From Post-it to product in
12 weeks. 

How does a legacy company switch to a startup mindset?

Skip is a mobile payment platform which provides an easy way for people to pre-order and pay for coffee and food. Launched initially as a ten week pilot in collaboration with 20 cafés across Melbourne, Skip expanded rapidly and has now signed up more than 1300 cafés across Australia.

The concept was the brainchild of the product innovation team at Sensis in collaboration with global design agency IDEO.


The challenge

Digital disruption to traditional business model

20% print revenue decline year on year

Product development process took up to a year

Low product and brand engagement  

Product portfolio lacked diversity



Re-imagine the local search paradigm for Sensis

Connect Sensis to consumers and customers in a more meaningful way

Revitalise the product development process


12 weeks to product launch

90% repeat usage

$10 million revenue

Over 1 million orders

More than 75000 regular users

Over 1300 venues across Australia


What customers say


Sarah, joined 2016

It was great! Super easy and I felt like a celebrity strolling into my coffee shop, grabbing my order and strolling right on out. Was fantastic! Easy to order and you can accumulate stamps for a freebie! Love it!

Neil, joined 2015

Was caught without enough cash at the railway station. I was able to download the app, install, and pay in the time it took to make the coffee. Fantastic!.

Kim, joined 2015

Was awesome. I usually wait 15 mins for a coffee, which is half my morning break between patients. I ordered, kept writing notes, then went over.


Some visuals