Just in time for EuroShop 2020, the young Berlin companies ZIIB Zahlungssysteme GmbH and Syngenio AG from Munich presented “Pay with Charlie”. This payment app makes every vending machine fit for any cashless payment by means of a plug & play module.

ZIIB Zahlungssysteme GmbH presented “Pay with Charlie” during the EuroShop trade fair at the stand of the payment service provider Computop. With “Pay with Charlie”, payment at vending machines is possible with Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Apple Pay and Google Pay and PayPal. Even special closed-loop payment processes at vending machines in companies with catering services are considered with the in-app wallet “Charlie-Prepaid”. This makes top-up stations for company cards unnecessary. Age verification, among other things for use at tobacco vending machines, a bonus/discount function and the digital receipt round off the offer.

Pay with Charlie” enables purchases at vending machines with Bluetooth via the app – completely without cash or physical card. In cooperation with the Bluetooth function, the customer controls the product dispensing at the vending machine via the app and pays simply by fingerprint or Face ID. With encrypted BLE communication, customer loyalty via couponing can also be integrated into the payment process. “Pay with Charlie” can thus also play individualized functions, such as the Mastercard “Sonic Sound” after a successful MasterCard transaction, in the customer’s hand.

Pay with Charlie” is a small revolution. Vending machine operators are already recognizing the benefits: The app works without an internet connection in the vending machine, the body of the vending machine does not have to be cut open – as is often the case with machines with “unattended” terminals – and the BLE module can simply be deposited in the vending machine via plug & play,” says Nicole Groß, Managing Director, ZIIB Zahlungssysteme GmbH.

Mark Spiessl, Principal Business Consultant in Solution Development at Syngenio AG: “With Pay with Charlie, we have developed a versatile payment solution that can be interesting for a wide range of companies. The app is designed as a white-label solution and can also be integrated into existing apps via SDK.”

About ZIIB Zahlungssysteme GmbH

Since 2016, ZIIB Zahlungssysteme has been operating as a modern service and consulting agency for the integration and interaction of payment systems. We are specialists in cashless payments at the point of sale, online and at vending machines. With innovative solutions, we modernize the market presence of our customers and create sustainable competitive advantages for them.

We offer ready-made concepts, services and support from a single source in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). Our headquarters are in Berlin – since 01.03.2019 in the Flagship Store Berlin, the first payment showroom in Europe.

The EuroCIS trade fair, which takes place every year in Düsseldorf, is the leading retail technology trade fair in Europe. Every three years it becomes part of its big sister EuroShop. This year it was again from 16.02. to 20.02.2020. The much larger framework prompts the exhibitors to set off a special firework of innovations here. I would like to present three interesting show cases of the payment industry from my point of view.

by Rudolf Linsenbarth, CGI You can read the whole news via the following link: www.it-finanzmagazin.de/euroshop-2020-payment-verschwindet-101582/