Edenred lunch benefit can now be used to pay for Wolt deliveries
Edenred and Wolt announce the ability to use Edenred Lounari to pay for Wolt meal deliveries.
Edenred & Wolt have teamed up to enable people to use Edenred Lounari to pay for meals ordered through Wolt. Starting today, Edenred Lounari users who have an Edenred digital solution can use it to pay for Wolt when ordering from Wolt’s website www.wolt.com.
Enabling lunch orders for thousands of people every day
The Finnish workforce is accustomed to eating a ‘proper lunch’ at lunch restaurants, and many employers offer a lunch benefit to their employees to subsidize these meals, and support employee well-being. Social isolation and the closing of restaurant dining areas has caused a significant change to many employees’ normal eating habits.
The ability to use the Edenred Lounari to pay for Wolt deliveries means that employees can continue to get proper lunches and lunch breaks even when working from home. In addition, by ordering, they support their local restaurants in these challenging times.
Lunch benefit can now be used to pay for home delivery
In response to guidelines for people to stay home, and the government mandate closing restaurant dining areas, the tax authority has eased the restrictions on usage of the lunch benefit. Until 31.8.2020, lunch benefit can be used to pay for meal delivery (later confirmed that the change will last also in 2021).
“We’ve received a lot of inquiries about whether Edenred Lounari can be used to pay for lunches delivered by Wolt. The challenge has been how to technically separate the payment for the food from the payment for the delivery since the tax authority has been clear that the lunch benefit can only be applied towards food. Fortunately, the Finnish Tax Authority has eased the restrictions and now allow the lunch benefit to be used to pay for delivery. This made it easier for us to come up with a solution with Wolt,” explains Peter Hiltunen, Managing Director of Edenred Finland.
“The innovation and co-operation with Wolt has been extremely quick and professional, and we are excited to have Edenred Lounari as the first lunch benefit payment method in Wolt” finishes Peter.
“We’ve also been receiving loads of requests regarding the usage of lunch benefit on Wolt and due to the very efficient cooperation with Edenred, we’re happy to announce that the first lunch benefit payment method is now available,” continues Henrik Pankakoski, General Manager of Wolt in Finland.
How it works: add your Edenred card to Wolt’s payment options
Edenred lunch benefit users who have a digital solution (card and/or mobile) can add their Edenred card as a Wolt payment option by logging in or registering on Wolt’s website: www.wolt.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. From now the tax authority has temporarily authorized the use of lunch benefits to pay for meal delivery also in 2021.
Edenred and Wolt have sought to get this much requested capability out as quickly as possible, and developing it for the web browser was the quickest option.
Note that you can still use your phone to place the order: just use your phone’s web browser to access www.wolt.com and place the order there.
No. Paper lunch vouchers cannot be used to pay for Wolt.
Note: If your employer would like to order the card+mobile or mobile-only solution for you, please have them visit Edenred’s website to order ›
Please contact Wolt’s customer service through email@example.com or Wolt’s chat service, which is available both on the Wolt app as well as www.wolt.com
Edenred is Finland’s leading employee benefits provider. Edenred partners with over 15 000 companies to promote wellbeing at work. Their portfolio includes lunch, sports & cultural, and transport benefits which are accepted by over 24 000 merchants in their network.
Wolt is a technology company that makes it incredibly easy to discover and get great food, delivered to your home or office. The Helsinki-based company has operations in 22 countries and 80 cities, serving food from over 10,000 restaurants with over 20,000 courier partners. The company was founded in 2014, has 5 million registered users, employs approximately 900 people today, and is led by its co-founder and CEO Miki Kuusi. Wolt has raised €150M in funding from investors including ICONIQ Capital, Highland Europe, 83North, EQT Ventures, Inventure, Lifeline Ventures, Supercell founder & CEO Ilkka Paananen and former Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa, among others.
For more information:
Edenred: Peter Hiltunen, Managing Director Edenred Finland. 050 595 0909 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wolt: Henrik Pankakoski, 044 477 7498, email@example.com