Boots UK goes contactless


Boots UK, Visa Europe and WorldPay say that customers are able to pay

A contactless card at POS
Boots completes high street contactless roll out

with their contactless cards at all Boots UK stores, following the successful completion of the roll out of contactless terminals.

UK consumers made over 8 million contactless purchases in August 2013 with an average spend value of £6.55, according to the latest figures from Visa Europe. This growth has been driven by consumers becoming increasingly comfortable with using contactless technology, supported by a 23% increase year on year in the number of contactless cards and a 135% increase year on year in the number of contactless terminals.

“At Boots UK, we are continually looking for new ways to offer our customers great shopping experiences. Contactless payment saves time for both our customers and staff during peak trading periods by speeding up traditional card payment and reducing transaction and queue times,” explains Nigel Shortt, Head of Delivery – retail, Boots UK, said.

“The initial stages of our roll out demonstrated that consumers enjoy the benefits of contactless payments and we are delighted that this is now possible in all Boots UK stores.”

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