Greenland enjoys the possibilities of Prepaid
Nets Prepaid boosts turnover and inspires loyalty
You probably know Nets best for our payment terminals and services, but we also have a lot more to offer in the way of payment solutions. Gift cards are one great example of the variety of our services.
Nets Prepaid is a gift card solution by Nets, and it is a great choice for shops, stadiums, amusement parks, or schools that want to boost their turnover and customer loyalty by offering customers the option of using and electronic payment card for making purchases.
The prepaid solution is particularly suitable for handing gift cards or credit notes securely. The solution is capable of handling reloadable gift cards that allow customers to transfer money onto the gift cards online.
Prepaid on top of the world
Nets Merchant Solutions Denmark has succeeded in selling and implementing a new debit card in Greenland. The first place in Greenland to host the new prepaid service is Nuuk Center, the newly opened shopping mall in the capital Nuuk.
The first prepaid gift card transaction took place in Nuuk Center in late July and the service has already proved to be a success. The Nets Prepaid card can also be used as a registration card or a loyalty card linked to a CRM program. Using Prepaid for e-vouchers, e-coupons and e-tickets is also possible.
You can read the whole NetsWork 2/2012 Newsletter in English by clicking this link.
Nets a safe bet for beverage giant
Safety for Carlsberg's drivers
Reduced threat of robbery, increased security for the drivers as well as additional efficiency are among the major reasons why Carlsberg Denmark has equipped all their trucks with payment terminals from Nets Merchant Solutions.
The new payment terminals from Nets Merchant Solutions provide more safety
for the drivers at Carlsberg, as they no longer have to carry cash in the truck.
Terminals across Denmark
The pilot project has been so successful that the payment terminals have now been introduced across Denmark. Repository Manager at Carlsberg Denmark, Dan Bech explains:
– By implementing payment terminals we have improved the safety for our drivers. This has been the most important reason for introducing payment terminals. Despite their initial hesitation the drivers now endorse the payment terminals. Their main concern was that the time it would take to expedite a customer would be longer with the use of a payment terminal, however, the opposite has been the case. Besides, the time saved for the customer transportation of high values is no longer required, resulting in reduced costs.
No more robberies
One of the drivers experienced a robbery only two weeks prior to the payment terminals being implemented across Denmark.
– It was irritating that we were not two weeks further with the implementation across Denmark, however, it emphasizes how important the payment terminals are for the safety of our drivers. Hopefully we can avoid incidents like this in the future, states Dan Bech, who is also part of a project group established by Carlsberg Denmark in relation to the implementation of the new payment terminals.
Carlsberg Denmark has made an effort to inform all affected customers about the new payment terminals. As a result of this, the payment terminal has been well received by almost everybody.
Contactless is more than an easy way to pay
In addition to a fast and convenient payment method, contactless solutions open possibilities for communication between the customer and a merchant in a new way.
Contactless payment is making its way to citizens’ everyday life in Europe. For example Mastercard has already issued more than 100 million contactless PayPass cards in 32 countries. The forerunner of contactless and NFC (Near-Field-Communication) technology, Nets sees contactless as more than just a quick way to perform low value payments.
“It is a wonderful way to merge a mobile world with the physical world”, said Senior Vice President, Ove Skeie from Merchant Solutions. From the merchant’s perspective Skeie sees added value in the opportunity to link contactless technology to customer loyalty programs, campaigns, ticketing systems and coupons. Skeie has a vision of a model where a customer is able to receive targeted offers or check his balance with his mobile before making transactions. This two-way communication will increase consumer spending and satisfaction, and new contactless features open possibilities also to merchants that handle high value payments.
Skeie says that rather than just another payment method, contactless technology opens new ways of interacting with our surroundings, where secure identification of oneself can be done anytime, anywhere. Access control, tickets, loyalty programs, payments – the list goes on and on.Therefore he throws the challenge to the retailers. “We have the technology, so ask yourself: What can it do for us?”
A successful pilot gives self-confidence for payment innovator
Nets did a successful pilot in Norway between June and August with the Norwegian bank DnBNor, card acquirer Teller and mobile phone manufacturer Samsung. In the test 250 people were given a phone that enabled them to make payments for less than 20 euros by showing their phones to the terminal in various convenient stores and cafes.
Nets provided “tap-and-go” payment technology for merchants including terminals and the system integration. “The feedback from end-users and merchants was very positive and technically it worked perfectly”, Skeie reports about the results.
Skeie hopes that technology and the ways it is used can be developed with the same pace. This calls for an open dialogue between the service provider and retailers. “We want to co-operate with the leaders in this field and give opportunity to be part of the innovation”, he concludes.
You can read the whole NetsWork 1/2011 Newsletter in English by clicking this link.