Timpson Group is rolling out contactless payment to all its Timpson shoe repair stores and Max Spielmann photo processing outlets in partnership with Barclaycard.
From October 2011, the service will be offered in all of the Group’s 860 branches, offering shoppers a quick way to pay.
Many of the stores are based in shopping centres, supermarkets and train stations, making contactless payment an ideal choice for customers passing through or in a rush, said Barclaycard.
James Timpson, managing director of Timpson, said: “Our customers have always been, and always will be, the most important people to our business. Introducing contactless means we’ll be able to reduce queuing time and offer customers an alternative and quicker way to pay. We were extremely impressed with Barclaycard from the word go. Not only does it have an excellent track record in working with multi-site retailers but it really understood the culture of Timpson and our customers’ needs.”
Richard Armstrong, head of UK payment acceptance at Barclaycard, said: “This year has seen a whole host of companies and brands sign up to contactless payments and it is great to see such a well established and long serving business like Timpson embrace this innovative and growing technology. Having installed 200 terminals each week the roll out is now almost complete and Timpson and its customers can start to reap the benefits of contactless.”
Following the launch of the UK first contactless mobile payment service in May 2011, by Barclaycard and Orange, Timpson customers will also be able to pay for their goods using their mobile phones.