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Wirecard, SES-imagotag, wirecube enable mobile and cashless payments for Munich Airport

Friday 7 February 2020 14:53 CET | News

Wirecard, SES-imagotag, and wirecube have collaborated to develop a mobile, cashless payment system for Munich Airport.

The airport is playing a key role in driving forward easy payments in the retail sector with a self-checkout. The solution was developed by Wirecard in cooperation with SES-imagotag and wirecube, while eurotrade, a subsidiary of Flughafen München GmbH, laid the cornerstone for its introduction at Munich Airport. Consumers can pay for items with their own smartphone directly at the shelf using an electronic price tag, without having to wait in line at the checkout. Instead of paying via an app, the customer pays via a mobile website, meaning that, unlike similar solutions in the European market, users do not need to download an app beforehand.

To shop and add items to the shopping cart, customers have to hold their smartphone in front of an SES-imagotag digital price tag. The product is registered either via NFC or by QR code scan. After a few seconds, the smartphone automatically opens the mobile web app by wirecube, where the customer can complete the purchase. To do so, the customer can either scan their credit card via their smartphone’s camera function or enter their credit card data manually. Alipay is also available as an alternative payment option.

Munich Airport’s roughly 48 million annual passengers can now use the new mobile payment solution for a select range of products in the “MyCorner” store in the Terminal 2 passenger area. The solution is being piloted in a high-traffic area frequented by a mostly international audience. Following the pilot phase, the solution will be extended to other eurotrade units, including 12 duty-free shops and 14 other shops selling press items, travel goods. and souvenirs.

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Keywords: NFC, QR code, Wirecard, SES-imagotag, wirecube, eurotrade, Munich Airport, cashless payment
Categories: Payments & Commerce | Mobile Payments
Countries: Germany
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Payments & Commerce