Spar launches Adyen’s pay on delivery service, Shuttle, for online orders in the Netherlands

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Spar customers in the Netherlands can now pay for their online orders upon delivery or collection with Shuttle, the Adyen mobile Point-of-Sale terminal (mPOS) for credit and debit card payments. The international retail chain has rolled out Shuttle across 54 stores in the Netherlands with a further 100 stores planned for 2014.

Spar said it chose Adyen because of its omni-channel payment technology, which enables customers to place orders online and pay upon delivery or when collecting at a local store. The Shuttle terminal is approximately the same size as a mobile phone, and therefore highly user-friendly and easy to carry. By connecting to iOS and Android smartphones or tablets wirelessly via a Bluetooth connection, Shuttle can accept payments from all types of credit and debit cards at the point-of-sale. The integrated Adyen back-office enables Spar stores to have complete insight into all mobile transactions.

Richard Beukeboom, e-commerce manager, Spar Holding, said: “For things that need to be weighed like meat and cheese, and for loose items like fruit and vegetables, it makes sense that shoppers have complete control over their orders. By paying upon delivery or collection with Adyen’s Shuttle, our customers can be certain the amount they are paying matches the value of the products.”

Spar Holding is offering all its franchisees in the Netherlands the chance to move into the digital age by rolling out the new mPOS delivery and collection service. The solution has already proved very popular, with many franchisee stores attracted by the convenience and flexibility of the Adyen mPOS solution and its competitive and transparent pricing, the retailer reports.

Roelant Prins, CCO, Adyen, said: “Adyen is delighted to be part of Spar’s burgeoning digital strategy in the Netherlands. With our Shuttle mPOS solution, Spar is able to increase its focus on providing the best possible levels of customer service, in a flexible and cost-effective manner. It is great to see that Shuttle is enabling Spar stores to benefit from the opportunities brought by cutting edge Internet and e-commerce technology.”