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Dairy Farm Singapore Group (DFSG) has confirmed it is deploying 2,000 new unified point of sales (POS) terminals across all Cold Storage, Market Place, Jasons, Giant, 7-Eleven and Guardian stores island-wide. Over 650 stores are expected to receive the new terminals in 2017.
The new POS terminals will be deployed at its Cold Storage, Market Place, Jasons, Giant, 7-Eleven and Guardian Health and Beauty stores.
While the company positions the investment as giving shoppers greater payment convenience, the project will net the group a reduction of 20%-30% (or 9-11 seconds) in the time required at checkout counters. It will also improve productivity with savings of 106 hours a day for all the stores.
The collaboration between DFSG, NETS and UOB is in line with the Singapore Government’s Smart Nation initiative to leverage innovative technology in enabling the use of cashless payment in Singapore. It will accelerate the retail sector’s transition from using paper-based instruments to adopting electronic platforms that promote interoperability, efficiency and security, and offers a ubiquitous user experience that cuts across market segments and demographics. Implementing Unified POS solution is part of this vision as it is swift, simple, secure and accessible to all and accepted by all.
In addition to credit and debit cards, the Unified POS system will support NETS, NETS FlashPay, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, UOB Mighty Pay, and EZ-Link. DFSG’s co-brand card – the UOB Delight card – as well as its Tap For More loyalty programme via the PAssion card have also been integrated into the system.
Dairy Farm Singapore finance director Tom van der Lee says “The implementation of the Unified POS system significantly simplifies and shortens the payment process for our customers. It also has the added benefit of improving efficiency which means that cashiers now have more time to focus on what is truly important – serving our customers.”