Cards and Payments conference Australasia

A couple of images from the Cards and Payments conference in Sydney this week:

RFID posters that you can ‘tap’ with an NFC enabled smartphone to download the offer.


NFC ‘sticker’ that can be attached to a non-NFC enabled smartphone to make payments.

PayPal Here takes customer payments via iPhone/Android

PayPal have launched a new service called PayPal Here targeted at merchants looking for a way to take customer payments via mobile devices.

Currently available for iOS and Android devices the product consists of an app and physical mag-stripe reader that plugs into the smartphone.

Merchants load inventory into the app, take an order from a customer by adding or subtracting items from the menu and process payment by swiping the customer’s credit card.

Merchant fees (in Australia) are 2.4% plus a flat $0.30 charge for swiped cards and 2.9% + $0.30 for manually entered credit card details.

Here’s a video demonstrating how it works.