Quest Payment Systems (Quest) is launching a software online tap-on-phone payments solution, Airpay TAP.
The Melbourne-based technology provider’s launch will allow merchants to accept contactless card payments on almost any modern Android smart phone, by downloading the app.
“Whether it be a tradie accepting payment in a customer’s home, a café enabling simultaneous transactions during the breakfast rush or a large retailer reducing queues during busy periods, the flexibility and mobility of this solution is a game-changer for businesses,” says CEO of Quest, Jan Mason.
The technology will be able to process higher-value transactions securely using a PIN as verification.
Quest recently entered into agreements with Visa, Mastercard, eftpos and American Express which has provoked this launch.
“Everybody already owns a phone, now we are giving them the ability to have a payment device in their pocket with no additional hardware required,” continues Miss Mason.
“We are already receiving strong interest from local merchants and banks, as well as internationally. It is our plan to take the technology global in the coming months.”
Covid’s demand for solution
Business is changing dramatically due to Covid-19.
Miss Mason says, “Facilitating a rapid and flexible payments process, that avoids bunching around a counter, has never been so important.”
At launch, Airpay TAP will be available on Android devices only. The solution supports most Android phone devices manufactured since 2016 running Android 7.0 and above, including all major Android phone manufacturers including Samsung, Google, LG, HTC, Sony, Huawei, XiaoMi and OnePlus.
For Apple devices, Quest offers a Bluetooth contactless reader that can be used to add contactless payments capabilities to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Learn more about Airpay TAP by visiting airpaytap.com.