Lidl adds BLIK mobile payment solution in Poland

Date : 17 December 2018

Lidl shoppers in Poland can now use the BLIK app to pay for their shopping. Mobile payment is a common feature amongst Poland’s top retailers. Auchan, Biedronka and Zabka have previously enabled the BLIK app to be used in their stores, with others using competing platforms, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay.

BILIK payment by code

The app gives a shopper a code to enter into the card payment terminal at the check-out, once products have been scanned. BLIK’s solution is unlike the Apple and Google platforms, which use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. For those platforms, shoppers complete their payment by tapping their phone on the terminal.

Source: Blik Mobile

Mobile payment is not just about payment speed…

Queue management is a pain point for discounters, as they aim to keep costs down by having a limited number of staff. For Aldi, Biedronka and Lidl, therefore, adding such payment platforms is part of a process to reduce queues by increasing the speed with which they checkout.

…it will support a potential ecommerce entry and…

Biedronka and Lidl announced they will roll out delivery lockers across their store networks. Lidl already has the option via its alcoholic drinks online store

…Investment in locker solutions

Lidl and Biedronka are looking to offset the impact of the Sunday trading law by adding delivery lockers to their stores. BLIK’s inclusion into the retailer’s payment infrastructure will help them develop their click & collect service.

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