The Bicester Village Shopping Collection® Partners with Zilch to Offer Tap and Pay Overtime and Cashback Options Across the Global Retail Destinations
The Bicester Village Shopping Collection – a global platform of 11 flagship retail destinations in Europe and China, created and operated by Value Retail – has announced a partnership with Zilch, a UK-based Buy Now, Pay Later service provider.
Under the partnership, the companies will join forces to offer Zilch’s payment service to all of the nine Villages within The Bicester Village Shopping Collection in Europe, launching first at Bicester Village in Oxfordshire. This will give the Village’s guests the opportunity to use Zilch to tap and pay at any boutique or restaurant and either split their payments into 4 over 6 weeks with 0% interest or pay everything in 1 go and get 5% cashback in Zilch Rewards, which can be used to discount future purchases.
Zilch can be used anywhere, both for online and in-store purchases. Bicester Village is the first in-store partner of Zilch and it will soon be made available to the other Villages in Europe, as Zilch expands its services internationally. With more than 160 boutiques housing British and international luxury brands, Bicester Village guests can enjoy savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price all year round and can enjoy on-the-go and all-day dining from its wide range of restaurants and cafes.
“Zilch is delighted to partner with The Bicester Village Shopping Collection. Paying through Zilch will deliver greater value for both customers and retailers of Bicester Village, and we are very excited to watch this partnership unfold and roll out internationally,” said Philip Belamant, CEO and Founder of Zilch.
“At The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, we’re resolutely focused on delivering an exceptional and seamless shopping experience, which is why we’re delighted to partner with Zilch, whose innovative fintech platform allows guests to shop now, pay later and with no interest,” said Marcelo Molinari, Global Director – Destination Marketing & Partnerships, The Bicester Village Shopping Collection.
Besides being able to pay in 4 with 0% APR and pay in 1 with 5% cashback anywhere including all of the boutiques, restaurants and cafes in Bicester Village, Zilch users will also get exclusive offers including a VIP Pass which will enable them to get additional savings at Bicester Village boutiques.
The tap and pay BNPL feature of Zilch uniquely supports the return to brick and mortar shopping post-lockdown. Furthermore, the partnership with Zilch also benefits brands and retailers in Bicester Village, as there is no need to integrate Zilch at point of sale or to train staff because Zilch works wherever Mastercard is accepted. All boutiques and restaurants in Bicester Village accept Mastercard with no extra fees and this essentially makes the checkout process easier and friction-free for both the customers and retailers. There is also no change to the refund process when Zilch is used.
About The Bicester Village Shopping Collection®
The Bicester Village Shopping Collection is the 11 distinctive destinations in Western Europe and China, within reach
of many of the world’s most important gateway cities: London, Paris, Shanghai, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, Antwerp, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt, and Suzhou. The Collection, which can be shopped physically or virtually,
is unique in its unprecedented mix of the world’s most revered fashion and lifestyle brands. Beautiful blue sky Villages set in rolling countryside, remarkable service and savings of up to 60% all combine to create an extraordinary shopping experience for the world’s most discerning guests. Discover more at TheBicesterVillageShoppingCollection.com