The Costa coffee chain is to begin a trial of the Flux cashback rewards platform in its London outlets. The news comes as Flux goes live on Barclays Launchpad, the UK bank's project for testing new features with real customers.
The trial with Costa Coffee will begin with a first phase of cashback reward offers via Flux's integration with Starling Bank and Barclays Launchpad. Costa Coffee is the first international retailer to join the Flux platform, sitting alongside food-to-go stores EAT and pod.
The firm's arrival on Barclays Launchpad was pre-announced in November last year. If the trial proves successful, Flux - a graduate of Barclays' 2017 startup accelerator programme - will be evaluated to be rolled out to the five million customers using the Barclays Mobile Banking App.
Ruchir Rodrigues, MD, digital and open banking at Barclays comments: “We are thrilled to see a member of our 2017 Barclays Accelerator program successfully integrate with the Barclays Launchpad mobile banking app. This is yet another sign of our commitment to working with exciting partners to bring new and innovative products and services to our customers.”