Lidl has become the largest supermarket retailer to enable NFC payments for purchases across all 600 of its UK stores. The systems were installed in July following a succesful pilot earlier on in the year.
During the pilot 65,000 contactless transactions were conducted alone in the first two weeks. WorldPay is enabling the system upgrade. According to a Lidl spokesperson, the change has been made to accomodate changing demands from customers over methods of payment.
Georgina O’Donnell said: “We decided to implement contactless in order to speed up payments and reduce queuing time. We were also responding to consumer demand to move with the times and offer a wider range of payment acceptance options. Installing the technology across so many stores was a significant project, but WorldPay helped to make it a smooth process. It’s still early days, but just two weeks on from launch we’ve processed over 65,000 transactions and customer reaction has been very positive.”
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