Schalast | Invisible Payments

The common payment methods in brick-and-mortar retail have in common that the payment must be activated separately and actively by the payer in order to pay for a product or service. A new method called "Invisible Payments" starts here and shifts the payment process completely into the background without triggering it separately. The payment is an automatic consequence of using the main service or the occurrence of predefined conditions.

Example: Customers go to the supermarket, take their goods off the shelves and leave the store. Payment is automatic. There is no cash register.

The use of invisible payments is already being tested in the USA and Asia. There are also first attempts in Germany, but one could be further because there are no legal or technical hurdles.

Our colleague Oskar Becker on this in the podcast: