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End of paper receipts in France.

Victoria Waba,  Content Marketing Manager
Victoria Waba
Content Marketing Manager
3 min read

(This blog article was updated in September 2023)

The French anti-waste law (Law No. 2020-105 of 10 February 2020 or “Loi anti-gaspillage”), aimed at controlling waste and promoting a circular economy, has been in effect since August 1st, 2023. This regulation aims to increase consumer awareness while reducing waste in various areas. Its objectives also include the elimination of harmful substances from receipts and the reduction of the substantial paper waste generated by approximately 30 billion receipts annually. Merchants now only have to provide printed receipts when asked explicitly by the customer.

The law's enforcement date was originally set for January 1st, 2023, but postponed in order to give POS vendors more time to incorporate digital receipt functionalities into their software.

The paper receipt will be replaced by electronic receipts that are sent to the buyer

  • by QR code (allows the receipt to be retrieved from a web page)
  • by message in the buyer's banking application (using the bank card sends the digital receipt automatically to the application)
  • by SMS
  • by e-mail

These changes primarily concern

  • cash register receipts produced in sales areas and in establishments open to the public
  • tickets issued by vending machines
  • bank card tickets
  • vouchers and promotional or discount tickets.

Why not turn requirements into a business benefit?

Easy integration

Our digital receipt solution can be integrated seamlessly via API in less than one day and fulfills country-specific receipt issuance requirements.

Cost-friendly alternative

In addition to being sustainable with about 95% of printed receipts ending up as direct waste, paperless receipts are also a cost-friendly option and save valuable resources such as hardware, paper and time.

Marketing opportunities

The digital receipt can act as a barrier-free online promotion tool for your business and is especially beneficial for smaller businesses and offline outlets with limited advertising budget.

Easy customization

The receipt can be customized to fit any business identity and provide customers with the best experience.

Delivery via QR code

Customers receive their digital receipt immediately by scanning a QR code at the POS.

With fiskaly receipt, it’s easy to upgrade your POS systems and seamlessly transition from paper to electronic receipts. Find out more about our digital receipt solution.

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