Aldi has partnered with payments giant Klarna to offer its signature ‘buy now, pay later’ options for online purchases.
The German discounter has launched the service in its home country, where it offers a similar selection of non-food items usually found in its ‘middle aisle’ for home delivery.
Customers can now purchase anything from Aldi’s online range, which includes everything from garden furniture to smartphones and now home coronavirus tests, and choose to pay later via an interest free loan from Klarna.
At checkout shoppers can select ‘Klarna invoice’ as the payment method, if they are approved by Klarna they’ll then be sent an email informing them they have 14 days to pay the bill via bank transfer.
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Any customer who already have the Klarna app will also be able to pay their bill via the Klarna app.
Aldi also allows customers to pause the payment at anytime if they wish to return an item, delaying the invoice due date until their return has been processed.
Klarna, based in Sweden, partners with over 2300 retailers in the UK but has largely focused on fashion, home and beauty brands.
This marks a significant step into the grocery sector for the payments giant, which has exploded in popularity over the past two years, aided by a sharp increase in online shopping during the pandemic.