Payment Solution: NFC Wallet in Handball Stadium
Sandpiper’s “payment solution GmbH” has recently launched the new mobile payment app tap-it in the Flens Arena in Flensburg. After initially launching its NFC-enabled mobile wallet in the Fritz-Walter-Stadium in Kaiserslautern late last year, the app now serves as an additional payment medium at the home stadium of the handball team SG Flensburg-Handewitt. Using state-of-the-art contactless NFC technology, tap-it provides users with the option of paying at stadium stalls quickly with a single tap, even if the phone is not connected to the internet. Mirroring all the functions of a traditional wallet, the app allows users to view and store their receipts immediately after purchase. “This provides unparalleled transparency and makes payments at stadium stalls hassle-free for sports fans”, comments Jan Schmidt-Tychsen, CEO of payment solution AG.
After a very positive response from fans in Kaiserslautern, the company is planning to expand the service to additional stadiums in 2016. “It is our goal to enable as many fans as possible to pay with tap-it this year”, states Jan Schmidt-Tychsen. Alongside the continuing roll-out, payment solution plans to continue adding new features to the app to provide the best possible payment experience and ease stadium purchases for customers.