How to use Tap to Pay on Android

Tap to Pay feature on Android

In recent years, mobile payment technologies have revolutionized the way we conduct financial transactions. One of the most popular and convenient payment methods is “Tap to Pay,” a contactless payment option that enables your clients to pay for the services you provide simply by tapping their mobile devices on your phone.

How does Tap to Pay work

Tap to pay is not available by default on Android, that’s why you need a third-party payment platform. With Goldie’s Stripe integration, you will be able to take secure payments in person easily.

At checkout, your clients will be able to pay with their contactless card or directly with their digital wallet via the device’s NFC system. This payment method is 100% secure and encrypted. 

Who can use the Tap to Pay feature

Tap to Pay on Android makes accepting contactless payments safe and private. In addition, your business and customer data is protected thanks to the built-in security features of your device.

This exclusive payment method is available to Goldie users who have activated payments and are located in the US and other countries. Also, their device must:

  • Run Android 9 or higher version
  • Contain functioning NFC antenna and chipset
  • Not be rooted and device bootloader is locked and unchanged
  • Leverage Google Mobile Services
  • Have a hardware backed keystone.

You can read more about Tap to Pay for Android here.

How to accept contactless payments on Android with Goldie

First, you must set up payment processing in the Goldie app. Here’s an article on how to do it. You must be aware that with Goldie, there are three payment options available:

  • Cash
  • Via payment link
  • Tap to Pay (US, UK and Canada only)

Then, ensure you have a compatible device and have updated your software to the latest version. Now that you’re all set, let’s move to the Tap to Pay option. 

How to charge your customer using Tap to Pay?

The client can be charged using two methods: using the action card or the appointment details screen.

– If you are using the Action Card: Tap on the Complete button > Take Payment; select the Tap to Pay method.

– If you tap on the appointment details screen: Tap on the appointment > tap Take Payment and select the preferred payment method (Tap to Pay).

When you choose the Tap to Pay method, and new screen will open. The default tipping option will be 20%.

*Note: You can choose to disable the tipping or adjust the percentage.

Finally, you will activate the Tap to Pay process by tapping the Charge button.

What happens when you press the charge button?

When you tap on the Charge button, a new screen will be displayed: Please Tap to Pay!

If the payment is successful, you will be able to see that the transaction was accepted.

If the payment was unsuccessful, the transaction will be declined, and you will be able to retry chargint the customer.

*Note: The payments option is available in the Goldie app under the Pro and Team plans. Wanna give it a try? Upgrade your account right now, or if you don’t have the app installed, click here to download it for free!

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