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Buy a Smartphone, With a Smartphone: GRAVIS Goes With Yapital

LUXEMBOURG, February 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Contactless payments, completed in seconds. Whether online or in-store, customers will soon be able to pay with the new cross-channel payment solution, when purchasing  the latest wares from the likes of Apple and other high-quality digital lifestyle brands.

Regardless of whether they've set their sights on an iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Samsung Galaxy or Sony Xperia, GRAVIS customers not only crave the latest gadgets, they also want to be inspired by the ever-expanding possibilities new technology offers. So much so, that even the manner in which they pay for their goods is coming under increasing scrutiny. Gravis therefore, a store renowned for its high quality assortment of digital lifestyle products is currently upgrading its payment processes and will integrate Yapital in the first half of 2014. Using a smartphone to scan Yapital's QR code, payments can be completed with one simple click of the 'Confirm' button. The new cross-channel payment solution will be implemented in 34 GRAVIS stores throughout Germany, as well as in the online shop.

This all means that very soon, GRAVIS customers,whether online or in-store, will be able to pay for their digital devices using a digital device, intuitively, contactlessly and quickly, simply by scanning a QR code using the Yapital App. Additionally, for customers shopping at GRAVIS online, there is the possibility to complete a payment by entering their Yapital username and password.

"Yapital is not only an innovative payment method for all channels, it also offers tailor-made solutions for all consumer sectors. This is something we are proving with each new collaboration," explains Nils Winkler, Yapital's Chairman of the Board. "This particular collaboration is quite special however, in that I see GRAVIS and Yapital as being a perfect match. At Yapital we use the latest technologies to drive new payments methods which work intuitively, and are fun. Similarly, GRAVIS offers the latest technology , with a convenient and cutting-edge customer experience."

Jochen Otterbach, Managing Director of GRAVIS, adds: "GRAVIS has been synonymous with digital lifestyle for 25 years, offering inspiration with high-end products, and combining fun with technology and design. We are constantly working on optimising the shopping experience for our customers. With Yapital, the checkout process is now perfect: it is intuitive, elegant and technically very avant-garde."

Press release issued by
Yapital Financial AG
5 Rue Eugène Ruppert
L-2453 Luxembourg

About Yapital Financial AG

Yapital is the first European, cross-channel cashless payment solution operating across all channels: in-store, mobile, online and by invoice. Operation is easy, fast and secure:: following online registration, the user can immediately make payments, send and receive money with Yapital, across all channels.

For business customers, Yapital is a guaranteed means of payment - this provides process security and reduces administrative costs. In addition, Yapital seamlessly covers all trade and service channels, thus enables marketing channels to be converted into sales channels. Business customers can therefore not only reduce costs with Yapital, but can also simultaneously open up new revenue potential.

Yapital was established in 2011 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Otto Group. Yapital Financial AG is licensed in Luxembourg as an Electronic Money Institution.

More information on Yapital:

Homepage: http://www.yapital.com

Blog: http://www.yapital.info

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/yapital

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yapital

Contact
Martin Zander
Yapital Financial AG
Tel.: +352-203-10-111
Email: [email protected]

About GRAVIS

GRAVIS has been a wholly owned subsidiary of mobilcom-debitel GmbH and therefore part of the freenet Group since the beginning of 2013. GRAVIS provides personal consultation to give its customers easy access to a digital lifestyle, and presents all major digital lifestyle innovations - regardless of manufacturer - at currently more than 70 outlets in Germany. Founded in 1986 in Berlin, the GRAVIS computer sales company grew into Germany's biggest retail chain for Apple iPhones, iPads, Macs and more, as well as Apple's largest service partner in Europe. Since its founding, GRAVIS has steadily developed more and more into what it is today - one of Germany's leading digital lifestyle providers. In addition to Apple, GRAVIS has opened to close co-operations with other partners in the field of consumer electronics, including Samsung and Sony.

Contact
Carsten Brandt
freenet AG
Deelbögenkamp 4c
22289 Hamburg
[email protected]

Tel. +49(0)40-513-06-777
Fax +49(0)40-513-06-977


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