Contis is launching ‘Carer Retail’. Helping supermarkets and other retailers support the 8 million elderly and vulnerable shoppers in the UK, and many more across Europe, who are likely to shield even after lockdown is lifted.
Instead of risking shopping themselves, customers will be able to apply for a pre-paid account through a retailerâ€™s website. They will nominate a carer via email, who will receive a virtual and physical branded card to shop on behalf of the vulnerable person. The original customer retains full control, can load funds, freeze cards and monitor transactions all from the safety of their home. This solution also eliminates the need to handle cash or disclose personal details like card numbers or PINs.