Android Pay is now live in the UK, and fans of wireless card payments are celebrating. Android Pay is the Google equivalent of Apple Pay which has been so well received.

Android Pay in theory, replaces the old Google Wallet in its ability to store and manage digital versions of all your cards, from credit cards to store cards. The process is incredibly simple. Add your debit or credit cards and you’re ready to go! Best of all, it gives the customer what they want, freedom and simplicity, and it means no more fumbling around in your purse or wallet.

How to Accept Android Pay on Your Card Machine

More and more customers are looking to complete purchases using contactless technology. Wireless Terminal Solutions’ card machines are contactless enabled using NFC technology. Near Field Technology (NFC) was invented in early 2002, and it enables short range communication between compatible devices. This requires at least one transmitting device, and another to receive the signal. NFC is another standard for wireless data transitions, meaning that there are specifications which devices have to adhere to in order to communicate with each other properly.

Recent reports stated that contactless card payments are 76% quicker than cash and 58% speedier than the traditional Chip and PIN payments. If you are in a retail setting, going contactless eliminates queues and is pivotal to keeping customers happy. Wireless Terminal Solutions’ contactless card machines are programmed to accept Google Pay. By doing so you are one step ahead of your competitors, and providing customers with a convenient quick payment solution.

Android pay currently has a limit of £30. For in-store payments up to the value of £30, hold the device near the contactless reader (no need to open a particular application). Your device will vibrate or beep, and you will receive an on screen confirmation that payment was made.

If you want to upgrade your card machine, change merchant suppliers, or are considering accepting card payments, give one of the market leaders a call. Wireless Terminal Solutions provides a super quick turnaround and can have you operational with your card machine in a matter of days. To get a quote on a contactless card machine that will help boost your business, please call us on 0845 459 9984 or email sales@wirelessterminalsolutions.co.uk stating your requirement. We look forward to serving your business with its payment solutions.

FAQs About Android Pay?

What’s Android Pay?
Android Pay allows customers to make simple, fast, and secure payments, in applications, and on the web. The customer needs to add their debit, credit, loyalty, and gift cards to Android Pay, and then they can start shopping. There is no need to enter your card details every time. When you’re shopping in your favourite app, just choose Android Pay at checkout and save yourself some time
How to use Android Pay
You have two options here if you are

In app

Just select the Buy with Android Pay button at checkout within participating apps.

If you are In-store you need to do the following steps:

  • Wake up your phone or device. There is no need to open the application.
  • Hold the back of your device against the contactless card terminal.
  • For transactions over £30, your phone may prompt you for additional verification. Hold your device near the contactless terminal and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Your phone will beep and/or vibrate indicating that your payment has been made.
Where is Android Pay accepted in the UK?
Android Pay can be used at countless businesses across the UK, wherever contactless payments are accepted. Just look for the green Android Logo or the Contactless Pay and Wave image when you get to the checkout.
Which Stores accept Android Pay?
In the UK you’ll be able to use Android Pay anywhere where contactless payments are accepted or you see the green Android logo or Contactless Pay and Wave symbol at the checkout. Android Pay is available at Costa Coffee, KFC, Waitrose and Starbucks to name but a few retailers.
Why is android pay not available in the UK?
Android pay is available in countless countries and was launched in the UK in 2016. Android pay allows customers to make payments up to the value of £30 using your mobile phone rather than a bank card.

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