Stripe unveils Tap to Pay for Android devices
US fintech Stripe has launched Tap to Pay on Android, enabling businesses in six countries to accept contactless payments using a compatible Android device via Stripe Terminal.
Stripe’s Tap to Pay for Android is now available in beta for businesses in the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.
It supports transactions made with mobile payments such as Google Pay, as well as Mastercard, Visa and American Express debit and credit cards. Merchants can accept contactless in-person payments via these methods using a near-field contact (NFC) enabled Android phone or tablet.
Using Tap to Pay on Android, Stripe says businesses can “build and customise” in-person checkouts without traditional point-of-sale (POS) hardware.
Tap to Pay operates on Stripe Terminal, which includes a set of APIs and SDKs supporting in-person payments with developer interfaces, card readers and logistics management.
The function is also “fully integrated” with the rest of Stripe, so businesses can manage their in-person and online payments in one place, track customer transactions across channels and simplify reporting and revenue reconciliation.
Google Payments director of product management Dong Min Kim says: “Contactless payments are increasingly becoming the norm, therefore it’s crucial that businesses of all sizes are able to accept this form of payment.”
The Tap to Pay feature was initially made available for Apple’s iPhone in February last year.