Watsons MY partners Mastercard for new contactless payment system

Watsons has launched its second store at Mid Valley Megamall, and at the same introduced a new Mastercard Contactless payment system, to boast customer shopping experience.

Launched at the new store in Mid Valley Megamall, the latest payment option enables shoppers at Watsons to use their Mastercard debit or credit card or contactless-enabled device with just a tap on a contactless terminal. Apart from simplicity and speed, the company said the Mastercard Contactless will "provide peace of mind by offering a safe way to pay, supported with multi-layered security."

"This second Watsons store in Mid Valley Megamall aims to provide a more seamless and convenient shopping experience by introducing a wider product variety that engages the shoppers in providing the latest beauty tips and offers," Watsons' spokesperson said in a statement to A+M. Watsons’ customers will also receive instant rebates and exclusive offers in-store and online during the campaign launch period, said the company in a statement.

"The objective of the partnership is to advocate and drive shoppers to go for a cashless and contactless customer experience with Watsons using Mastercard Contactless. Mastercard provides state-of-the-art technology that matches Watsons’ DNA which focuses on delivering latest innovations to suit customer needs,” Caryn Loh, general manager and country head of Watsons Malaysia said.

Perry Ong, country manager for Malaysia and Brunei at Mastercard added that more and more Malaysians today are found to enjoy the speed, convenience and security that comes with contactless payments, "We have seen growth in transactions in the hundreds of thousands. Our collaboration with Watsons, a leading health and beauty retailer in Asia, adds further excitement to the mix, by providing attractive rewards that will further enliven the overall shopping experience."

Watsons Malaysia currently operates more than 440 Watsons stores in the country serving more than four million customers every month.