What is a Contactless Point of Sale?

Are you looking for a way to reduce the surfaces that your customers touch, especially during COVID-19 or even during a regular cold and flu season, to keep your staff and your customers safe? One surface that is a high point of contact is your Point of Sale (POS) device, like a credit or debit card reader. Make it easier and safer for customers o pay for goods and services with technology that integrates with all payment acceptance points whether in-store, online, or over-the-phone. Read on to learn how a contactless solution can help reduce surface contact and increase safety instead of having to wipe down the device after each customer touches it.

What is a Contactless Payment?

If you have a smartphone or Apple Watch, you are probably familiar with Apple Pay, Android Pay, or Samsung Pay for online shopping. Each of those are forms of contactless payment and can be used with contactless POS devices through Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

Your debit or credit card can also be used as a form of contactless payment if it has radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology on it. How can you tell? Look at the back of your card. If you see this broadcast symbol on it, your card can be used for contactless payment.

What Phones Work with Contactless Payments?

To use contactless payment on your smartphone (or Apple Watch), you need to have one of the following three devices:

  • iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and above with Apple Pay
  • Android that runs version 4.4 or beyond with Android Pay
  • Samsung with Samsung Pay

How Does Contactless Technology Work?

NFC technology allows your smartphone to interact with the POS device and securely exchange encrypted payment information. When you’re ready to accept payment, the customer initiates their Apple Pay, Android Pay, or Samsung Pay and holds or waves their phone over your contactless Point of Sale device to pay.

With a credit or debit card, the customer taps their card on PoS device to complete their payment.

Where to Get a Contactless POS Device?

In a nutshell, we want to save you time and money, and increase the revenue in your company's payment streams. Adams Imaging Systems offers a wide range of credit card merchant services to meet your business's needs for processing credit card transactions and depositing money into your credit card merchant account, including contactless Point of Sale devices. If you don't know what service you need, we will explain our services and help you pick the right one for your business. They offer quality products, service, and technical support that sets them apart from their competitors. Give Adams Imaging Systems a call at 978-462-9206. Above all, we strive to make it simple.