Jan 26, 2023 in Technology Partner, Customer Stories
VR: Supporting Finnish Business Traveler's with Real-Time Digital Receipts
VR Group, the railway company owned by the Finnish State, has officially gone live on the ReceiptHero platform. Cardholders using ReceiptHero can now purchase train tickets from the VR Matkalla app and the vr.fi website and receive a digital receipt in their expense management solution.
Receiving digital receipts in the ReceiptHero application is free of charge for consumers. With the new functionality, customers can also receive their receipts through the apps of our partners, such as Eurocard, M2, eTasku and Bezala. We will shortly announce more partners whose applications will be able to receive digital receipts.
"Sustainability is a big part of VR’s strategy, but so is better customer experience, meeting the customers’ needs and wishes – and exceeding expectations. We are happy to be part of building an advanced digital receipt solution in cooperation with ReceiptHero," says Marika Schugk, Director of Digital Services at VR
The connectivity from ReceiptHero’s direct Visa integration meant that no separate development towards VRs mobile and web payment gateway was required, meaning the overall development time was significantly reduced and resulted in a quicker go-to market.
‘Visa has close relationships with mass transit players both in Finland and globally, so It’s great to go live with ReceiptHero and provide our Visa Offers Platform product for them to match receipts for Visa cardholders. This is a step forward for mass adoption of digital receipts and it’s great to see how VR and ReceiptHero continue to be active and how value is created for merchants. , says Juha Sillanpää, Group Country Manager, Finland and Baltics at Visa.
Want to follow in VR’s footsteps and deploy your own digital receipt service? Or want to know how Visa is working together with ReceiptHero by powering a European vision for digital receipts.
About VR Group
VR Group is a responsible service company that focuses on travel, logistics and maintenance – we will transport you towards a prosperous and carbon neutral Finland. We keep society moving by providing smooth daily travel and transport, with experience gained over 160 years. By promoting electric track and city transport, we are reducing emissions throughout Finland.
Our company is owned by the Finnish State and, in addition to Finland, we operate in the neighbouring markets of the Nordic countries. We are actively seeking growth and aim to be the best in our industry. The better we succeed, the more society around us benefits – we are getting there together for a better world. Further information: https://www.vrgroup.fi/en/vrgroup/
About Visa Inc.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit About Visa, visa.com/blog, Linkedin and @VisaNews.