Salisbury, UK, 19 September 2011. Greggs, expert bakers for over 70 years and now a leading UK supplier of convenience bakery products, has announced it is now accepting payments by card across its countrywide network of over 1,500 stores, employing more than 3,500 Spire Payment devices.
Spire Payments’ Optimum T4220 terminals, which include contactless technology, enable customers to ‘touch and pay’ in less than a second, helping to reduce queue times during peak trading periods and particularly at lunch time.
Card acceptance is now fully deployed across the Greggs store network and a phased roll out of contactless payment acceptance is now well underway to equip each outlet.
A spokesperson at Greggs said "Card payments and especially contactless payments are extremely suitable for our growing business. The vast majority of the transactions are below £15 and the introduction of contactless payments will greatly enhance the customer experience within Greggs".
A spokesperson at Lloyds TSB Cardnet said "We and our partners are very pleased to support Greggs, the UK’s leading baker with the acceptance of payments via card and contactless cards. We are sure that their customers’ experience will be enhanced by speed of transaction and convenience. New and regular customers to Greggs will be pleased to know that they have the ability to pay by card."
Dave Millener, Managing Director of Spire Payments UK added, "We are delighted to have been selected by Greggs as their provider of card and contactless payment technology across their business. The award of this contract represents a significant step change in the acceptance of contactless technology within the UK.”
About Spire Payments
Spire Payments is an independent provider of point of sale hardware and software solutions and is one of the original pioneers of secure electronic payment systems, delivering real customer value and secure protection. The company supplies a comprehensive range of fixed, portable and mobile payment terminals, as well as PIN pads and unattended devices for integration with cash register systems and self-service kiosks. With offices in Spain and UK, and some of Europe’s top financial and retail organisations among its customers, Spire Payments has been at the forefront of electronic payments for the past 30 years. The company is committed to providing best-in-class products and services incorporating the highest levels of security at a competitive total cost of ownership.
For further information contact Penny Mansergh on 01722 430212