Convenience store chains Kum & Go will now accept MasterCard PayPass across its entire fleet of more than 450 store locations. This will provide customers with an even faster and more convenient store visit. Kum & Go customers can quickly pay for their purchases by simply tapping their contactless MasterCard card or device on a PayPass reader and will no longer have to sign receipts for purchases under $25, further speeding up the transaction.
Contactless Payment: Kum & Go Convenience Store Customers Can Now ‘Tap & Go’ With MasterCard PayPass
MasterCard Worldwide announced recently that one of the nation’s leading convenience store chains, Kum & Go, will now accept MasterCard PayPass, an innovative contactless payment option, across its entire fleet of more than 450 store locations. In addition to traditional magnetic-stripe payment cards, Kum & Go will accept MasterCard PayPass at its check-out counters to provide customers with an even faster and more convenient store visit.
“As our name implies, our business is built on our ability to provide customers with superior service and maximum convenience, which includes adopting advanced payment methods,” said Kyle Krause, president and CEO of Kum & Go. “Whether customers come into our stores for a quick bite to eat or to fill up their gas tanks, with MasterCard PayPass, they now have an even faster way to pay and go.”
Kum & Go customers can quickly pay for their purchases by simply tapping their PayPass-enabled MasterCard card or device on a PayPass reader. No longer do they need to fumble for cash or hand their card to a cashier to make basic purchases. MasterCard PayPass also eliminates the need for customers to sign receipts for purchases under $25, further speeding up the transaction.
“Focused on consumer expediency and satisfaction, convenience store retailers like Kum & Go provide an ideal setting for MasterCard PayPass since the technology is designed to provide greater speed and convenience at the point of sale,” said T.J. Sharkey, senior vice president, U.S. Merchant Sales, MasterCard Worldwide.
MasterCard PayPass is currently accepted within several retail sectors, such as quick serve restaurants, sports stadiums and arenas, movie theaters, supermarkets, vending machines, and taxis- areas where speed and convenience are critical factors.
About MasterCard PayPass
MasterCard PayPass is ideal for traditional cash-heavy environments where speed is essential, and has led the way in bringing contactless technology to consumer categories such as quick serve restaurants, drug stores, gas stations, vending machines, convenience stores, sports arenas, movie theaters, transit systems and parking garages. As of 3Q 2007, there are more than 19 million PayPass cards and devices issued globally, and PayPass is currently accepted globally at more than 73,000 merchant locations, including participating CVS, McDonald’s, Regal Entertainment Group theaters and many others. PayPass is also accepted at numerous professional football and baseball stadiums. For more information about MasterCard PayPass and a full list of participating merchants, visit www.mastercard.com/paypass.
About MasterCard Worldwide
MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link between financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes close to 16 billion payments each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial institution customers and merchants. Through its family of brands, including MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus, MasterCard Worldwide serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information, go to www.mastercardworldwide.com.
About Kum & Go
In 1959 in Hampton, Iowa, company founders W. A. Krause and T.S. Gentle used the first letters of their last names to create a unique moniker to showcase the ease and convenience they instilled in a shopping experience. Thus Kum & Go was born. Since then, the convenience store chain has grown to more than 450 stores in 13 states throughout the Midwest – becoming the 18th largest c-store chain in the United States. Thanks to the efforts of its more than 3,600 associates, Kum & Go continues to strive for excellence in customer service and convenience. Kum & Go has maintained 48 years of dedicated community commitment, each year returning at least 10 percent of its profits to the communities it serves. For more information on Kum & Go, visit www.kumandgo.com.