Equinox Payments announced Tuesday (Jan. 17) that all of its Equinox terminal solutions are now integrated with Android Pay.
In a press release, Equinox Payments said it is the first terminal provider to implement the new version of Android Pay across all of its product lines, including the L5300 multi-lane terminals, which are used by Walgreens. Walgreens is the first retailer to implement Android Pay in all of its stores nationwide.
“Integrating our Balance Rewards loyalty program with Android Pay on all of the Equinox checkout terminals in our stores nationwide is another example of how we are always looking to enhance our customers’ in-store experience,” Abhi Dhar, chief digital officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and CIO of Walgreens, said in the press release. “It was evident just last month during the holiday shopping season that many of our Balance Rewards members enjoy the benefits of linking our loyalty program with mobile payments. We’re offering a convenient and secure way for our members to earn and redeem loyalty points in-store, eliminating the need to separately scan or enter their Balance Rewards card.”
According to Equinox, retailers and software partners that develop solutions on Equinox’s Apollo, L5000 and Luxe terminal lines are eligible to use this latest Android Pay technology since Equinox has integrated Android Pay to its baseline software.
“The migration from cards to mobile wallets intensifies the demand for a quick and easy payment experience, and our integration with Android Pay makes this possible,” said Rob Hayhow, vice president of Equinox, in the same press release. “Shoppers can simply tap their phones at the terminal, which replaces the time-consuming process of entering loyalty program information, inserting a chip card for payment and waiting for the transaction to complete.”