Posted on 06/23/2017 at 15:52

WDCS and Partners Power NFC-enabled Lucozade bottles for Free TFL journey

WDCS and Partners Power NFC-enabled Lucozade bottles for Free TFL journey

WDCS recently collaborated with MuchBetter.com and partners to promote Lucozade on Transport For London.

Thousands of free NFC-enabled bottles were distributed to lucky commuters at Oxford Circus Tube station to use for a one time free journey across London. Team GB gymnast Nile Wilson, Britain’s Got Talent finalists Twist and Pulse and ballet star Alessia Lugoboni all feature in the ad campaign which urged London commuters to ‘Find your flow’ with a free journey using the Lucozade bottles for contactless payment.  The underlying technology on the bottles used by the MuchBetter wallet were powered by issuing from Wirecard Card Solutions and provisioning by DigSEq.

Global Processing Services (GPS) delivered the processing payment technology behind the programme.  Suresh Vaghjiani, Managing Director at GPS commented; “Global Processing Services were very proud to be working with Wirecard on this unique project to produce a revolutionary paytech bottle. It demonstrates how modern payment technology can be combined into an everyday product to simplify and enhance consumer convenience when handling money. 

For GPS, it is vital to partner with an Issuer that has the technical capabilities to deliver on a project like this, while adhering to very tight deadlines. Wirecard perfectly fits our requirements to work with a partner that is agile, nimble and has a unique understanding of the innovation required to delivering this product. 

This collaboration between Wirecard, GPS and other parties was an opportunity to showcase how payment technology is moving beyond plastic cards into a new era of the ‘PayTech of Things’ where a leading lifestyle product is combined with new payment technology.”

The special bottles dubbed “drinkables” show how market-leading collaborations not only extend Wirecard’s product portfolio but leads to significant innovations in payment technology with multiple uses across various sectors, in this instance, the first contactless, travel enabled FMCG product.  The issuing solutions provided by Wirecard are all fully combinable with mobile and PayTech innovations.