Wirecard and Austria-based bluesource – mobile solutions have signed an agreement under which Wirecard’s mobile payment solution, boon, will be integrated into bluesource’s customer card app, mobile-pocket.
By connecting both applications, consumers can use mobile-pocket to manage customer cards and vouchers, as well as to make payments using boon.
At the outset, the partnership will be rolled out in Germany and Austria. Later, it could be launched in other countries, including France and the UK in future.
As a digital loyalty app, the mobile-pocket combines together customer, club and advantage cards as well as coupons and vouchers that can all be redeemed by the user directly at the point of sale (POS).
Furthermore, the integration of boon adds a link to the mobile payment solution for all merchants listed in the app which operate MasterCard Contactless acceptance points, which enables users to call up customer cards, redeem vouchers or make payments all within the app.
boon, which opens directly within the mobile-pocket app, is easy to use for POS payments with an Android smartphone.
Wirecard executive vice president of consumer solutions Georg von Waldenfels said: “Our intention is to continually connect boon to innovative services.
“This collaboration with mobile-pocket represents an important step in opening up boon to customer loyalty programmes. This means we can offer our users much more than just another payment option.”
bluesource CEO Wolfgang Stockner said: “Above all we value forward-looking and interconnected thought processes and actions. Our cooperation with Wirecard and the integration of their mobile payment app boon allows us to offer our customers increased value added in the app and to improve the user experience.”