Verifone today announced that it will provide Aldi France with 3,200 payment devices designed to accept all cashless payments including contactless and mobile wallets. Aldi France operates 900 retail locations and is a unit of Group Aldi, a leader in the global retail grocery market.
With 87% of mobile phone purchases being smartphones in 2015, data shows more and more French consumers have mobile wallet and contactless technologies in their hands to speed up purchasing and experience shopping convenience.
Aldi is deploying the VX 520, Verifone’s robust and reliable countertop payment system that handles contactless and NFC-enabled card processing at lightning speeds with its powerful processor and expandable memory. It also enables Aldi France to accept mobile wallet technologies such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Android Pay, subject to market availability. Additionally Verifone will supply its P5C PINpads and check readers to equip Aldi’s checkout lanes with fast and efficient payment acceptance.
“Verifone is extremely pleased that Aldi has extended its relationship based on our past performance and our continued innovations in payments,” said Jean-Philippe Niedergang, VP and GM Southern Europe, Verifone. “This demonstrates Verifone’s growth and leadership in France’s retail sector, and our ability to deliver simple, safe solutions that help to create great consumer interactions so businesses can sell more and grow.”
In addition to this relationship in France, Verifone works with Aldi in several European countries including the U.K. and Germany.
With smartphone adoption continuing to grow among consumers in every part of the world, Verifone is enabling retailers large and small to accept all types of mobile wallets and contactless payment while opening the door to new possibilities for in-store interactions between merchants and connected consumers.