PARTNER NEWS: Visitors to France’s largest music festival Vieilles Charrues had the opportunity to pay for refreshments during the event using an NFC payment system developed by ticketing solutions provider Weezevent that incorporated NFC wristbands supplied by RapidNFC. More than 50% of the event’s transactions that took place were conducted using the service.
“A range of high-quality wristbands were provided, all with a tough, high-performing NFC tag linked to the mobile wallet of the attendee,” RapidNFC says.
“Guests could easily top up their mobile balance on their smartphone and, in a matter of seconds, be able to pay at bars, restaurants and shops by scanning their band.
“During the festival, over 50% of transactions were made with guests’ mobile wallets linked to their NFC wristbands, compared to the previous year where people only used cash and card for payments. At points of sale, Caterpillar provided 1,250 rugged mobile terminals suitable for the outdoor conditions of the festival.
“With peaks of more than 20 transactions per second and millions of euros processed, Weezevent’s system provided a very convenient alternative to standard payment techniques.
“The popularity of this new system reduced waiting times, limited the amount of cash and gave a live view of transactions as a whole and per point of sale.”