Consumers in Singapore can now pay for their purchases at more than 200 NTUC FairPrice and Cheers retail outlets with Dash, a mobile wallet developed by Singtel and Standard Chartered bank.
With the Dash Tap and Pay feature, customers with NFC (near-field communication)-enabled Android phones can make payments by tapping their phones on the reader at checkout. For non-Android phone users, they could pay by keying in the counter code on the Dash reader at checkout counters.
The Dash app has also been enhanced with new features including Samsung Fingerprint Scanner and Apple Touch ID authentication to provide a secure and user-friendly payment experience, said Singtel.
According to Gerry Lee, Deputy CEO (Operations) of NTUC Fairprice, the partnership with Dash is part of its efforts to "cater to the changing lifestyles of its customers and enhance their shopping experience." "Dash is another step forward in our ongoing initiatives to introduce greater flexibility through additional payment options to make it more convenient for customers."
To encourage the use Dash, shoppers who pay for purchases at NTUC Fairprice and Cheers outlets via the mobile wallet will stand a chance of winning S$300 worth of NTUC Fairprice gift vouchers in a weekly lucky draw that will run till 13 December 2015. They will also enjoy a five percent rebate, with no minimum spend required, until 31 December 2015.
Merchants that accept payments via Dash's mobile wallet. Credits: Dash
Besides NTUC Fairprice, Dash is accepted at various stores in Singapore including Watsons, Food Republic, KOI, 7-Eleven, and Topshop. It can also be used to pay for ComfortDelGro taxi rides without the usual administrative fees levied by other cashless payment methods, said Singtel.