Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced it is expanding consumer offerings available through Samsung Wallet, a practical and easy-to-use mobile app for storing tickets, boarding passes, membership cards, coupons and more, with the addition of new partnerships across several industries—including transportation, coupons and hospitality. New partners like American Express, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Malaysia Airlines, Amtrak, Valpak, eGifter, Gyft, Yowza, SpotOn, Agoda, HRS, Opodo and Thrillcall are joining the Samsung Wallet ecosystem, which includes partners previously announced at the Mobile World Congress 2013 - Walgreens, Expedia, Belly, Lufthansa and Hotels.com.
“We are focusing our efforts on enhancing Samsung Wallet through strategic partnerships and providing users access to useful content,” said Dr.Won-Pyo Hong, president of the Samsung Electronics Media Solution Center, in a prepared statement. “With mobile ticketing and coupon redemption rapidly on the rise, this service will help consumers keep it all organized and take advantage of relevant money-saving offers while on the go.”
Samsung Wallet allows users to store and organize coupons, tickets and memberships under different categories while also enabling them to manually create digital versions of existing membership cards. The Samsung Wallet experience can be further personalized through location and time-based notifications. Moreover, the Samsung Offers lets users discover and clip digital coupons directly to their loyalty cards from participating grocery retailers.
Samsung Wallet is available for download on the Galaxy S® III, Galaxy S® 4, Galaxy Note®, Galaxy Note® II and Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung Apps or Google Play. The app is now available in the U.S. as well as other countries around the world.
American Express is providing its card members real-time access to their account balances and latest transactions through Samsung Wallet. “With the American Express Ticket for Samsung Wallet, we’ve created a powerful new way to securely connect our card members to the information that matters most to them, in a way that only we can,” said Leslie Berland, senior vice president, digital partnerships and development at American Express.
Samsung Wallet provides an opportunity for merchants and developers to extend their customer reach among Samsung smartphone users.