Stripe, a payments and financial services providers for businesses, has expanded the Tap to Pay feature for NFC-enabled Android devices to ease contactless in-person payments. The feature is already available for iPhones.
The feature is currently available in beta on any NFC-enabled Android phone or tablet in Singapore, US, Canada, and the UK. It supports transactions made with mobile payments like Google Pay, as well as Mastercard, Visa, and American Express debit and credit cards.
This helps businesses build and customise in-person checkouts without the need for traditional point-of-sale hardware.
The Tap to Pay is a feature of Stripe Terminal, which includes a set of APIs and SDKs supporting in-person payments with developer interfaces, card readers, and logistics management.
Through Terminal, Tap to Pay is fully integrated with the rest of Stripe, so businesses can manage their in-person and online payments all in one place.
This allows them to track customer transactions across channels, provide seamless customer experiences, and simplify reporting and revenue reconciliation.
Both Terminal and Tap to Pay are fully compatible with Stripe Connect.
“Contactless payments are increasingly becoming the norm, therefore it’s crucial that businesses of all sizes are able to accept this form of payment.
Android devices already connect billions of people globally, and by teaming up with Stripe to support Tap to Pay, we are providing businesses who have Android devices an easy and cost-effective way to accept contactless payments from their customers.”
said Dong Min Kim, Director of Product Management, Google Payments.
“Stripe’s launch of Tap to Pay on Android puts contactless payments hardware into the pockets of millions of businesses around the world.
Now any business can set up in-person checkout in minutes,”
said John Affaki, Terminal Business Lead at Stripe.