Lulu partners with Empay for contactless payment

December 7, 2020 | By RetailME Bureau

Hypermarket and supermarket chain Lulu Group has become the first major retailers to sign up on Empay, the world’s first contactless lifestyle payment ecosystem with instant credit.

The agreement was signed at the Department of Economic Development between Ali Ibrahim, Chairman of Empay and Salim MA, Director of Lulu Group in the presence of H.E. Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of Department of Economic Development; James K Varghese, Director of Lulu Group International, Muna Al Qassab, CEO Empay and Gigi George Koshy, Deputy CEO and CPO of Empay.

Lulu Customers can now use Empay for safe and contactless Tap and Go payments while shopping at all of Lulu’s 250 plus stores worldwide. Users can also make various in-app payments like government payments, online food ordering, education payments, utility bill payments and so much more.  In addition to this, Empay will provide instant credit facility to people who are in need of funds for making various payments without having to visit banks and complete long formalities and paperwork.

“It’s our honour to announce a compatible partnership of Empay with the biggest retail chain in the region – Lulu Group. Our multi-faceted, cashless and secure payment system to build a convenient and safe platform for reaching a larger diaspora of audience. We now bring Lulu to your fingertips”, Ali Ibrahim, Deputy Director General of Dubai Economy and Chairman of Empay.

“We are really excited to join hands with Empay in providing a cash-less & contact-less payment option for our shoppers. It has been our constant endeavor to come up with innovative, convenient and safe shopping experience both in-store & online. The fact that Empay is developed under the patronage of DED makes us proud to be among the first major retailers to offers this service to our shoppers”, said Salim MA, Director of Lulu Group.

Muna Al Qassab, Chief Executive Officer at Empay, said, “Empay prides in signing a great opportunity with the most prestigious retail chain in our region – Lulu, such that we are able to cater to a larger audience that enjoy buying groceries, purchasing products and much more with just a tap of the button. Lulu shopping is now simple, smart, fast and secure”.

Empay, designed and developed within the UAE’s Smart Government program framework, is a payment application for secure and cashless transactions.




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