Oktoberfest Will Accept Mobile Payments
The worldwide acceptance of mobile payments took another step forward when it was announced that they will be taken at this year’s Oktoberfest.
Small vendors at the world’s largest fair will be able to accept card payments from customers for the first time by simply using an iPhone, a special app and an EMV chip reader plugged into their phone. Customers verify themselves with a signature on the touchscreen.
The app was developed by the Munich-based payworks and works with the Austrian payment service provider, PayUnity.
Seven million visitors are expected at this year’s Oktoberfest which runs from September 22 through October 7.