Contactless card payments and Apple & Android Pay are alternative ways for your customers to be able to pay using either their credit card or debit card. Instead of using cash or Chip and PIN technology, the customer can simply tap their contactless card to the card terminal, without needing to insert the card into the terminal or enter their 4-digit PIN. If they have an iPhone or Android Smartphone, they can setup their phones to be able to make Apple Pay and Android payments. This works like contactless but instead of needing a physical card, they would use their phone. With this technology, customers can pay quickly for small value items up to £30.
Contactless solutions, also known as ‘wave and pay’, is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. More and more customers are adopting to contactless cards, and it was reported by the UK Cards association that a total of 108.4 million contactless were in issue in the UK in April last year and 416.3 million contactless transactions made that same month.
Select from our range of contactless card payment machines, designed to suit a variety of business types.
At Payzone, we have over 25 years of experience supporting independent businesses across the UK with their payment solutions. When you join Payzone, you’ll benefit from fast and reliable card payments whether that’s from your counter, around the shop floor or out on the road. Our team of specialists will meet with you face to face to better understand your business and help you choose the payment solution for you.
Whilst other providers may tie you into a lengthy contract for up to 5 years, we’re happy to offer businesses a short 12 month contract on our card payment solutions.
When you sign up with Payzone to accept card payments, there are no joining fees. Plus, if you decide to leave us at the end of your contract, you won’t be charged exiting fees.
We have a team of over 90 card payment specialists who will work with you to choose the best card machine for your business, plus they will create a bespoke pricing package to suit your needs.
There’s no extra cost to start taking contactless payments. All our card machines are enabled to accept contactless payments, Apple Pay and Android Pay as standard, straight out of the box.
Each contactless credit and debit card issued has their own individual chip which works by connecting to the card machine via ‘Radio Frequency Identification’ (RFID) technology. This means that when the customer is ready to pay, they don’t need to insert their card into the machine and enter their PIN. Instead, they present the card to the machine by holding it above the terminal screen, allowing the chip to send data to begin the transaction. For Apple Pay and Android Pay, instead of using the physical payment card, customers can instead use their iPhone or smartphone to make payment.
All of Payzone’s card payment machines are enabled to accept contactless payments on sales up to the value of £30. Plus, the card machines are equipped to accept Apple Pay and Android Pay payments through your customers’ smartphones and other devices.
By taking contactless payments, you’ll be giving your customers a faster alternative way to pay using their debit or credit card. Contactless is becoming an increasingly popular way to pay for small value items, with 2016 seeing an average contactless payment value of £9.52 as reported by the UK Cards Association. As standard, you’ll be able to accept contactless payments up to the value of £30 and there is currently no cap limit on payments through Apple Pay and Android Pay.
When you join Payzone for card payments, there is no additional setup to start accepting ‘wave and pay’ payments. All our card machines support contactless payments as well as Apple Pay and Android Pay straight out of the box. As soon you as install your machine, you’ll be able to start accepting contactless payments.
Contactless payments use the same security features as Chip and PIN to safeguard you and your customers information. Before using a contactless card, customers will need to activate their card using their 4-digit PIN at their bank as well as for their first contactless payment. Payments using contactless are also capped at a value of £30, to help avoid large sums of payment being made.
There is no extra cost to start accepting contactless payments with Payzone, the technology is included with all of our card machines with no need for additional setup.