Contactless payments increase convenience

Posted by Josette Dunn on 8th November 2010

7-Eleven has teamed up with MasterCard to offer its customers a faster way to pay at their 400+ stores.


MasterCard® PayPassTM is MasterCard’s new contactless card. It’s like having exact change wherever you go. A simple tap of your card against a reader is all that is required to pay at the checkout.

With almost 4 million MasterCard PayPass cards already in the wallets of Australians, it means the convenience is here today.

7-Eleven’s Chief Executive Officer, Warren Wilmot said, “We are pleased to be partnering with MasterCard to offer this service. We are constantly on the lookout for products and services that make our customer’s lives more convenient. MasterCard PayPass is an example of another great new convenient service we are offering at 7-Eleven. With MasterCard PayPass, our customers not only have an added choice on how they want to pay but also, a convenient and secure payment service.

7-Eleven is the first petrol and convenience retailer to provide the MasterCard PayPass service in Australia.

MasterCard’s Australian Country Manager, Andrew Cartwright said MasterCard PayPass speeds up transactions at the checkout, because for transactions of less than $100, there is no need to sign or enter your PIN. Cardholders simply ‘tap’ their MasterCard PayPass enabled card against a MasterCard PayPass reader until they hear the beep. You don’t even need to wait for the receipt (unless you want to)!

“MasterCard continues to lead the way in developing and implementing innovative payments technology,” Mr Cartwright said.

“That’s because we’re driven by delivering on our promise to consumers and merchants of convenience, efficiency and payments security. Contactless MasterCard PayPass transactions are redefining the payments landscape here in Australia because the card never actually leaves the cardholder’s hand.

“In short, MasterCard PayPass means Australians can shop safely, queue less and experience the convenience of a cashless transaction.”