Landmark Group has announced today that the Samsung Pay mobile payment option can now be used in any of its 600 stores in UAE and India. This is a very effective and secure alternative to the use of credit or debit cards.
Samsung Pay officially launched in UAE and India two months ago and this attracted the interest of Landmark’s in-house web, enterprise technology, and loyalty programme “Shukran” who immediately collaborated with Samsung to ensure that this payment platform is available to its numerous customers.
Savitar Jagtiani, Business Head — E-commerce, Landmark Group said that “As we move towards a cashless society, key players like Samsung are leveraging their smartphone market share lead to make digital wallets and mobile payments simpler, easier and more convenient,”. He further stated that “We’ve already seen thousands of Samsung Pay customers use this solution in-store during our trial phase.”
To get started with Samsung Pay, customers need to download the app into their smartphone and then add their card details (up to 10 payment cards can be added). Credit cards, debit cards, and private-label credit cards (store credit cards) are compatible with Samsung Pay. Once the customer is ready to pay, the buyer swipes up from the home button to launch the Samsung Pay app, confirm user identity using any of the available methods (fingerprint, PIN or iris scan) and then tap the card reader of the smartphone to make payment.
Compatible Smartphones and Smartwatches
Samsung Pay is currently available for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Note 5, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A Series (2017). Supported Smartwatches are the Gear S2 and the Gear S3. This payment platform is most likely compatible with MST (magnetic secure transmission) technology, as well as near-field communication) and if that is the case, any business that accepts credit or debit card payments can also use the process.