Discount code website www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk just conducted a flash poll that found 72% of Brits in favor of contactless technology in all supermarket stores.
The poll, which drew 1,052 participants, was conducted in reaction to (The Co-operative Food’s recent decision to launch a contactless payment pilot in 100 of its stores)[http://www.contactlessnews.com/2010/07/14/uk-grocery-chain-rolls-out-contactless-payment-trial], as well as the site’s recent online affiliation with several of the UK’s largest supermarket chains.
Most of those polled in favor of contactless payment cited an “easier shopping experience” as the overriding reason.
88% of those polled claimed to think that contactless payment was a good idea, while 37% of those polled thought the technology was overdue.
When asked the question, “Would you like to see the technology in all supermarket stores?” 72% of the respondents to the study answered “yes.” In addition, a quarter, 25% of these further claimed that they would like to see the payment method introduced in clothing stores.
23% of respondents claimed that they would only like to see the technology extended if strict security protection measures were ensured, and 44% admitted that they would like to be able to use the technology on purchases over £15.