3 September 2020

Planet partners with Checkfer to deliver digital and safe payments for consumers

Payments company Planet supports the safe reopening of the Hospitality and Food & Beverage sector across the UK in partnership with Checkfer’s technology platform OrderPay. Checkfer, a digital technology provider, is launching the service with multiple Food & Beverage brands, it will deliver a smoother order and payment experience for customers, all powered from a smartphone.

  • Partnership delivers a safe and fast digital order and payment experience for consumers in hotels, restaurants and bars in the United Kingdom
  • Consumers can order and pay for goods and services via an application on their smartphone
  • Helps maintain social distancing, giving customers the confidence to spend freely

Payments company Planet supports the safe reopening of the Hospitality and Food & Beverage sector across the UK in partnership with Checkfer’s technology platform OrderPay. Checkfer, a digital technology provider, is launching the service with multiple Food & Beverage brands, it will deliver a smoother order and payment experience for customers, all powered from a smartphone.

OrderPay enables multiple ways for consumer to order and collect goods without physical contact with staff, they can order and collect, order and pay at table or benefit from contactless “tap and go” or “QR Code” self service. The technology allows consumers to maintain social distancing and delivers the contactless experience required to limit interaction between consumers and staff. OrderPay’s advanced beacon technology automatically identifies the consumers location and ensures the correct Merchant branding, menu and pricing are presented in the application. Orders can be fulfilled for collection in-store or served at tableside. 
Checkfer’s OrderPay application takes advantage of Planet with 3C integration services to deliver a fast and convenient integration to Merchant enterprise systems. OrderPay benefits from using Planet’s digital gateway to power payments acceptance, allowing the Merchant to process the required payment methods. Payments are routed to the acquiring partner for next day settlement.

Steve O’Donovan, Chief Payments Officer at Planet said: “Hospitality and Food & Beverage Merchants are eager to welcome back their customers. Mobile technology meets the demand for innovative, no-touch solutions in-line with social distancing rules. We are proud to be working with Checkfer to help Merchants offer their consumers a better way to order and pay for their food and beverages through the roll out of the OrderPay application. Partnering with Checkfer is an important step for us at this time as we support our Merchant partners with their reopening strategies.”

Richard Carter, Chief Executive Officer at Checkfer, said: “The strength of collaboration and desire to innovate was clear from when we first started working with Planet via 3C at Pret-a-Manger. This collaborative approach had resulted in the creation of the very best in app payment experience for our customers. We look forward to further developing our partnership with Planet in providing innovation to the sector.”

The OrderPay platform launched in the UK in July 2020, with Merchants from the rest of Europe and North America targeted to roll out in 2021.

 

About Planet
Planet is a revenue generating payments service and technology provider. Planet helps businesses meet the needs of their customers by simplifying complex payments, helping people spend freely. Planet serves 600,000 Merchants and 100 partner banks across more than 60 markets on five continents, Planet provides a single payments platform that offers acquiring, VAT Refund and Currency Conversion services.
Planet is part of the Eurazeo portfolio of growth companies. Planet acquired 3C Payment in August 2020.

Find out more here: www.PlanetPayment.com

 

About Checkfer and OrderPay
Checkfer is a mobile order and pay technology provider that leverages beacons so that users do not have to identify their venue and table/location. Founded by ex-senior execs from McDonald's, Accenture and Pret and backed by C-suite level sector veterans, Checkfer enhances table service in venues that already provide it and enables table service in establishments that have not offered it before. In addition to offering a white label app, Checkfer offer modules that can easily be included with established apps to extend their existing functionality. Launched in July 2020, Checkfer provides a 'single point of download' app called OrderPay, using beacons to 're-skin and lock' itself to that particular brand on crossing the threshold, so that only that brand's menu is accessible when on premise. Uniquely, OrderPay is run as a cooperative coalition, which sees 30% of the profits of the organisation shared between its operator members. Over 6,000 pubs and restaurants, and £7bn of the hospitality sector are already signed up to the OrderPay network.

Find out more here:

www.checkfer.com

www.orderpay.com

 

Contact

Planet
Dan Purvis, Head of Marketing Communications, Planet
dan.purvis@planetpayment.com 
+44 (0)7823 555921

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