Android Pay has finally arrived within the UK. Following in the footsteps of Apple Pay and soon to be released Samsung Pay. Android Operating Systems actually command more market share than Apple’s iOS. As a result of this, Android Pay is set to become even bigger than Apple Pay in the UK, especially as Apple Pay is only available on iPhone 6 and later models, whereas Android Pay is available on all Android phones and Android Operating Systems.
In the UK, Android operating systems have over 55% of the smartphone market share compared to Apple iOS which has less than 38%.
How To Accept Android Pay
With the recent launch of Android Pay, even more consumers will want to complete their purchases using contactless transactions.
Our contactless card machines are preconfigured to accept contactless payments using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. This means that you can accept Android Pay and Apple Pay, putting you ahead of your competitors, while also offering customers more options and convenient ways to pay.
We have already seen the success of Apple Pay, and Android Pay will be no different. With the huge media hype surrounding the launches of alternative ways to pay, your customers will expect retailers to accept all methods of payment. Consumers are constantly looking for ways to save time in their busy daily schedules, whether it is buying a coffee or shopping at a supermarket.
Android Pay Payment Limit
Paying for goods or services via Android Pay could not be simpler as Android Pay comes preloaded on most new phones running the Android operating system. If the app isn’t pre-installed, simply download the mobile app from the Google Play Store, add your card details, and start making payments. If your transaction is up to the price of £30 then you can simply hover your device over a contactless/NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled card terminal to complete your purchase – no authentication process is required. If the total amount of the transaction is between £30 and £100 then you can still use Android Pay but you will need to use your pattern, PIN or fingerprint to complete your purchase.
If you want to stay ahead of your competitors and offer what your customers expect when it comes to making payments, you can upgrade your non contactless terminal to a contactless terminal that supports Android Pay, by calling us today.