"Contactless payments" consist of both Apple Pay and Android Pay and uses the same technology as EMV and PIN transactions. Needless to say, it is one of the most secure ways to transact as a consumer and business owner. When accepting a contactless payment, cardholders may be prompted to enter their PIN number for additional security. Accepting contactless payments come at no additional cost for to the merchant.
What Fattmerchant equipment offers contactless payment technology?
All Fattmerchant issued hardware, minus mobile readers, come pre-programmed with contactless technology. If your equipment is not currently enabled for contactless technology, please contact your account manager to enable the hardware.
How do I accept a contactless payment?
Merchants will go through their typical sales process until they get to the card entry screen. On this screen, the customer will be prompted to "swipe, insert, or tap." Consumers must tap their card or device on the machine/pin pad until the screen changes.
How secure are contactless payments?
As previously stated, this payment method is encrypted with the same technology as EMV and PIN transactions. Additionally, instances of fraud on contactless cards and devices are more rare than swiped or dipped transactions.