Contactless Payments

March 6, 2013 by The Co-operative Food contactless-image

Hey, did you know you can now use contactless payment at The Co-operative?

It’s really handy. It speeds things up at the checkout, and saves you having to find your change at the bottom of your pocket or purse.

You can pay for small purchases up to £20 at a time using contactless.

Lots of new bank cards now have the contactless payment wave symbol on them, so when your debit or credit card is next replaced look out for the little symbol . If yours has it then you’re already on your way to the most convenient form of payment yet.

With contactless when the person at the checkout says to do so you just put your card near the top of reader at the checkout, the one you have got used to inserting your card into. The reader beeps and tells you that your payment has been accepted. As easy as that!

No PIN to remember, nothing to sign, just a brief touch and you’ve paid.

You can use it at any of the 1900 Co-operative stores up and down the country, and more and more other shops are now taking contactless as well.

Although contactless has been around in this country for several years now, it takes a long time for something as new and different to catch on. Now that you can use it at The Co-operative you can be sure it’ll spread quickly and soon you’ll wonder how we coped before. The Co-operative is already taking more than 22,000 contactless payments per week and it’s one of the biggest retailers accepting the newest and easiest way to pay.

The little piece of technology that makes contactless payment possible is a tiny chip that’s embedded into your card, and we can expect to see them appearing on other things shortly too like your phone, or even just a key fob.

As an extra security measure you’ll be asked to input your PIN now and then, so don’t forget it altogether. And take extra care not to loose your cards.

Find out more about contactless payment and see whether your store is contactless at: http://www.co-operativefood.co.uk/contactless/

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