Albert Heijn has launched a mobile payment pilot in co-operation with Rabobank at its AH To Go outlet in the World Trade Centre, Amsterdam.

Payments are triggered by scanning a barcode from a decal attached to the shopper’s phone. The system is based on Rabobank’s mobile wallet MiniTix. Customers who want to participate in the trial receive a starter pack at the store. They activate the wallet through Rabobank’s website and can load up a maximum of e300 (£257). Ahold-owned Albert Heijn has been one of the pioneers of mobile payments.