Apple today announced that it has partnered with PayAnywhere, a credit card reader, in the United States. The partnership will see PayAnywhere readers accept Apple Pay as a payment method, and will also see the readers going on sale across Apple’s retail stores in the US.
The PayAnywhere card reader is a mobile payment reader that accepts a variety of cards and payment methods including the old magnetic stripe ones and the new contactless NFC based ones.
As a promotional offer, PayAnywhere will be offering all Apple Pay customers free processing for the first $5,000 worth of transactions that they will be doing. The only catch here is that this offer will only be available for new PayAnywhere accounts only.
“We are very excited to launch sales exclusively in Apple Stores throughout the country,” said Marc Gardner, CEO of PayAnywhere, in a statement. “To demonstrate how simple and easy it is to accept Apple Pay, we have chosen to offer all customers the first $5,000 free in Apple Pay transaction processing with a new PayAnywhere account.”
PayAnywhere card readers serve at more than 300,000 locations in the United States.[Via CNBC]