aetka and Concardis cooperate – enabling cashless payment in telecommunications retailing
Telecommunications provider aetka has entered into a cooperation agreement with Concardis, the provider of comprehensive digital payment services. Through Concardis, aetka partners now have the option of renting a range of fixed or mobile payment terminals on attractive terms, making it possible for them to accept all standard cashless payment methods. In order to support retailers in the digitalisation of their business processes, the retail cooperation and Concardis are working closely together to integrate payment solutions into easyfilius, the network’s own business and merchandise management system. As a result, retailers will be able to link their back office processes and design their data flows seamlessly and fully automatically. This saves a lot of work, time and money, as is demonstrated by the recently published study “Better cashless than without cash – the potential of digital payment methods for SMEs” by the ECC Cologne and Concardis (available at www.concardis.com/newsletter).
“We look forward to working closely with Concardis. The cooperation will enable our partners to benefit from the kind of innovative payment solutions which customers are increasingly expecting, as well as from the corresponding all-round service,” says Katja Förster, Director Marketing at aetka.
Peter Walz, Chief Sales Officer at Concardis, adds: “Business success requires efficient processes. We support retailers with the development of intelligent interfaces for the tailor-made integration of payment procedures with upstream and downstream processes – such as accounting or merchandise management, for example. We are delighted to be working with aetka on enabling retailers to digitalise their operations, leverage their business potential and get their companies fit for the future.”
The benefits of the cooperation
- Special terms via the aetka framework agreement
- Trust-based administration of all card payments
- Mapping of all current payment types including mobile (Apple Pay, Google Pay) and contactless payment (NFC)
- Access to new customer groups via lifestyle payment providers (Alipay)
- Flexible terminal solutions
- State-of-the-art checking and encryption technologies and the highest security standards for software and hardware
- Comprehensive round-the-clock support
- Central access to payment processes, transaction details, statements and other relevant information and services via the myconcardis merchant portal
aetka members who wish to equip themselves with Concardis solutions for the cashless payment era can obtain full details of the service from the online information portal www.karlo.de or from their customer service representative in the office or in the field.
About aetka Communication Center AG
With over 2,000 specialist retailers and system houses, aetka is the largest specialist retail cooperation in the telecommunications sector in Germany (source: GfK). Founded in 2000 within the KOMSA Group, aetka Communication Center AG offers its members a broad spectrum of support that enables them to successfully hold their own on the highly competitive ICT market. The cooperation’s range of services includes online and offline marketing measures to attract and retain private and business customers, favourable purchasing conditions, financing services, intensive sales and technical support and its own merchandise management system.