LUXEMBOURG, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
SportScheck customers are able to use Yapital for cross-channel purchasing - online, by invoice and now in the first store
Running shoes, climbing gear or a snowboard: customers shopping at the SportScheck store in Hamburg can now pay with Yapital - and are therefore the first customers in Germany who can use Yapital across all channels. Payments can easily be made by simply scanning a QR code shown on the customer display at the checkout using a smartphone. All of the other SportScheck stores will integrate the new cross-channel payment system in the coming months.
In July 2013, SportScheck was one of the first major retailers at all to integrate Yapital as a payment method in its online store. Since December, it has as well been possible to pay invoices of the multi-channel sports dealer by scanning a QR code. Starting in the Hamburg store, Yapital users can now experience at SportScheck the full capabilities of a true cross-channel payment system, and the associated benefits.
"SportScheck realized the potential offered by Yapital from the very beginning and immediately integrated it online. We are therefore very happy about it now being available in the first SportScheck store," comments Nils Winkler, Chairman of the Board of Yapital. "After all it is for exactly this reason - i.e. that users can pay with a single, convenient payment method via all channels - that we developed Yapital as a payment method suitable for all situations."
Stefan Herzog, the spokesperson for the SportScheck management team, adds: "When it comes to sportswear and sports equipment, innovation, functionality and convenience play an important role. This also applies for the sales service offered. Yapital is a perfect match for SportScheck, as it helps make shopping and payment quick and straightforward for our customers. We are the first retailer to offer Yapital both in-store and online - thereby highlighting our pioneering role as Germany's leading multi-channel sports retailer."
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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 17 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 2012/13 fiscal year it achieved gross turnover of 394 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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