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TFPS Provides WAON Payment Service at J3 League Fukushima United FC’s Stadium
WAON can now be used in the official goods store, using smartphones as payment terminals

September 28, 2017

TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.

TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President: Toshiro Masuda; hereinafter TFPS) has provided the e-money payment service to the official goods store at the home stadium of Fukushima United FC, which belongs to the J3, the Japan Professional Football. Since ThincaTouch, TFPS’s payment service using Osaifu-Keitai featuring smartphones as payment terminals, was adopted by AC Fukushima United Co., Ltd. (Head office: Fukushima-shi, Fukushima; President : Hayato Suzuki; hereinafter AC Fukushima United), which manages Fukushima United FC.
This payment service supporting WAON, the e-money service provided by AEON Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiba-shi, Chiba; President: Motoya Okada; hereinafter AEON) was provided at the game held on Sunday, September 17 in the Toho Minna-no Stadium (Fukushima City, Fukushima). It is the first WAON payment service using ThincaTouch in a football stadium. As ThincaTouch connects to Thincacloud, a payment platform, by using the communication feature of smartphones, and performs the payment process in the cloud, it can provide the e-money payment service outdoors or without a dedicated terminal.

The e-money payment service provided at the home stadium of Fukushima United FC

Background

In June 2016, AC Fukushima United and AEON began issuing "Soccer Daisuki WAON (Football Lover WAON)" cards that are designed exclusively for Fukushima United FC fans. The companies decided to introduce the WAON payment service at the stadium in order to meet the wishes of Fukushima United FC fans who want to use their own Soccer Daisuki WAON in the stadium, as well as the needs for diversified payment formats. The adoption of ThincaTouch, the Smartphone payment service that solves problems involved in introducing the service, such as cost of payment dedicated terminals and the network environment, has enabled the provision of a variety of payment methods in the official goods store.

Future development

While continuing to provide the e-money payment service at the home stadium of Fukushima United FC this year, TFPS will work to promote its use in collaboration with AC Fukushima United and AEON.
Moreover, TFPS will create a wide array of payment options and contribute to improving user convenience by providing users and the affiliated stores with ThincaTouch, which is suitable for outdoor events, and other payment services that can be used widely and involve lower infrastructure costs.

  • *"WAON" is a registered trademark of AEON Co., Ltd.
  • *"Thincacloud" and "ThincaTouch" are registered trademarks of TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.
  • *All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Reference Information

■ About TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.
  • Company name
    TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.
  • Head office location
    Nishishinjuku KS Building 4F, 3-6-10 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
  • Foundation
    December 2011
  • Representative
    Representative Director and President: Toshiro Masuda
  • Business description
    Planning, design and development of Internet information system and communication networks. Contract operations and representative services for Internet-based business transactions and payment transactions. Agency service for money collection and its peripheral business.
  • URL
    http://www.thincacloud.com/
■ About AC Fukushima United Co., Ltd.
  • Company name
    AC Fukushima United Co., Ltd.
  • Head office location
    7-1 Chikuzen, Iizaka-machi, Fukusima-shi, Fukushima
  • Foundation
    February 2011
  • Representative
    President: Hayato Suzuki
  • Business description
    1. Management of professional sports teams
    2. Management of amateur sports teams
    3. Planning and management of sports teams and player development programs
    4. Management of a variety of sports schools and culture schools
    5. Administration and management of sports facilities and cultural facilities
    6. Planning, production and management of all kinds of events
    7. Planning, design, manufacture and sales of character products
    8. Sales of sports goods, toys, miscellaneous goods and clothing materials
    9. Publishing and sales of information magazines and books
    10. Advertising agency business and computer-based information provision services
    11. Planning, production and management of television and radio programs and commercials and videos
    12. All businesses incidental and related to the above businesses
  • URL
    http://fufc.jp/
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