We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Coles deploys PayPass across all stores

Australian supermarket operator, Coles, has deployed MasterCard's PayPass technology across 749 stores, enabling customers with eligible credit cards to pay without having to sign or provide a personal identification number (PIN).

Customers can use the PayPass system for purchases under $100. The technology allows customers with microchip-enabled cards to use a specially-fitted EFT terminal without the card physically touching the machine.

Read: Caltex rolls out PayPass to metro stores

Coles general manager of strategy and financial services, Richard Wormald, said the terminals were introduced in order to speed up purchases.

"It is about providing ways to make payments easier, faster, and more secure every time customers visit our stores," he said in a statement.

According to MasterCard Australasia head of market development and innovation, Matt Barr, the deal with Coles means there are now 100,000 PayPass terminals in operation across Australia.

Rival supermarket operator, Woolworths Limited (ASX: WOW), rolled out Visa's contactless payment technology, payWave, across all of its stores and retail subsidiary, Masters, in May 2011.

Follow Hamish Barwick on Twitter: @HamishBarwick Follow Computerworld Australia on Twitter: @ComputerworldAU, or take part in the Computerworld conversation on LinkedIn: Computerworld Australia


IDG UK Sites

Windows 10: the complete guide… so far

IDG UK Sites

8 reasons you should start a blog

IDG UK Sites

Apple says Watch April release date 'not confirmed' for the UK

IDG UK Sites

Apple Watch release date & UK price rumours: Apple Watch 'shipping in April' Tim Cook