The partnership was first established for the London Olympics in 2012 and will now sees the firm provide services to 50 pop-up stores across 10 locations across France including Nice, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne, Lille, Lens, and two stadiums in Paris.
With approximately 2.5m fans visiting from around Europe, a reliable and secure way of taking card and cash payments is a necessity, and the BleepIgngenico Pop-up Point of Sale (POS) solution has been proven capable of handling large transaction volumes and allowing visitors to use their cards efficiently.
John Wellman, founder and CEO of Bleep, reveals the design behind the systems: “The British Olympic Committee, card sponsor and acquirers needed a fast, secure, reliable and easy to use POS system to support very high peak volume demands and to make sure there were no embarrassing moments where fans could be left unable to buy their valued souvenirs and officially branded merchandise.
“To do this, we had to build a system from the ground up that was fast to deploy and without any single point of failure that would impact anything other than a single point of sale.
“Our solution was so well matched to the task that it has led to us providing this service at the European Football Championships in France this year.”
Ian Benn, Ingenico’s managing director for Northern Europe, outlines the importance of collaboration in supporting partners such as Bleep: “Bleep is a specialist in Pop-up POS. Their Ingenico-based solution proved itself at the London Olympics and at many other sporting and music events across the world.
“Ingenico Group strongly values partners like Bleep that build on the market-leading performance of the Ingenico card terminal range with their own innovative and customer-focused solutions and we look forward to extending this partnership with Bleep further during this summer’s big sporting events.”
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