Android Pay has finally arrived within the UK. Following in the footsteps of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.
Android Operating Systems actually command more market share than Apple’s iOS. In the UK, Android operating systems have over 55% of the smartphone market share compared to Apple iOS which has less than 38%.
As a result of this, Android Pay is set to become even bigger than Apple Pay. Apple Pay is only available on iPhone 6 and later models, whereas Android Pay is available on all Android Operating Systems.
So What Is It?
Android Pay is a mobile wallet that allows you to store credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards and more. This allows you to make quick and easy payments by tapping your phone over a card machine.
It uses NFC (near field communication). This allows for a secure transaction between card terminal & smartphone. All your customer has to do is tap their phone over the terminal (like contactless cards). When this happens a “token” is created. This is a one time use and is completely secure.
How To Accept It?
With its launch, more consumers will want to complete their purchases using contactless transactions.
Our contactless card machines are set up to accept contactless payments using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. This means that you can accept both Android and Apple Pay, putting you ahead of your competitors. It also means you can offer customers more options and convenient ways to pay.
We have already seen the success of Apple Pay, and Android will be no different. With the huge media hype surrounding the launches of alternative ways to pay, customers will expect retailers to accept all methods of payment. Consumers are always looking for ways to save time in their busy daily schedules, whether it is buying a coffee or shopping at a supermarket.
Using Android Pay & The Payment Limit
Paying for goods or services via Android Pay could not be simpler. It comes preloaded on most new phones running the Android operating system. If the app isn’t pre-installed, download the mobile app from the Google Play Store. Add your card details, and start making payments. Transactions up to the price of £30 can be paid by simply hovering your device over a contactless enabled card terminal. This completes the purchase – no authentication process is required. If the total amount of the transaction is between £30 and £100 then you can still use it, 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.