Android Pay is a mobile payment system that lets customers pay for goods using an Android device like a mobile phone or tablet. By adding their card details to their Android device, customers can use it to pay in-store for a swifter, smoother and more secure payment experience.
You might be thinking that this sounds like another gadget fad that will soon disappear, but just as the use of Contactless cards has skyrocketed since its introduction in 2007, Android Pay is expected to do the same. The reason? Speed of payment is vastly improved, meaning merchants can serve more customers in a shorter time period, and without the need to pull out their purse or wallet, the customer enjoys a smoother in-store experience.
Visa, MasterCard and American Express have all come on board with Android Pay, and participating banks include:
Millions of people in the UK already carry Android Pay-enabled devices, making this one card payment solution your business can’t afford to ignore.
There are a number of security measures in place to protect both customers and merchants.
Transaction limit: Currently, the Android Pay transaction limit is £30 — the same as Contactless payments. This speeds up smaller payments but prevents high value unauthorised purchases.
Virtual Account Number: Customer card details are replaced with a unique Android Pay Virtual Account Number, which is sent to the merchant’s terminal to complete payment.
Remote locking: Android Device Manager allows users to remotely lock their device if it’s misplaced or stolen. This protects merchants from accepting fraudulent payments and potentially incurring a Chargeback fee.
All of our card machines accept Android Pay as standard from all compatible Android devices. There is no extra charge to accept Android Pay and there is no fee applied to customers.
Quick and simple transactions
Smoother serving experience
Enjoyable customer experience
Improved security for all
More ways to take card payments
No additional fee
Find answers to all your Android Pay-related questions.
To accept Android Pay for your business, all you need is one of our card machines. Each one comes with Contactless, Apple Pay and Android Pay as standard. If customers want to pay with Android Pay, all they need to do is register their card details to their Android phone and follow the instructions.
There is no extra charge to accept Android Pay and there is no fee applied to customers. Contactless, Apple Pay and Android pay come as standard with our countertop, portable and mobile card machines.
Customers can use both credit and debit cards with Android Pay. All Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards can be used with Android Pay and they do not have to be Contactless. At the moment, corporate cards are not supported by Android Pay but customers can load multiple credit and debit cards into their Apple Wallet.
You can promote the fact that you accept Android Pay by downloading the Android Pay mark for your terminal screen or order Android Pay decal for your shopfront window and register. Letting your customers know that you’re set up to accept Android Pay can encourage them to spend more and can improve their experience for a higher return rate.
Processing the returns with Android Pay is easy. Use the customer’s Device Account Number to find the purchase on your terminal and process the return like you would with a regular Contactless payment.
Our Ingenico card terminals are configured to allow transactions of any amount with Android Pay devices. This means your customers can spend virtually any amount in-store, making it suitable for all kinds of businesses.