Apple Pay to be introduced across The Co-operative Food: The Co-operative Food will become the largest UK retailer to provide Apple Pay throughout its stores.
Launched today, Apple Pay allows shoppers to use their iPhone or Apple Watch to make secure payments.
Although The Co-operative Food is not a launch partner, the method of payment will soon become possible throughout the Manchester retailer’s 11,800 tills.
The Co-operative Food’s marketing and communications director, Amanda Jennings, said the following: “As a convenience retailer, it’s important for us to be pioneers of quicker and easier payment methods so that our savvy shoppers have the best possible experience.
“We’ve already seen how contactless payments have become second nature to our customers, and the ease of Apple Pay is perfectly aligned with how we want our customers to shop – the £20 limit also suits our average shopper’s basket spend, so we welcome the new payment method.”
Deloitte yesterday revealed research that suggests Apple Pay will be a bigger hit in the UK than it has been in the US.
MBNA of Chester is part of the first group of banks to accept the payment platform. CEO Ian O’Doherty had this to say: “At MBNA, our passion is to make our customers’ lives easier. That’s why our team has pulled out all of the stops to ensure all our customers can access Apple Pay right from day one. Not all card providers can say the same.”
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