LUXEMBOURG, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Douglas Group expands mobile payment options to enable paying by smartphone for Christmas shopping in 450 perfumeries / Douglas online shop to follow in 2015
Pre-Christmas period in the Douglas perfumeries: in addition to an excellent product range and fantastic customer service, checkout will be even faster than before. The first European cross-channel payment solution Yapital and the Douglas Group have given the go-ahead for the expansion of mobile payment solutions across all channels. Douglas will initially integrate Yapital in all 450 stores in Germany by November. In order to make a payment, the consumer simply uses the Yapital app on the smartphone to scan a QR code from the card terminal - fast, easy and secure.
In the course of 2015, consumers will also be able to pay with Yapital online at douglas.de. Usage remains similar online and offline: The consumer scans a QR code with the PIN-secured Yapital smartphone app, clicks on "Confirm", and that's it. Consumers can also buy their goods by entering the Yapital user name and password. All purchases are listed straight away in a transaction overview inside the Yapital app.
"Please excuse the pun, but this is of course scent-sational," quips Nils Winkler, CEO of Yapital. "Douglas is a firmly established player in the German retail sector. Both traditional and innovative at the same time, they are an indispensable part of the daily life of millions of people. They are also real pioneers in the payment area, and what is more, the company has a fantastic customer base. This cooperation makes it possible for Yapital to reach a very loyal and brand-conscious target audience, and we are of course delighted about this."
Douglas Group-Director E-Commerce, Nicholas C. Denissen adds: "We are committed to offering our customers an outstanding shopping experience across all sales channels. Yapital contributes to this, because it rounds off the shopping experience with a modern, easy and intuitive payment process, which can be used without exception across all channels."
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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 via 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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Douglas is Europe's leading beauty retailer, with around 1,200 perfumeries in 18 countries and 14,000 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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