Since its launch, Apple Pay has been a real success to such an extent that the tool worries even analysts from the largest banking groups on the planet. The principle, for users, is to use the chip NFC their iPhone to pay for a transaction by approaching a store’s payment terminal. And if we switched roles ?
This is what Tap to Pay offers, a tool for merchants just invented by Cupertino and allowing its mobiles to receive money as a TPE can do. Until now, the question of the first stores to take advantage of this remained unresolved. This was without taking into account Adyen’s recent announcement, unicorn Dutch company to the 266 million dollars raised.
In a press release published this week, the FinTech explains that it is collaborating with Apple to launch Tap to Pay with some of its customers. Among them, Lightspeedcash register software and e-commerce solution used by brands such as Five Guys, Maison de la Poutine and golf clubs.
Adyen also mentions the case of New Store. Working with major ready-to-wear brands like Jack & Jones or Burton, the company is often compared to Shopify (which has already signed up for an integration with Tap to Pay). Here, on the other hand, it is Vince, another dresser to whom the publisher provides his services, who will be entitled to contactless payment to begin with. The company offers men’s and women’s clothing and also sells bags, shoes and belts.
According to the information provided by Adyen and which we have been able to consult, iPhone XS and all subsequent models will be compatible with Tap to Pay. This is a certain shortfall for buyers of older versions, since the program had therefore been discovered with an update to iOS 15. Indeed, this operating system is also available on iPhone 8 or iPhone 7, among others.
Merchants can try to join the Adyen experience to transform their mobile into SumUp-like by registering here. The first served will be the residents of the United States.