Wix and Stripe Collaborate to Bring Tap to Pay to Android
In a groundbreaking collaboration, Wix, the renowned global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, has joined forces with the payment processing giant, Stripe, to introduce the game-changing «Tap to Pay» feature on Android devices, as highlighted in The Fintech Global News. This strategic alliance aims to streamline in-person commerce for merchants based in the United States, marking a significant leap towards modernizing payment solutions.
This exciting update empowers Wix merchants to seamlessly accept secure and contactless payments directly through their Android devices, eliminating the need for any additional hardware. This development follows closely on the heels of Wix’s successful launch of Tap to Pay for Apple’s iPhone products, further solidifying the platform’s commitment to enhancing the merchant experience.
Amit Sagiv and Volodymyr Tsukur, co-heads of Wix Payments, expressed their enthusiasm for this expanded partnership with Stripe. «Our expanded partnership with Stripe enables merchants to turn their Android devices into a POS terminal so they can readily embrace the future of contactless payments,» they shared. «This launch is another step in our commitment to providing our merchants with the best tools to succeed online and offline, streamline their operations, and efficiently serve their customers.»
Through the Wix Owner App, any compatible Android device can now be transformed into a cutting-edge Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal. Leveraging Wix’s advanced and secure POS software, merchants can engage in in-person transactions virtually anywhere and at any time, ensuring their customers enjoy a seamless, contactless checkout experience. This development aligns with the broader industry trend of simplifying payment processes.
Customers can make payments with confidence and ease using a variety of methods, including credit cards, debit cards, Google Pay, and other digital wallets. This wide array of options caters to the diverse preferences of consumers while maintaining the highest standards of security.
John Affaki, Terminal Business Lead at Stripe, expressed his excitement about the collaboration, saying, «Stripe’s Tap to Pay on Android product has facilitated contactless payments for millions of businesses around the world. We’re excited to partner with Wix to provide this easy, cost-effective, no-code way to accept payments in more entrepreneurs’ pockets.»
The introduction of Tap to Pay on Android is poised to make a significant impact on the world of commerce. This innovative solution is available on compatible devices for Wix Payments merchants based in the United States, utilizing Wix for eCommerce, bookings, and events solutions. This partnership between Wix and Stripe marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of payment processing, bringing the future of contactless payments within reach for countless businesses and entrepreneurs.
The collaboration between Wix and Stripe to introduce Tap to Pay on Android underscores their dedication to enhancing the payment experience for merchants and customers alike. As the world continues to embrace contactless payment solutions, this partnership represents a significant step forward in modernizing the way we transact business. Stay tuned for further updates on this exciting development as it continues to reshape the landscape of in-person commerce.