Visa Tap to Phone Transforms Payment Acceptance for Sellers worldwide
Visa’s Tap to Phone turns any NFC-enabled Android mobile device into a working point of sale or acceptance device. No additional tech needed. Sellers simply download an app and they can easily accept contactless payments in a secure, touchless and convenient experience for customers.
The technology is already available in 15 countries with plans to expand to the U.S. in 2021. These entrepreneurs are already putting it to good use.
Frankie Chen is owner and stylist of Senze Studio, a Hong Leong Bank Malaysia merchant. “Tap to Phone has not only addressed all our customers’ concerns about safe hygiene practices, including payments, but has also liberated us from dedicated and expensive hardware terminals and reduced our cost of operation,” he says.
With two billion Android devices globally and 180 million micro and small merchants around the world, Tap to Phone has a big opportunity to support commerce in a “new normal” where touchless payments are accelerating and less cash is changing hands.
Visa also is making it easier for device manufacturers, software developers, payment service providers, sellers and acquirers to build solutions that support Tap to Phone user experiences that comply with Visa’s high security standards. The Visa Ready for Tap to Phone certification program gives these players guidance and documentation, in just a few hours, to launch and scale the technology.