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SOURCE Yapital Financial AG
LUXEMBOURG, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
As of now, paying by smartphone is possible in any SportScheck store in Germany. SportScheck is the first multi-channel retailer on the market to integrate Yapital across all sales channels
Fast and convenient shopping with Yapital in a SportScheck store has now become a reality throughout Germany. Europe's first cross-channel payment method has been successfully integrated in all 18 SportScheck stores, making SportScheck the first multi-channel retailer to use Yapital across all channels. No matter which channel is used, payment is always easy, fast and secure via a QR code scan with the Yapital app on the smartphone.
As one of the first major retailers, SportScheck integrated Yapital in July 2013 in their online shop. In December, payment by invoice via QR code scan was introduced. The pilot for the retail store started in January 2014 at the Hamburg branch in Mönckebergstraße. Today, it really doesn't matter where customers shop at SportScheck: They can always use Yapital as a payment method. The result is an even more coherent payment experience in multi-channel retail - a key criterion in Yapital's design. To protect customers' sensitive data, Yapital uses the latest encryption and security processes.
"Yapital is ideal for multi-channel retail as we connect all sales channels intelligently - much to the consumers' and distributors' benefit," says Nils Winkler, Chairman of the Board of Yapital. "This will open up completely new revenue potential in the future."
Stefan Herzog, spokesperson and member of the Board of SportScheck, explains: "With Yapital, we round off our portfolio as Germany's leading multi-channel sports retailer. The modern consumer is now shopping anytime, anywhere and across all channels. Being able to pay with an app that is cashless, mobile, safe, fast and convenient to use across all channels - that's real added value for our multi-channel customers."
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About Yapital Financial AG
Yapital is the first European, cashless cross-channel payment solution operating across all channels: in-store, mobile, online and by invoice. Operation is easy, fast and secure: following online registration, the user can immediately make payments, send and receive money with Yapital, across all channels.
For business customers, Yapital is a guaranteed means of payment - this provides process security and reduces administrative costs. In addition, Yapital seamlessly covers all trade and service channels, thus enables marketing channels to be converted into sales channels. Business customers can therefore not only reduce costs with Yapital, but can also simultaneously open up new revenue potential.
Yapital was established in 2011 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Otto Group. Yapital Financial AG is licensed in Luxembourg as an Electronic Money Institution.
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SportScheck is the leading multi-channel sports retailer in Germany. The Munich-based company offers its goods online, in its mobile shop, in its catalogue and in 18 branch stores. SportScheck was founded in 1946, has been part of the Otto Group since 1991 and employs around 1,600 people. In the fiscal year 2013/14 fiscal year it achieved gross turnover of 320.5 million euros. Talking about the corporate philosophy, Stefan Herzog, spokesperson and member of the Board, states: "We are sports enthusiasts and inspire people to do sport. As a sports specialist, we are passionate about organising city runs and other outdoor and winter events. We like to inspire our customers to take up new sports."
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