UK – The promotional products agency, The Sourcing Team, has signed a partnership deal with Thyngs, provider of mobile engagement technology and cashless payment solutions. Brands will now be able to benefit from the addition of Thyngs’ low-cost technology, which lets users access bespoke digital content and make payments by simply using their smartphone to scan a QR code or tap a near-field communication (NFC) tag. In this way, for instance charities can turn virtually anything into a mobile donation point by adding Thyngs’ technology – be it a volunteer’s badge, flyer or collection box. Meanwhile, retailers and other businesses can use the Thyngs platform to give customers easy access to exclusive online content such as promotional videos and discount vouchers. They can then track customer engagement in real-time and measure the success of their offline marketing.