rapitag attached to a shirt or digital camera, pay within the app, remove the tag and leave the store without ever waiting in a queue. 4 easy steps: Scan, Pay, Remove & Go. Everywhere and anytime in the store.
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