Friday, February 02, 2007

Retail super market tries mobile payments (NFC) with Rabobank and KPN

Continuing proof of the blending of technologies and players is the announcement by C1000, a retail supermarket chain, that it will do an NFC trial with Rabobank and KPN Mobile (see Emerce in Dutch). There will be both a payments and savings/coupons function, using NFC at the counter. The payment back-office underneath isn't clear; it might be a one-off direct debit, but that makes one wonder how the savings/coupons function is going to be managed. We'll know more at the end of 2007.