Two Australia-based retailers, Bunnings Warehouse and Dymocks Booksellers, are partnering with Commonwealth Bank to accept contactless debit and credit transactions under $100, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Both retailers say they are introducing the system for greater consumer convenience and to cut time spent waiting in the checkout line.
Bunnings is reportedly trailing the new system in its South Australia stores next month before completing a nationwide roll out in early 2011. Dymocks has apparently not yet indicated how it intends to deploy the system.
According to SMH, Dymocks and Bunnings will join several other Australian retailers now offering contactless payment, including IGA supermarkets, Boost Juice, and Red Rooster.