Boots introduces contactless payment option at all ROI stores

Boots has introduced a contactless payment option at all its stores across the Republic of Ireland.

The option, which is being delivered through a partnership with Streamline and Visa Europe, allows customers to pay for items totalling less than €15 by touching the point-of-sale terminal with their contactless Visa card. Using this method, customers do not have to enter their personal identification number (PIN).

“Our aim is to offer customers a great shopping experience with quick, easy ways to pay and we believe that contactless payment is one way to deliver this,” said Boots Ireland managing director, Debbie Smith. “The new technology should help to reduce transaction and queuing times.”

“Contactless payments make in-store payments faster and easier for both consumers and retailers and today’s announcement is another step towards making this new technology a high street reality,” said Conor Langford, vice president Ireland, Visa Europe.