AusPost latest to embrace digital payment at checkout

australia-postAustralia Post on Thursday rolled out new point-of-sale (POS) systems across 3600 post offices that will allow customers to pay with wearable and mobile devices.

The move comes after Coles and Woolworths have started ramping up their adoption of digital payment acceptance at checkout, as more Australians leave their wallets at home and prefer to pay with mobile devices.

The new devices accept payment via Apple Pay and Halo rings, among others, and promise to provide better accessibility for those with vision and hearing impairments.

“We considered all of our customers’ needs when designing the new POS,” David McNamara, the general manager of Austrlia Posts’s post office network, said.

“We have continuously embraced and adopted new technology throughout our 209 year history, making sure we are inclusive of all of our customers from those who are new to technology and those who want faster payment systems.

“The system includes the latest in payment hardware and software technology, improved usability for those with special needs, and reliability. It is designed for a host of future capabilities, including the ability to digitally sign on screen when collecting parcels and registered letters.”

The POS technology is due to be implemented across all 3600 post offices by the end of August.

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