Worldline unveils "Connected Kitchen", a revolution in online shopping
Through its innovations, Worldline responds to its clients' and end-users expectations in terms of connected services, new devices and new business models
Paris, 23 April 2014 - Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment and transactional services, introduces the "Connected Kitchen" solution – a first in Europe. The innovative service is revolutionizing online shopping and allows customers to upload seamlessly their shopping lists to their favourite supermarket's e-store in a fun and fast way. Connected Kitchen will be the "new-generation" loyalty tool and offers retailers sales and loyalty development. They will be able to better understand their customers’ habits, and be present at the right place at the right time. Worldline's ambition is to stay one step ahead of its clients' expectations in terms of mobility, and simplicity.
Today, Worldline offers retailers to get installed inside a consumers home to offer them innovative digital services. At any time, via a fridge magnet WiFi connected at home, Connected Kitchen allows consumers to scan and add everyday products to their shopping list in real-time, in a simple, fast and fun way. Connected Kitchen will be available for on- line players in the retail industry including e-commerce, and is particularly interesting for the ' store pickups ' that are increasingly present for daily errands and with which consumers expect to save time.
Connected Kitchen is an innovation part of the Connected Living offer by Worldline
Connected Living provides a unique combination of services - M2M, mobility, big data, and payment. Worldline 's objective is to federate value-added services from an ecosystem of suppliers sharing the same secure access to a connected object. Platform Connected Living Worldline, delivered in a SaaS model, provides secure user access to data. Worldline’s Connected Living offer brings innovative solutions and customized business models: Connected Vehicle (Cars & Trucks), Connected Home, Connected City & Infrastructure, Connected Health. Worldline was the first provider to implement a connected car solution for Renault R-Link that offers payment straight from the car. Today, Worldline strengthens its pioneering role and proposes a solution allowing consumers to prepare their shopping list in real time from their kitchen: Connected Kitchen.
Nicolas Kozakiewicz, Head of Research & Development at Worldline, explains: "Worldline's ambition is to stay one step ahead of its clients' expectations in terms of mobility and ease of use. Our Connected Living offers are a fantastic illustration of Worldline's pioneering position as the innovation leader and of the importance we attach to offering easy solutions to retailers and end consumers. Whatever the product, we can connect it, optimize it, and help our clients to digitally transform it."
Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is the European leader and a global player in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline is ideally positioned to support and contribute to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organised around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing Services & Software Licensing. In 2013, Worldline’s activities within the Atos Group generated (pro forma) revenues of 1.11 billion euros. The company employs more than 7,200 people worldwide. www.worldline.com
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