BWG introduces contactless payments
CBE partnership ramps up at Mace, Eurospar, Spar outlets
TechTrade | 16 Jul 2012 :
BWG Foods has announced the introduction of contactless payments at Spar,Eurospar, and Mace stores around the country. Developed in association with technology partner CBE, shoppers simply wave a contactless-enabled card in front of a terminal and to for transactions up to €15.
Brady's Spar Mulhuddart, Brogan's Eurospar Belmullet in Mayo and Talty's Mace Ennis are pioneering the launch of contactless for each respective brand.
Veronica Sullivan, head of IT at BWG Foods, said: "We are delighted that these three stores are representing Spar, Eurospar and Mace to pioneer the latest method of contactless payment which we forsee as being hugely popular in this increasingly cashless and technology-enabled society. Contactless payment is a perfect fit for convenience shopping as customers will benefit directly from being able to make faster and easier payments, at no extra cost."
Seamus McHugh, marketing manager at CBE, said: "Over 80% of transactions in convenience stores are under €15 so the potential for this new technology within the sector is enormous. CBE have been at the forefront of developing contactless Technology for the Irish market and these installations will be the first of many as BWG Foods retailers throughout the country gear up for the imminent launch of Contactless cards by all of the major banks."
PIctured: Seamus McHuge, CBE and Veronica Sullivan, BWG Foods