Pay by phone for checkers and shoprite

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Pensacola, Florida

Shoprite Group customers can now pay for groceries with their mobile phones, as the retailer has said that it continues to find new ways to keep its stores, customers and employees safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The food retailer said that QR payments will be available in all Shoprite, Usave, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores within the next two months.

Customers can simply scan the QR code at the point even with their phone and pay with Masterpass, SnapScan, Zapper, FNB Pay or Nedbank Pay at any of the group’s stores.

The group said that the outstanding amount will automatically appear on the customer’s phone, allowing customers to shop without cash or having to touch the pin board.

“As retailers, we must face the challenge of a new shopping environment to deliver research on premium products and purchasing experiences,” said Jean Olivier, GM Financial Services Group, that introducing this payment method enhances our customers ’shopping experience with more options and more convenience.

The QR code is built on the EMVCo standard with the help of Mastercard and one of the group’s technology partners, Electrum.

It is currently available in 29 Checkers stores and will be rolled out to all stores across South Africa within the next two months. She added that the rest of the continent will follow it as soon as possible.

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