Fashion retailers Converse Australia, Scotch & Soda, Hurley and Peter Sheppard have ditched paper receipts, opting instead for 'Smart Receipts.'

Partnering with an Aussie fintech company, the retailers will switch off paper receipt printing – unless requested – for in-store purchases across a combined 42 stores. 

Instead, the Smart Receipts will be available to customers instantly via their banking app.

NAB is the first bank to deploy the feature to their app users with other major banks also in the process of integrating the technology.

In the meantime, non-NAB cardholders can receive the Smart Receipts via SMS.

Scotch & Soda, Converse, Hurley and Peter Sheppard join over 60 other merchants Australia-wide, including Veronika Maine, Cue, Purebaby and Chemist Warehouse in offering the Smart Receipts as sustainable alternative to standard paper receipts. 

Scotch & Soda national brand manager Sascha Moore welcomed the launch of the technology. 

"At Scotch & Soda we strive to be progressive both in design and business.

"We want to make a positive contribution to climate protection so... by switching on Smart Receipts we are able to reduce our environmental impact and limit our waste production.

"We’re thrilled to be ditching paper receipts across stores Australia-wide, a step that will both benefit the planet and elevate the shopping experience for our customers.

"Through the partnership we are able to modernise the in-store experience at Scotch & Soda and invest in strengthening the relationships with our customers through delivering them a better brand experience.

"We are delighted to see so many other retailers making the switch alongside us, and look forward to Smart Receipts becoming the norm nationwide," she said. 

Meanwhile, Converse's launch of Smart Receipts comes after it unveiled its Renew Lab in Fitzroy, a space which encourages consumers to upcycle their existing footwear into new styles - hence reducing waste. 

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