Payments service provider Checkout.com has been named by UK retailer Sainsbury’s to simplify and modernise its payment infrastructure across its business.
According to Checkout.com, the new till-free technology is the first stage in a long-term innovation partnership, aimed at creating more digital payment solutions for Sainsbury’s and improving its customer offering.
The new Checkout.com enabled SmartShop functionality, will allow customers to pay for their shopping without having to visit a till. Instead, they will pay on-the-go via Sainsbury’s SmartShop app on their smartphones, saving them time and creating a more flexible shopping experience.
Underpinning the new functionality will be Checkout.com’s payments platform, enabling transactions through digital wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. This is live across Sainsbury’s ‘scan-and-go’ SmartShop stores and will be rolled out to Argos and Habitat stores in the coming months.
ProcessOut, a Checkout.com product, will also act as Sainsbury’s payment orchestration platform, directing all processing across the business. Once fully implemented, this will allow Sainsbury’s to streamline its legacy systems, meaning it can see online orders in real-time, permitting better data-driven decisions and insights, and more tailored offers and experiences for its customers.
Sainsbury’s CTO, customer and data, Helen Hunter said, “Our priority is providing our customers with a smooth and frictionless shopping experience. We’re excited to roll out this new capability, made possible by Checkout.com’s technology, as we redefine an omnichannel checkout experience for customers with SmartShop.
“Our strategic partnership with Checkout.com is an important part of our plan to simplify and modernise our payments infrastructure across Sainsbury’s. We’re delighted to award Checkout.com our supplier award for ‘One to Watch’ as a testament to their ability to go above and beyond. We look forward to evolving our omnichannel strategy, underpinned by Checkout.com’s platform.”
Cloud-based payments service provider Checkout.com recently launched Fraud Detection Pro, a solution aimed at solving the challenge of online payments fraud.
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