Alton: Tech company Jisp wins key contract in Norway

Alton-based technology company Jisp has been given a seal of approval by the largest mobile payment provider in Norway, Vipps. It is the only UK company to be chosen as an alternative payment and shopping app, with four other Norwegian firms sharing the title.

Vipps, which is the equivalent of PayPal in Norway, plans to axe its VippsGO solution, a marketplace mobile app hosting more than 18,000 independent stores and used by more than 2 million Norwegians. Instead, retailers and restaurants are encouraged to switch to Vipps’ chosen companies, with the transition to be completed by 1 December 2020.

Julian Fisher, CEO and founder of Jisp, said: “To be selected as an alternative to the biggest payment provider in Norway is a huge milestone for a small British company like us. We’ve always had very strong and warm relationship with our Scandinavian cousins through our work with Circle K, Norwegian Skiing Association and our recent success serving the hugely popular Opland Burger and Steak restaurant. To be able to get in front of such a large number of retailers is humbling and testimony to the hard work we do as a team.”

The Norwegian company stated that “the closure is justified by the fact that the service is too general and that Vipps does not have the capacity to prioritise further development”.

Jisp, which is currently working with independent retailers in the UK, has a unified platform to offer Home Delivery, Click & Collect and Scan & Go solutions while securely taking payments through the app for the ultimate contact-free experience.

Within a few weeks following a partial easing of the lockdown, and still unable to travel to the client, Jisp managed to complete its pre-order and payment service at the Opland Burger and Steak restaurant in Oslo, Norway. This was quickly followed up with a table order solution. With precious little time and opportunity to market its new services the restaurant with Jisp has handled over 3,500 orders in a little over two months.

To learn more about Jisp’s work in Norway, visit https://www.jisp.com/vippsuk