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SPAR Netherlands rolls out another mobile payment solution

January 29, 2019 IN THE CATEGORY: Digital and Marketing

Customers at SPAR stores in the Netherlands can now pay for their groceries in another convenient way - using their mobile phones.

SPAR is the first food retailer in the country to offer shoppers the opportunity to use Payconiq payment services, a technology that works on all types of phones and which is compatible with all local banks.

Customers with the Payconiq app installed on their smartphones can now pay for their SPAR grocery items with the technology by viewing a QR code at the checkout, scanning it with the payment app and validating the payment with a pincode or fingerprint.

Checkout system supplier, Centric, has made it possible to view the QR code on checkout displays.

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.