Tap to Pay on iPhone launched today in France, the eighth country to gain access to the ultra-convenient payment system for small businesses – although some big brands are also adopting it.
Nine banks and financial services companies are ready to launch, with others joining the rollout in France “soon”; …
Pay by touch on iPhone
Initially, small businesses that wanted to accept card payments had to buy or rent an expensive specialized card terminal. The first models were wired before wireless versions came along.
Then a simpler and cheaper solution appeared in the form of small contactless payment devices that used a Bluetooth connection to the iPhone. The company will enter the amount into the iPhone app and the consumer will tap the contactless device to pay.
Tap to Pay on iPhone makes the experience even more convenient by eliminating the need for a separate contactless box. . Instead, the consumer taps their card, iPhone or Apple Watch against the company's iPhone.
The feature was first announced last February and has been gradually rolled out in the US through a growing range of payment processors. It later expanded internationally to Taiwan, Australia, the UK, the Netherlands, Brazil and Ukraine.
Now in France
Apple today announced its launch in France.
Tap to Pay on iPhone is available for payment platforms. and app developers in France who can integrate it with their iOS apps and offer it as a payment acceptance option to their business clients.
BPCE Group (Banques Populaires, Caisses d’Epargne and Payplug) a Adyen, myPOS, Revolut, SumUp, Viva Wallet and Worldline now offer Tap to Pay on iPhone to their professional clients in France, with BNP Paribas, Crédit Coopératif, Market Pay, Stancer and Stripe joining soon.
It is interesting to note that it is used not only by small businesses, but also by some large brands.
Today, the Tap to Pay function is available on The iPhone is available in all Apple Stores in France and has been rolled out at many points of sale, including Christian Dior Couture stores owned by the LVMH group, Dyson, Rituals and Cézanne. The Addition has integrated Tap to Pay on iPhone into its cash-out system, used by thousands restaurants in France. Sephora, which is also part of the LVMH group, will roll out Tap to Pay on iPhone in its stores in France in the coming weeks.
France is technically the eighth “region”. #8217; access the service, since the list of countries includes Taiwan. While the rest of the world actually views and treats it as a separate country, both governments and companies use the diplomatic term “region”.