At Mobile World Congress, Mastercard today announced that it will expand Qkr with Masterpass, a mobile order-ahead and payment platform developed by Mastercard Labs, to six new markets.
Mastercard says it will also add new functionality to eliminate the traditional “open tab” at a bar, club or restaurant.
Qkr enables consumers to order and pay for goods and services via their phone without having to wait in line or for a restaurant server. The app uses Masterpass, a global digital payment service.
The six additional markets are Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, South Africa and the United States. Mastercard is also partnering with Oracle to integrate Qkr and Masterpass in Oracle point-of-sale software and systems to scale these digital payment platforms to merchants worldwide.
“Today, we’re looking for convenience in all parts of our lives,” said Betty DeVita, chief commercial officer, Digital Payments and Labs, Mastercard. “Qkr! with Masterpass provides them with a frictionless retail experience, bringing together self-service, fast, seamless payments and card safety and security in new and unique ways.”
Qkr is already live in Australia, Colombia, Mexico and the United Kingdom.