Singapore mobile network operator Singtel has added NFC to its Dash mobile payment platform, letting customers make in-store payments with a tap. The NFC feature is available at more than 200 NTUC FairPrice locations, including FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets and standalone Cheers outlets.
Dash is currently accepted at more than 20,000 locations including Watsons, Food Republic, KOI, 7-Eleven, TopShop and ComfortDelGro taxis. Until now it has allowed consumers to make payments by typing in the business counter code and using funds transferred into the app — known as Mobile Cash — to pay for their purchases.
“With a new feature called Dash Tap and Pay available exclusively at FairPrice and Cheers retail stores, customers with NFC Android phones can pay quickly and conveniently by simply tapping their phones on a reader at the checkout,” Singtel says.
“Besides the new, easy to set-up Dash Tap and Pay feature, customers can also choose to pay by entering the counter code on the Dash reader at checkout counters. Shoppers who pay with Dash at FairPrice and Cheers outlets will enjoy 5% cashback with no minimum spend required until 31 December 2015.”
“To celebrate its tie-up with FairPrice, Dash has $12,000 worth of FairPrice gift vouchers up for grabs from 17 November to 13 December,” the carrier adds. “In those four weeks, ten winners stand to win $300 FairPrice gift vouchers in a weekly lucky draw. Shoppers only need to pay with Dash at FairPrice and Cheers to qualify.”
“There are more than half a million customers who shop at FairPrice stores daily and we are excited to offer them the choice of swift and secure payments with Dash,” says Singtel’s Gan Siok Hoon.
“Ultimately, when it comes to mobile payments, convenience and security matter the most to customers. To address this, we worked to improve the experience with the new Dash Tap and Pay feature, to better fulfill our customers’ mobile payment needs.”