Braintree partners with Apple Pay and Android Pay

Sally McMullen 30 August 2017

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You can now tap and pay with your smartphone with more Australian merchants.

The PayPal service Braintree has announced that it's partnering with Apple Pay and Android Pay through Braintree Direct for its merchants in Australia.

This means that you’ll be able to use your Apple or Android smartphone to make mobile contactless payments at a whole lot more of your favourite stores and restaurants. Or, if you’re a business owner who uses Braintree to process your payments, you can now offer your customers more options.

Head of Australia at Braintree Carolyn Breeze said that the company’s support for both of the digital wallets will help merchants offer richer and more flexible commerce experiences to their customers.

“We know Australians are spending more time on their mobile devices than ever before,” said Breeze. “With the majority of Australian consumers now shopping on their mobiles, it is becoming increasingly important for merchants to offer the most relevant and secure forms of payment.”

Mexican food chain and Australia’s fastest growing fast food company Guzman y Gomez is one of the first Braintree merchants in Australia to integrate Apple Pay.

Braintree already supported the use of American Express cards for Apple Pay and Android Pay payments, but today’s announcement also means that it will extend its support to Visa and Mastercard products in Australia.

While PayPal says that 71% of Australians shop on their mobiles and we know that contactless card payments are popular among Aussies, we haven’t seen mobile contactless wallets take off quite as quickly. In fact, a recent finder survey found that three out of four Australians don’t care about mobile payments. However, this may change as more Australian banks and payment processors partner with the likes of Apple Pay and Android Pay in the future.

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