In a significant leap forward for small businesses and merchants, Wix, the global SaaS platform for online presence management, in collaboration with Stripe, has unveiled Tap to Pay on Android. This innovative functionality transforms Android devices into secure point-of-sale (POS) terminals, enabling businesses to accept contactless payments effortlessly.
This development comes on the heels of the successful launch of Tap to Pay on the iPhone six months ago, marking a pivotal moment for businesses seeking to streamline their in-person transactions.
With Tap to Pay on Android, Wix retailers now have the power to accept contactless payments without the need for additional hardware. This game-changing feature is seamlessly integrated into Wix Payments, allowing merchants to process payments using any compatible Android device.
The cornerstone of this innovation is the Wix Owner App, which effortlessly converts Android devices into versatile POS terminals. This means that merchants can conduct in-person commerce at any time and in any location, offering customers a simple, contactless checkout experience.
Additionally, what sets Tap to Pay on Android apart is its versatility in payment methods. Customers can now make purchases using credit cards, debit cards, Google Pay, and other digital wallets, providing them with a wide array of choices for seamless transactions.
Stripe, a global leader in online payment processing, has played a pivotal role in making this venture possible. Millions of businesses around the world rely on Stripe's Tap to Pay on Android for secure and efficient contactless payments. This collaboration has made it possible for small businesses and merchants to accept payments cost-effectively without the need for complex coding.
U.S. Wix Payments merchants utilizing Wix for eCommerce, bookings, and events can now harness the power of Tap to Pay on Android. This inclusion further enhances the Wix platform, which already offers a comprehensive range of commerce and business solutions, as well as advanced SEO and marketing tools. Additionally, businesses using Wix retain full ownership of their brand, data, and customer relationships.
Tap-to-pay technology is gaining immense popularity, catering to consumers' need for speed and control during the checkout process. In recent months, various eCommerce ecosystems and providers have announced their foray into this space, emphasizing its significance in the evolving landscape of retail.
As this technology continues to evolve, it is expected to redefine the way businesses conduct transactions, further solidifying Wix's position as a leading player in the global online presence management industry.