Drync becomes first app to sell alcohol using Google Wallet

(Photo courtesy of Drync)
(Photo courtesy of Drync)

Boston-based wine purchasing app Drync announced that they are the first alcohol purchasing application that has been approved for use with Google Wallet.

Google Wallet is the Mountain View-based company’s electronic payments product that allows users to pay in person, pay for goods online, and even transfer money to others. With the Drync integration, Android Google Wallet users can now order wine through Drync’s mobile app, pay with Google Wallet, and have their order shipped to their home.

Drync app

Drync, a wine discovery and purchasing app, has a catalog of 30,000 wines that can be purchased by customers who use the company’s image recognition technology to scan any wine label. The company’s latest app release for Android includes the “Buy with Google” button and also adds new features and a redesign.

In a statement, Drync chief executive Brad Rosen said that the new Google integration solves the checkout experience problem that is the, “single most significant barrier to buying on mobile.”

“Google Wallet creates a frictionless commerce experience, giving Drync Android users an even easier way find and buy their wine in 30 seconds or less,” he added.

Dennis Keohane was a Senior Staff Writer for BetaBoston.
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