Since December in its Albert Heijn pilot store, the Dutch food retailer Ahold-Delhaize is experimenting a new way to manage payments without cash register:
- Customers have to register their bank details through a dedicated app;
- they use the an electronic shelf card they have been provided with to scan the product they want to buy and take this last;
- they have then 10 minutes to cancel their purchase before the transaction is effective.
The technology is planned to be deployed through the 76 shops by June. Smartphones should soon replace the connected card.
Detected via lineaires.com
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Created in 2016, Qonto provides an online bank account dedicated to the SMEs, startups & independants from €9 /week.
Among the services that the startup offers:
- whole online account creation process, including the signing, based on the tool’s capability to find information on the subscriber organisation
- automatic IBAN generattion
- team members management, with “admins” or “members” rights
- easy bank transfers & card creations
- real time management
- easy expenses registration service
With its new €10m fundraising, Qonto aims to conquer the whole Europe and to face the N26 (for individuals) & Monaize competition.
Detected via FrenchWeb
Created in 2013, Sépage provides the e-tourism platforms with a specific targeting solution. On its side, Travelsoft has developed for 10 years a platform dedicated to the leisure travels automatic distribution.
Purchasing Sépage, Travelsoft aims to offer “digital marketing optimisation tools based on AI” in order for the sector’s companies to provide a personalised customer journey.
Closing this deal, Sépage will be able to develop its international activity while Travelsoft plans to double its revenue from 2021.
Detected via Tourmag
Want a disruptive UX? The NU! project aims to provide it with its innovative food market. This “green & technophile” area should offer an atypical shopping experience on a “grab-and-go” mode.
The idea: You choose what you want to buy and leave. Thanks to the wristband you wear, the captor placed and the products weight analysis, no need to spend time to pay, the checkout is automatic. You can then follow your expenses from the dedicated mobile app.
Detected via SoonSoonSoon
Soon was an “innovative” mobile bank service provided by Axa since 2014. It included all the standard bank account management & a Visa debit card.
When the historical companies are transforming to propose convergent & simplified offers to its customer, the French market also has to consider the new arrival Orange bank. To face it, Axa chose to stop the Soon commercialisation (planned for September) and migrate all corresponding customers (30.000) to its Axa bank account offer.
This kind of rebranding will include new services manageable from the app directly (e.g. card lock/unlocking, amount limitation) & a multi-channel support.
Detected via ITespresso
Merging, Singular (mobile marketing analytics firm) & Apsalar (mobile app attribution and audience management firm) are now providing businesses with an end-to-end marketing analytics platform.
The goal: to capture data from any source (ad networks, marketing clouds, data warehouses, social channels & marketing analytics systems) & report on its ROI, i.e. providing a multi-touch attribution and cross-device analysis.
Among its customers can already be noticed companies as Lyft, Yelp, Walmart, Zynga, N3twork, Match Group, and LinkedIn.
Detected via VentureBeat
No more need to present N26, the German startup that launched an easy way to open a bank account & manage it almost 2 years ago. After its partnership last September with Vaamo & the investment solution provided by the company, the neo-bank is now partnering with Clark in order to offer this time insurance services.
As Vaamo, Clark has developped an API that will give access to the N26 customers to a robo-advisor’s recommandations directly from the bank-app. The goal: “to improve their insurance situation” assessing all tariffs and scanning the product portfolio of 160+ German insurance providers.
Detected via Finextra