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SPAR Netherlands introduces payment with Tikkie App

July 30, 2018 IN THE CATEGORY: Digital and Marketing

After the successful roll-out of the Tikkie payment solution in its SPAR University stores, SPAR Netherlands has become the first retailer in the country to introduce the app to all stores nationwide.

The Tikkie app is becoming increasingly popular, already used by more than 3 million people. As a retail company that strives to meet the needs of its customers and keep up with the latest trends, this move by SPAR Netherlands sees the company introducing a new level of convenience for shoppers.

All SPAR Netherlands retailers who use Storeworld cash registers can now offer this service to their customers. At the self-scan checkout counters a QR code is displayed and to pay, this must be scanned by the customer using the Tikkie app or a QR scanner.

“More than 3 million people now use Tikkie,” says Freek de Steenwinkel, Director of Tikkie. “With our app, SPAR retailers will make the shopping experience for their customers even easier.”

The Tikkie app is safe and easy to use. The implementation and roll-out of the payment solution in SPAR stores in the Netherlands will take place in the coming period, in cooperation with ABN AMRO bank. This payment tool was introduced by ABN Amro bank in The Netherlands as a mobile app and has gained popularity with small businesses as well as individuals. The system sends messages via WhatsApp or email, there are no charges to use the facility and you don’t have to be an account holder of the bank to pay through the app.

Source: SPAR Netherlands


About SPAR Netherlands

SPAR was founded in the Netherlands in 1932 by the Dutch wholesaler, Adriaan van Well and 16 independent retailers. It was established as a voluntary chain of grocers under the name “DESPAR”. By the end of the 1950s, SPAR was the largest food organisation in the Netherlands. Today SPAR Netherlands operates more than 260 stores across the country, covering a retail selling area of 94,547 m2.