One Stop goes one step for payments

One Stop is the latest UK retailer to introduce contactless payments across all of its outlets, following a successful trial.

The ubiquitous convenience store brand, which operates a franchise model, says that many of its store already offer contactless payments and the rest are due to be brought up to speed.

“We’ll soon commence the roll-out to all of our stores and anticipate that this will be completed by the end of April,” said customer director Lizzie Reynolds

“The solution is ideally geared to our sector, with the average spend falling below the maximum allowed payment and customers wanting to be served quickly. The popularity of this technology in our trial stores is already clear to see, with contactless representing 10% of all transactions.”

Nearly 3% of all transactions in the UK are now contactless. The number of payments made using contactless cards have increased by 255% in the past year, according to Richard Koch, head of policy at the UK Cards Association.

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