The Landmark Group has deployed the Samsung Pay mobile payment option at its 600 stores in the UAE and India. The service can be used as an alternative to swiping credit or debit cards.
To use Samsung Pay, customers must first download the app and add their card details. To pay for the purchase, the shopper needs to swipe up from the home screen on their Samsung device, verify their identity using the authorisation method set up and then hold their phone against the card reader or machine to pay.
In April, Samsung Pay officially launched in the UAE and India. Following the launch, Landmark’s in-house web, enterprise technology and loyalty programme “Shukran” partnered with Samsung to make Samsung Pay accessible to its customers.
“As we move towards a cashless society, key players like Samsung are leveraging their smartphone marketshare lead to make digital wallets and mobile payments simpler, easier and more convenient,” said Savitar Jagtiani, Business Head — E-commerce, Landmark Group. “We’ve already seen thousands of Samsung Pay customers use this solution in-store during our trial phase.”
Samsung Pay is compatible with MST (magnetic secure transmission) technology, as well as NFC (near field communication), which means any business that accepts Credit or Debit Card payments can also use the process. It is currently available for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Note 5, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A Series (2017).