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NCR Releases Mobile Pay For Self-Service Retailers

NCR Mobile Pay is a new solution designed to enable self-service mobile POS in restaurants. A variety of merchants — from quick-serve restaurants to fine dining establishments — can implement NCR Mobile Pay without adding infrastructure. Integrated into NCR Aloha POS, Mobile Pay encrypts and accepts credit card information with password protection.

Restaurant patrons can leverage NCR Mobile Pay to browse their bills, re-order menu items and alert their server, among other capabilities. With seamless access to order information, merchants can improve order accuracy, increase speed of service and reduce credit card fraud, according to NCR.

With NCR Mobile Pay restaurants will provide “added transparency and more connectivity,” said Mike Finley, VP and CTO of Hosted Solutions for NCR, in an interview with Retail TouchPoints. “Restaurants can still have that traditional waiter-to-customer experience, or consumers can choose to use NCR Mobile Pay to obtain access to the variety of extra features and capabilities.”

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A number of merchants, including City Winery, already have implemented Mobile Pay, Finley noted. The solution can be accessed via a QR code or mobile browser

“Consumers are walking in a store with technology in their pocket,” Finley said. “This product intends to connect consumers to the restaurant system to make a purchase, track wait times, manage their checks and access loyalty points to interact with the restaurant system more seamlessly.”

In 2013, Mobile Pay is scheduled to be available to all Aloha system users, according to Finley, enabling a larger variety of payment options within the solution.

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