Woolworths, Australia’s largest supermarket chain, has announced a partnership with Visa to enable PayWave contactless payments across its entire retail empire, according to ITNews.com.
The company is looking for a vendor to supply some 30,000 contactless payment terminals, which will be installed in Woolworths supermarkets, Big W department stores, Caltex petrol stations, Dick Smith technology stores and in liquor outlets BWS, Dan Murphys, Woolworths Liquor. The new terminals will allow customers to tap and pay using their Visa PayWave cards for purchases totaling $100 or less – no PIN or signature required.
A spokesman for Woolworths would not reveal to ITNews whether the company will integrate support for MasterCard’s PayPass, the other major contactless card offering.
Australian customers can obtain contactless PayWave cards from ANZ, NAB, Westpac and Macquarie Bank, as well as a range of credit unions and building societies.
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