Luxembourg-based Yapital and TOTAL have teamed to deliver the first European cashless cross-channel payment solution. The rollout to the TOTAL petrol station network in Germany will be completed by summer 2015.
TOTAL services more than 650,000 customers in Germany each day, whether they need to fill up their tank or do some shopping, often after the supermarkets are closed. In the future, customers will be able to pay at TOTAL by smartphone. They simply scan a QR code from the payment terminal using the Yapital app (which communicates with the cash register), confirm the amount shown on the app – and that´s it. Mobile payment with Yapital works independently of the mobile operating system or network. For convenient control of expenses, the user will find the transactions immediately listed in the Yapital app.
In Germany, TOTAL operates the third-largest network of gas stations with 1,100 stations and one of the most advanced European refineries in Leuna.
One out of three Germans would prefer to pay by mobile phone at petrol stations, shows a recent representative survey by TNS Infratest on behalf of Yapital. Among the 40 million smartphone owners, this number increases to nearly one in two (45%), which represents 18 million potential users.
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