Having introduced its cashless tap to go payment system at smaller Albert Heijn to go stores, the Dutch retailer will trial a solution at larger stores in Utrecht and Haarlem from June 20th.
Three month trial at two larger stores
Loyal shoppers will be able to use the retailer’s Appie app to scan and shop at Albert Heijn Ella Fitzgeraldplein in Utrecht and Soendaplein in Haarlem for the next three months.
Shopping list sorted by location, mobile scan, barcode to check out
For even more added convenience, the app offers functionality that sorts users’ shopping lists according to their location in-store. When customers have scanned their shopping via mobile and finished shopping, payment is taken through Andoid, credit card or iDeal. An app-generated barcode will allow them to leave the store.
Extend to six-store trial in July, add iOS functionality
Albert Heijn plans to broaden the trial to a total of six stores in July and add iOS functionality.
Albert Heijn has invested in similar technology in smaller stores using its ‘tap to go’ platform. IGD Retail Analysis subscribers can read about this innovation here.