LUXEMBOURG, November 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Customers of ERNSTER - l'esprit livre can now purchase books directly from advertising media with the Yapital smartphone app
Luxembourg´s largest book retailer - ERNSTER - l'esprit livre and Yapital - Europe´s first cross-channel payment solution - have announced the premiere of a revolutionary new 'Scan2Order' feature that enables instant purchases to be made from advertising media such as billboards, newspaper/magazine advertisements or product catalogues, whether in-store, in shop windows or on the street.
ERNSTER customers simply open the Yapital app on their smartphones, scan the QR code on the relevant in-store or external advertising material, and have the latest bestseller delivered directly to their doorstep. Buying via 'Scan2Order' effectively bypasses the check-out queue and gives customers the ability to buy an item within seconds, even after closing time.
As the first Luxembourgish retailer to integrate Yapital's cross-channel payment solution in every store, ERNSTER - l'esprit livre is pioneering new ways to enhance their customers' shopping experience. Fernand Ernster, Director of the family-owned company, comments: "Partnering with Yapital gives us an innovative edge and allows us to take a whole new approach to marketing. The 'Scan2Order' feature closes the gap between wanting a book and actually buying it - it changes the very nature of the in-store shopping experience and turns our display windows into points-of-sale, even out of hours."
Nils Winkler, CEO of Yapital, comments: "ERNSTER - l'esprit livre understands the great potential of mobile payment and I am very pleased that they have decided to premiere the 'Scan2Order' feature here in Luxembourg. As the Christmas shopping season approaches, this feature is a great way to enjoy the excitement of the crowds without enduring the headache of the queues. Point-and-purchase retail is not a thing of the future, it is happening right now."
Winkler continues: "We believe that features such as these will play a crucial role in increasing user adoption of mobile payment solutions, as it both opens up new revenue potential for retailers and offers tangible benefits for consumers. We live in a world where boundaries are disappearing: I see something I like and I want to buy it, immediately. Features such as 'Scan2Order' offer convenience for customers and allow retailers to facilitate impulse buying. It´s a win-win for everybody."
The Yapital Scan2Order campaign at ERNSTER - l'esprit livre runs until November 29th, 2014.
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Yapital Financial AG
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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 enables 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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About ERNSTER - l'esprit livre .
Family-owned company ERNSTER - l'esprit livre, is the first reference for books and stationary and the largest book retailer in Luxembourg. Founded in 1889, the company has grown from selling schoolbooks to offering international literature in French, German, English and Luxembourgish, as well as a vast range of didactic material and educational games. ERNSTER´s ambition is to inspire and encourage people who are passionate about books, whilst offering a friendly, flexible and multi-lingual service to consumers and professional clients.
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