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SAPICA Available at SATUDORA
“Thincacloud” processes e-money payments

April 9, 2018

SAPPORO DRUG STORE CO., LTD.

TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.

TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.

SAPPORO DRUG STORE CO., LTD. (headquartered in Kita-ku, Sapporo; President and Representative Director: Hiroki Tomiyama), a group company of SATUDORA HOLDINGS CO., LTD., will accept SAPICA at SATUDORA and Hokkaido Kurashi Hyakkaten, which the company manages, starting on Monday, April 9, 2018. SAPICA is a smart card for citizens that is used for public transportation, commerce and administrative services in Sapporo City. E-money payments with SAPICA and other smart cards are processed with “Thincacloud,” which has already been introduced. “Thincacloud” is a cloud-based e-money payment platform offered by TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD., a group company of TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.

SATUDORA/Hokkaido Kurashi Hyakkaten stores, Thincacloud, SAPICA Logo

With the addition of the new service, SATUDORA and Hokkaido Kurashi Hyakkaten will accept SAPICA, smart cards issued by public transportation, nanaco, WAON, Rakuten Edy, QUICPay and iD (*excluding some stores).
The companies aim to improve customer convenience and satisfaction and offer better services, including e-money payment.

  • 1. Commencement:
    Monday, April 9, 2018
  • 2. Stores accepting SAPICA:
    187 SATUDORA stores (excluding some stores and dispensing pharmacies)
    2 Hokkaido Kurashi Hyakkaten stores
  • 3. Details:
    A customer will receive SAPICA points, which corresponds to 0.5% of the total purchase (1 point to be awarded per 200 yen, excluding tax) every time a customer pays with SAPICA at a participating store.
    A customer can charge up to 20,000 yen in 1,000 yen increments each time.
    SAPICA points cannot be used for e-money payments.
  • *The following nine smart cards issued by public transportation are accepted: Kitaca, Suica, PASMO, TOICA, manaca, ICOCA, SUGOCA, nimoca and Hayakaken.
  • *SAPICA is a smart card issued by Sapporo Information Network Co., Ltd. (Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo City; President: Kunio Shimomura). Over 1.52 million cards have been issued, mainly to citizens in the Sapporo area, and used as tickets for the subway, bus and street car as well as e-money at commercial facilities and more.
  • * SAPICA is a registered trademark of Sapporo Information Network Co., Ltd.
  • *”Thincacloud” is a registered trademark of TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.
  • *”Kitaca” is a registered trademark of Hokkaido Railway Company.
  • *”Suica” is a registered trademark of East Japan Railway Company.
  • *”PASMO” is a registered trademark of PASMO Co., Ltd.
  • *”TOICA” is a registered trademark of Central Japan Railway Company.
  • *”manaca” is a registered trademark of Nagoya Transportation Development Organization Co.Ltd. and MIC Co., Ltd.
  • *”ICOCA” is a registered trademark of West Japan Railway Company.
  • *”SUGOCA” is a registered trademark of Kyushu Railway Company.
  • *”nimoca” is a registered trademark of Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd.
  • *”Hayakaken” is a registered trademark of Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau.
  • *nanaco is a registered trademark of Seven Card Service Co., Ltd.
  • *WAON is a registered trademark of AEON CO., LTD.
  • *Rakuten Edy is a prepaid smart card issued by Rakuten Group.
  • *QUICPay is a registered trademark of JCB Co., Ltd.
  • *iD is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC.
  • *Other product names and so on are registered trademarks or trademarks of companies.
SAPPORO DRUG STORE CO., LTD.
Unit in charge of PR and CSR
Tel: 011-771-8511
Fax: 011-772-7574
TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.
Public Relations Department, Corporate Planning Division
Tel: 03-6253-5730
Fax: 03-6253-5627