LUXEMBOURG, November 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Shop now in any of the 450 Douglas perfumery stores and pay quickly and securely with your smartphone: Simply scan the QR code, have your gifts wrapped - and be ready for the festive season to begin
With the festive season slowly but surely arriving, it's time to go to Douglas, where many Germans return year after year to find the right gifts for their loved ones. In-store checkout will now be faster than ever, as customers can pay easily and safely with their smartphones: Simply by using the Yapital app to scan the QR code from the payment terminal and confirming the purchase amount with one click - Christmas shopping is done in a flash.
Of course, shopping is also about managing personal budgets. Douglas and Yapital make this easy for customers: Douglas by offering great deals and gift ideas for every budget and Yapital by providing a real-time overview of all transactions. In the course of 2015, Douglas customers will also be able to benefit from the first European cross-channel payment solution in the online store - by simply scanning the QR code that appears during online checkout or by entering their Yapital credentials online. Alternatively, customers can also pay by scanning the QR code on the invoice at delivery.
"We are very excited about the launch in Douglas stores," says Niels Lohmüller, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Yapital. "Just in time for the year-end shopping at one of the leading German perfumery chains, Yapital can prove again how easy it is to shop with your smartphone. Yapital is not only safe and fast, it also offers additional benefits such as a transaction history and the ability to send and receive money. Yapital is simply more fun to use than any other payment method."
"At Douglas, the customers' shopping experience is paramount," says Nicholas C. Denissen, Group Director of E-Commerce at Douglas. "Our customers know that they will get a first-class range of products, professional and friendly advice as well as exceptional service at Douglas stores. Yapital completes this superb shopping experience with a modern, fast and simple payment process."
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About Yapital Financial AG
Yapital is the first European, cashless cross-channel payment solution operating across all channels: in-store, mobile, online and by invoice. Operation is easy, fast and secure: following online registration, the user can immediately make payments, send and receive money with Yapital, across all channels.
For business customers, Yapital is a guaranteed means of payment - this provides process security and reduces administrative costs. In addition, Yapital seamlessly covers all trade and service channels, thus enabling marketing channels to be converted into sales channels. Business customers can therefore not only reduce costs with Yapital, but can also simultaneously open up new revenue potential.
Yapital was established in 2011 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Otto Group. Yapital Financial AG is licensed in Luxembourg as an electronic money institution.
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Douglas is Europe's leading beauty retailer, with around 1,530 perfumeries in 18 countries and 16,600 employees. The Douglas brand truly is a synonym for "perfumery". Over 160 million people shop in Douglas cosmetics and fragrance stores and over 30 million people surf the international Douglas online shop every year. More than 10 million people around the world own a Douglas loyalty card.
Douglas sets the pace in the upscale beauty market, standing for innovative shopping and service experiences with a touch of luxury - emotional and approachable. With a range of over 30,000 products, a great number of brands that are exclusively available at Douglas, and perfectly merged cross-channel distribution comprising perfumeries, an online shop, and a mobile app.
Positioned as YOUR PARTNER IN BEAUTY, Douglas helps customers explore all the facets of their individual beauty. The five company brand values are the guiding principles of all our actions: attentiveness, expertise, passion, credibility, and understatement. Whether practical solutions, pragmatic follow-up purchases or the desire for a dreamy getaway, Douglas solves problems and makes dreams come true. Douglas is your first choice for expert product variety and a sensual world of discovery.
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