LAS VEGAS (1/11/16)--MasterCard and Samsung have partnered to develop an app that enables consumers to order groceries direct from Samsung’s new range of smart refrigerators.
The first shopping app integrated into a refrigerator, the Groceries app will come preloaded in Samsung’s Family Hub fridge, which rolls off the production line from May this year (Finextra Jan. 8).
U.S. consumers will be able to order their shopping from online grocer FreshDirect, and supermarket co-operative ShopRite.
Items are added to a cart and the final shopping list is approved with a 4-digit pin entry on the fridge's embedded touch screen pad. Payment can be made with any US-issued debit and credit cards.
MasterCard has also developed a companion mobile app for Groceries, which allows multiple members of a family to add to a single cart from a device of their choice. At home, consumers can also use the mobile app to scan barcodes on products added to the online shopping cart.