Eye on Point of Sale: Contactless Test at Jimmy John’s And eTouchMenu’s POS Terminal Choice

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As the payments market, led by the card brands, preps for a potential increase in contactless transactions, sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is testing acceptance of EMV contactless payments.

Announced Thursday, the test will use a Verifone Systems Inc. Engage P400 device at an undisclosed number of Jimmy John’s locations, Verifone said in a press release. Processor Worldpay Inc. is involved, too.

A consumer makes a contactless payment at a Jimmy John’s location using a Verifone P400 device. (Image credit: Verifone)

The Verifone P400 device also can accept mobile payments from wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay. It features a touchscreen and multimedia capability. It also accepts contact EMV, magnetic stripe, and near-field communication payment types.

Champaign, Ill.-based Jimmy John’s has more than 2,700 locations, according to its Web site.

In related news, point-of-sale system and digital-menu provider eTouchMenu announced a partnership with POS terminal maker Ingenico Group. The deal will extend eTouchMenu’s software to Ingenico’s devices.

“As more restaurants demand solutions that allow their customers to pay at the point of service, it’s paramount that they’re able to select the solution that’s right for their business,” Christopher Dismukes, Ingenico Group North America’s Senior vice president of sales and mobile solutions, said in a press release. “By combining our range of mobile and Android-based tablet POS solutions with eTouchMenu’s solutions, merchants benefit from one complete solution that allows them to better serve their customers and enhance the overall guest experience, driving stronger loyalty in the process.”

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