Perkwave builds in Apple Pay for pay-at-the-table

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PERKWAVE: Diners can pay at the table by scanning a QR code and using Apple Pay

Harbortouch, a US-based point-of-sale system and merchant services provider, has unveiled Perkwave, a mobile app that uses Apple Pay to let customers pay at the table in participating restaurants. The service also includes loyalty and rewards functionality to encourage customers to pay using their mobile device.

To pay customers simply open the app and scan a QR code that appears on their bill. They are then presented with an on-screen itemised bill and the opportunity to add a tip, and press a “pay with Apple Pay” button to conclude the transaction.

“We have over 15,000 restaurant locations currently enabled for Perkwave acceptance and expect to add another 15,000 this year,” says Harbortouch CEO Jared Isaacman. “We also have tens of thousands of additional retail merchants who are able to accept Apple Pay’s NFC payment functionality using an integrated NFC reader.

“With Apple’s proven track record of shaping trends on a global scale, Apple Pay is likely to be the first mobile payment solution to gain mainstream adoption.”