Spar has announced the arrival of its first loyalty app.

The app allows customers to pay for their shopping and collect loyalty points using a mobile device. Shoppers scan a QR code at the point-of-sale and payment, voucher redemption and loyalty card updates are process via the app.

Spar has partnered with Zapper to offer customers the service, and is already live in a number of stores around Plymouth and Exeter.

“We are focused on offering excellent customer service. Working with Zapper means that customers are motivated to shop at SPAR rather than at a competitor store,” said Ian Taylor, SPAR UK retail director.

“Our customers have many great reasons to shop with us and there are enormous benefits to retaining and rewarding them," he added. "We continue to develop exciting modern and relevant convenience stores and Zapper mobile payment rewards loyalty and enables our customers to pay for their goods faster which in turn will encourage repeat use in store.”   

Jon Birt, retail director, Zapper UK, added: “We are SPAR UK’s first app partner to deliver a seamless loyalty and smarter marketing platform. This will further assist retailers in understanding today’s convenience shopper’s needs, all delivered by the ease of quick mobile payments. With the average shopper spending £8.47 when they pay with the app, it is clear Zapper is transforming the way shoppers pay and receive rewards.”