TAPSTER – the new wallet
Stockholm, the 17th of June 2020 – After an initial launch as a sub-brand of TRIWA, TAPSTER is now launching as a standalone brand and company in close collaboration with Fidesmo Pay. TAPSTER will offer designed wearables for payments and in the future other NFC services.
The first TAPSTER launch took place in February 2019, back then as a sub-brand of the watch brand TRIWA. After support from Vinnova, a successful launch and a demand from customers, the TRIWA founders decided to launch TAPSTER as a standalone brand. The idea is to unite designed accessories with NFC technology. Initially TAPSTER will offer water resistant watch straps and keyrings in leather and nylon.
- We can see there’s a big potential for wearables with NFC. As the chips are small and don’t require a battery, it’s all about design, marketing and packaging. After using a TAPSTER accessory for more than a year and have seen a lot of demand from customers, I’m convinced that the need is there. In the end, it’s all about creating designed and easy to use accessories that you can pay with, and that’s what TAPSTER will contribute to the market, says Tobias Ericsson, CEO and Co-founder of TAPSTER.
TAPSTER accessories are today compatible with selected payment cards from several European banks with support for the wearable payment service Fidesmo Pay.
The products are available at GoTapster.com, where you also connect your payment card. Purchased accessories are activated with the Fidesmo app once the product is received. TAPSTER is launched on the 17th of June and prices start from 495 SEK.
Tobias Ericsson, CEO and Co-founder, Tapster
Mattias Eld, CEO and Co-founder, Fidesmo
Fidesmo makes it possible to connect contactless services, such as payment, public transport tickets, office/hotel and car keys, to both passive and active devices. The wearable payment offering Fidesmo Pay launched in 2019 together with several fashion brands, providing wearables with payment functionality. The Swedish technology company provides a streamlined integration process for manufacturers to add contactless services to their devices and for contactless service providers to distribute their services without any hardware overhead to many devices. Fidesmo was founded in 2013 and has its headquarters in Stockholm and R&D offices in Madrid. Read more about us at fidesmo.com.