Apr 15 2016

Poundland invests in technology to improve its customers’ check-out experience

POU13022016_15Poundland, Europe’s leading single price retailer, has completed a significant technology rollout by upgrading all of its UK and Ireland (Dealz) stores to accept payment by Contactless and Apple Pay.

Poundland customers want a fast, friendly and efficient checkout experience. The completion of this initiative allows customers the choice of paying quickly and efficiently using Contactless payments.

Over a quarter of all card payment transactions made in Poundland stores are now Contactless reflecting customers’ appetite for the more convenient payment option.

IT Director, Mike Gray says: “We continue to listen to our customers and invest in new solutions to make the Poundland customer experience an enjoyable one. We are delighted that so many of our customers have adopted Contactless and are now benefiting from a faster checkout experience.”

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About Poundland

Poundland plc joined the premium segment of the London Stock Market in March 2014.

Poundland is winner of the 2015 Retail Industry Awards for Discount Retailer of the Year, and winner of Own Label Range of the Year at the 2015 Grocer Gold Awards for its Make Up Gallery cosmetics line.

Poundland Group operates over 900 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Poundland sells top brands and great quality own brand products, providing customers with amazing value every day since 1990.

Serving over 7 million customers every week, Poundland offers an irresistible shopping experience where shoppers are guaranteed to find thousands of quality products in each store, including over 1,000 well-known brands, across 17 shopping categories including food and drink, health and beauty, household, gardening, DIY, pet, stationery, books, DVDs and toys.

Poundland opened 60 new stores for the financial year end ending March 2015, creating approximately 1,600 jobs.

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