Insomnia Coffee Company launches contactless payment terminals

15 November 2012

Insomnia customers will now be able to wave their contactless payment card in front of the terminal and pay for a cup of coffee in less than a second!

Contactless payment cards can be used for transactions up to €15 without the need for a PIN. Contactless technology reduces transaction time and means less queuing for customers and more time to enjoy that steaming hot cup of coffee.

Commenting on the launch of the card, Bobby Kerr, Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Company, said: “Insomnia customers want to get their morning coffee quickly and Payzone’s new contactless payment terminals shorten the transaction time considerably. The majority of transactions in Insomnia are under €15 so this is a service we believe will be very popular with our customers. We are rolling out the new contactless payment terminals across all our High Street store outlets nationwide over the next few weeks so Insomnia customers will be able to avail of the service in any of our High Street coffee shops.’

Jim Deignan, Managing Director, Payzone, said: ‘Payzone provides payment solutions across a range of products and services. We are moving rapidly towards a cashless society and Payzone offers the technology to support that.”

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About Payzone:

Payzone is Ireland’s largest branded consumer payments acceptance network. The company also operates across Europe providing a wide range of payments services in the UK, Sweden, Greece, Germany and Romania. Payzone implements and operates payment networks including mobile top-ups, tolling payments, credit and debit card processing, bill payment, pre-paid debit cards and electronic gift solutions.  Payzone processes over 380 million transactions annually.

About Insomnia
Established in 1997, Insomnia Coffee Company has become an iconic Irish brand.  The company is the largest independently owned coffee shop chain in the Republic of Ireland having grown from a single location in a Galway bookstore to a presence of over 60 coffee shops on the high streets of Ireland. The Company has additional outlets through partnerships with Eason, Spar, Meadows & Byrne, Plantagen (Gardenworks) and An Post. It also has over 150 Insomnia branded self-service coffee machines operating nationwide.   Growth to date has been fuelled through organic growth as well as through the 2003 merger with gourmet Sandwich Company Bendini and Shaw and the 2005 acquisition of the cafe chain Perk. Insomnia has recently announced a launch of retail franchise offering to drive further growth.

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