Samsung has inked partnerships with the top point-of-sale (POS) manufacturers, including Verifone, Ingenico, First Data Clover, PAX Technology, Equinox, ID TECH, MagTek, USA ePay and OTI Global.
Samsung wants to accelerate mobile payment adoption by ensuring the best possible user experience at merchants’ POS systems during checkout.
Samsung Pay is the only contactless payment solution that works at over 90 percent of the top 250 retailers and the vast majority of merchants, including small, local businesses.
Working with the largest POS makers, Samsung Pay is driving toward the goal of universal merchant acceptance, which is critical to consumer adoption. Samsung Pay uses both Near Field Communication (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST).
MST is Samsung’s technology that delivers secure transactions for new EMV chip and NFC terminals, as well as traditional, magnetic stripe terminals, enabling consumers to use Samsung Pay almost anywhere they can swipe or tap a card.
The announced partnerships will help systematically test and validate the different POS systems in the field to ensure maximum compatibility and universal acceptance for Samsung Pay.
Using Samsung Pay is faster than using a chip card, and safer than swiping a mag stripe card because tokenization protects against copy and reuse at even mag-stripe-only terminals. With tokenization of MST and NFC transactions Merchants receive Card Present rates with no liability shift, regardless of what type of POS terminals they use.
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