LUXEMBOURG, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
From today, Baur and I'm walking customers can pay with the new cross-channel payment solution - quickly and easily by scanning a QR code at the online checkout or on invoice.
Whether you want a warm Norwegian-style sweater or a smart pair of pumps for a special occasion: payment has never been so fast and easy. That is because customers of the Internet retailer Baur and the specialist shoe retailer I'm walking can now pay with the new cross-channel payment solution, Yapital, can be used at the online checkout on a PC or tablet or on invoice - by simply scanning a QR code with their smartphone. In the online shop it is also possible to confirm the purchase by entering their Yapital credentials.
Paying by invoice is the preferred payment method for German consumers and also popular across Europe: You pay for the products you have already received. Customers of Baur and I'm walking now have another reason to choose payment on invoice: with immediate effect a Yapital QR code now appears on the invoice allowing for a fast and simple payment. No need for online banking, visiting a bank branch - or worrying about complicated IBAN numbers that replace account numbers with the introduction of SEPA. By scanning the QR code printed on the invoice with the Yapital app on a smartphone and clicking on "Confirm", the purchase is done.
"We are delighted with the collaboration with Baur and I'm walking, as this gives us the opportunity to convince millions of active customers of the benefits of our innovative cross-channel-payment solution," says Nils Winkler, Chairman of the Board of Yapital. "The multi-channel features of the Yapital app becomes particularly attractive when you can use it with one single retailer on several channels. In the case of Baur and I'm walking, this is at the checkout on a PC, tablet or smartphone and also when paying by invoice."
Albert Klein, management spokesperson for BAUR Versand, adds: "We are convinced that the option of paying by simply scanning the QR code will be very well received by our customers and will make payment by invoice even more popular. And because it is so simple, we believe that our customers will settle their invoices with Yapital even quicker than before. The transaction takes place in real time - these are just two of the attractive benefits for our customers and ourselves."
Press release issued by
Yapital Financial AG
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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.
More information on Yapital:
Yapital Financial AG
About Baur Versand (GmbH & Co KG)
BAUR is a successful Internet trading company whose core ranges cover fashion, shoes and living. Its head office is located in Burgkunstadt in Upper Franconia and it is a part of the globally active Otto Group. BAUR attracts customers with its high quality, its inspiring presentation of goods and the topicality of the range. As one of the top 10 online shops in Germany, BAUR offers the best possible shopping experience due to excellent customer services: at http://www.baur.de you'll find high-quality non-proprietary and proprietary brands to enhance customers' everyday lives. The online shop also offers specialist advice regarding trends, tips on fashion combinations and an innovative virtual interior design adviser.
About I'm walking
I'm walking is a brand of Baur Versand with its head office located in Burgkunstadt in Upper Franconia. In addition to its proprietary shoe brand, I'm walking, the company also supplies shoes from around 200 different brands and is thus one of the largest specialist shoe retailers in Germany. In addition to men's and ladies' shoes, the range also includes children's shoes, sports shoes and accessories. Additional seasonal printed catalogues supplement the online shop at http://www.imwalking.de. In addition, customers receive information via fashion previews, mailings, newsletters and Facebook.
Contact Baur Versand (GmbH & Co KG) and I'm walking:
Dr. Jörg Hoepfner
PR Manager/Press Officer BAUR Group
SOURCE Yapital Financial AG