Zapper, one of the many mobile payments and digital marketing companies vying for position in retail, has expanded into Switzerland by partnering with the popular restaurant Café du Centre in Geneva. The move reiterates Zapper’s goal to expand the availability of quick, easy and innovative mobile payments across Europe.
The Swiss rollout is happening, in part, thanks to a new relationship with iKentoo, a pioneering ePOS provider with whom Zapper is the integrated solution. These systems, which now power the mobile payment processes of Café du Centre, allow diners to pay at their own convenience using the free Zapper app.
Through the Zapper for Restaurants service, a QR code will automatically be printed on the bill. Diners can then scan the QR code using the Zapper app to pay the bill without the wait for a card terminal. The diner can easily add a tip or split the bill, all through one app. At the same time, Zapper learns the diner’s preferences, allowing restaurants to build a strong community and provide targeted offers and promotions.
European MD for Zapper, Bradley Duke said: “Today’s announcement marks Zapper’s first steps into Switzerland – a country with a proud culinary tradition. We are delighted to be partnering with quality technology providers in the region to bring the benefits of Zapper to the people of Switzerland and the terrific range of restaurants that welcome them.”
As one of the oldest brasseries in Geneva, Café du Centre is disproving the belief that traditional establishments are resistant to embrace new technology such as mobile payments. In fact, this new technology will help free up time for their waiters as they won’t be chasing the card machine or waiting for a large group to individually pay. With Zapper, the restaurant will also be able to build up a community of diners and welcome them back to the restaurant with tailored promotions.
Blaise Gumy, Operations Director for Café du Centre, explains:“We are delighted to simplify further the payment processes for our customers with Zapper’s effective and consumer-friendly app”.
Following Café du Centre, Zapper will also be available at Geneva restaurants Vinnie’s, Les 3 Verres, and Le Chat Rouge, and many more restaurants in the region.
Zapper was launched in October 2013 and already has thousands of independent restaurants and chains using the system internationally.