Carrefour Poland in collaboration with Mastercard has rolled out the Scan&Go service embedded in its shopping app that facilitates self-service product scanning, as well as in-app payments with Masterpass, all in a customer’s own smartphone.
Designed to eliminate queues at cash registers, the new solution has just completed a trial stage and is set to be gradually launched in Carrefour stores across Poland.
Part of the My Carrefour mobile app, the new functionality of Scan&Go enables users to scan product barcodes in store aisles through their smartphone’s camera.
The total price of all scanned products is automatically added up and displayed within the app, which gives consumers real-time control over the amount they are about to spend on their shopping.
In order to complete the purchase, consumers using the Scan&Go service can choose between a payment card, Masterpass for a quick and convenient cashless payment, or cash as their payment option.
The Masterpass account features multi-tiered security such as transaction tokens, card identifiers, which allows payment without the necessity to handle actual card details.
Furthermore, the new Scan&Go service with Masterpass enable customers to check out in a Carrefour store without going through a physical check-out register at all.
Mastercard Poland head Bartosz Ciołkowski said: “Neither consumers nor retailers want to spend time and attention on handling payments. All in all, shopping, not paying, is the reason why consumers go to a store. That is why shopping solutions of the future will be automated and guarantee customers seamless and secure payments within a blink of an eye.
“Mastercard’s opinion polls confirm that Polish consumers are very open to new technological solutions, which let them shop faster and more conveniently. Therefore, we believe that Carrefour’s ‘Scan&Go’ service with Masterpass will be well received and will help Poland pave the way for consumers and retailers in other countries.”