Contactless payments

Contactless payment technology is a great new way for you to accept low value payments - in less than a second.

Our contactless payments solution is fast, convenient and secure. Cardholders hold their Visa card up to a secure reader and a tiny antenna inside the card communicates with the terminal. Half a second later the sale is complete.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about contactless payments

Benefits of Visa Contactless

Visa contactless speeds up service, is simple for staff and helps cut cash-handling costs. 

  • Faster service: With payment completed in less than a second, you can serve your customers faster, cut queues and reduce lost sales. 
  • Simple for staff: Visa Contactless eliminates the need to check signatures and reduces the need to request PINs, making payment simple for staff and quicker for customers. 
  • Competitive edge: Accepting Visa Contactless gives you a potential advantage over nearby stores that do not. Make the most of this to develop customer loyalty. 
  • Reduce cash dependence: Counting, securely transporting and banking notes and coins can be expensive. Visa Contactless can help break your cash dependency.

Case Study

Cloudberries, an Irish delicatessen café on Main Street in Cabinteely, is one of the first retailers in Ireland to have begun to use contactless payments.

See their case study here.

More information

Contact your acquiring organisation to find out more about how Visa contactless can work for you.

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