Mastercard and JudoPay partner with The Pharmacy Centre to ensure access and availability of medical supplies

May 21, 2020 | By ljefferys

Judopay, a leading mobile-first payment provider, today announced that together with Mastercard, it will enable The Pharmacy Centre to take safe and secure payments through its new PaybyLink solution, as well as other digital payments. The partnership allows The Pharmacy Centre to promote greater inclusion and flexibility during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and any similar events in the future, ensuring that people have online access to the essential supplies they need during lockdown.

The pandemic is posing ongoing challenges for the general population, such as those self-isolating, who still need essential medical supplies. By enabling The Pharmacy Centre to offer safe and secure digital payments, it will reduce the need for customers to visit pharmacies in store, and in turn help to mitigate the spread of the infection.

Judopay is providing an ultra-fast set up service for The Pharmacy Centre to bring its solutions to the front line of prescription and medical distribution. Going forward, Judopay is working with The Pharmacy Centre to expand these capabilities into a full online ecommerce suite for Pharmacies and other medical bodies.

Mastercard is supporting Judopay's drive to make sure pharmacies can service consumers – including vulnerable customers – during the pandemic, by enabling its remote PaybyLink and other digital payment methods. Customers can now buy their essentials online and have them delivered directly to their door.

Scott Abrahams, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Fintech at Mastercard, added: "It's great to see how businesses are innovating to better serve the needs of their customers during this pandemic. We're proud to be partnering with Judopay and The Pharmacy Centre to ensure customers across the UK can access pharmacy supplies online and pay in a safe and secure way."

Oliver Harris, Director at The Pharmacy Centre, said: "We believe that it's imperative the general public, particularly the most vulnerable, get the essential medical supplies they need without risk of infection when making payments. This partnership enables pharmacies to provide services online and reach a wider audience, while also innovating and streamlining workflows to create new services."

Jeremy Nicholds, CEO at Judopay, said: “Our partnership with The Pharmacy Centre is solving a clear challenge in the market by removing any potential risk of infection when customers are purchasing their essential medical goods. Judopay is leading the way with The Pharmacy Centre to enable pharmacies of all sizes to scale and innovate online."