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  Reply # 1233832 10-Feb-2015 07:13
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Nil Einne:
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jarledb: From what I understand the average margin on groceries are very slim, so having to pay around 2% transaction fee would mean you are basically giving the groceries away. Thats why you won't see any of the big grocery chains accepting credit cards or paywave.



All supermarkets accept credit cards and now have Paywave/Paypass.




That isn't correct, neither of my local Pak'n'saves accept Paywave/Paypass. Credit card, sure, but insert and PIN only, at least as of about 1 month ago. For that matter, IIRC it was the same for the Mt Albert Pak'n'save about 4 months ago. Actually one of the Pak'n'saves seemed to get new terminals which looked like they will accept Paywave/pass, but they still don't.

Incidently, I don't know whether they moved from dialup or did something else, but their terminals got a lot faster a few months ago (this was before they upgraded them).


Foodstuffs announced a nationwide rollout of new terminals late last year that's still in progress. Last I heard there were a handful of stores to go.

Supermarkets haven't used dialup for years, Foodstuffs Wellington and Auckland (before the merger) at least have all used PC EFTPOS.



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  Reply # 1233833 10-Feb-2015 07:15
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mckenndk:
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Nil Einne: That isn't correct, neither of my local Pak'n'saves accept Paywave/Paypass.

My local New World doesn't have it either.


Neither does Ohakune, franchises probably have their own contract with eftpos companies than the mother company


Nope. New World (and other Foodstuffs stores) isn't a franchise, it's a co-operative.

All stores use the same technology, and an upgrade is under way across the country.



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