Swindon benefits from wide variety of payment options

By Swindon Link - 25 May 2022


Consumers in Swindon are benefitting from modern technology, which makes payments easier and more convenient. Let’s take a look at some of the payment options on offer which are improving the lives of the people of Swindon.


PayPal is not just a payment service for big businesses. The prevalence of the online payment system by a diverse range of businesses in Swindon highlights its popularity as a payment option. Local small businesses are starting to take advantage of the simplicity of PayPal transactions, for example, Blade Motorcycles allows its customers to reserve a bike via PayPal and the Medical Herbalist and Physiotherapist Lyn Blythe accepts payment via PayPal.

In addition, the Swindon Town Football Club Community Foundation has teamed up with the payment service to process donations from the public. The benefit of this arrangement is that there are no transaction fees, so the foundation will receive 100% of the donation. It has recently been reported that the people of Swindon will be able to purchase the Big Issue thanks to contactless technology as the magazine sellers use a Zettle by PayPal card reader on their mobile devices.

PayPal has become omnipresent since its launch in 1998 and various industries are recognising the convenience of the payment service. For instance, within the online gambling sector, there is now an increasing number of PayPal casinos in the UK, including Grosvenor Casino, which reflects the popularity of the online payment option. As the years have gone by, PayPal has become a diversified product that ensures security as well as ease of use for its users.


Tap On, Tap Off

The contactless payment service Tap On, Tap Off provided by Swindon's Bus Company offers a range of benefits to passengers. It provides contactless and paperless tickets, which also automatically calculate the best fare available for travel on any particular day.

Not only this, but Tap On, Tap Off is moving with the times by allowing passengers to pay via Apple Pay and Android Pay, alongside the traditional payment options Visa and Mastercard. The payment service is quick, easy and convenient as passengers no longer have to tell the bus driver their destination and a paper ticket is not required.

Quick and easy to use

Passengers simply need to Tap On by using the ticket machine located by the driver at the beginning of their journey and Tap Off when their journey is at an end by using the tap of the reader, which is located by the exit door, to pay via one of the aforementioned contactless payment methods. The payment scheme is for adult passengers who want to buy single or day-rider tickets, however, it should be noted that it is not suitable for children or young person fares, group tickets, or passengers who require a travel pass that can be used on Stagecoach buses or customers who want to buy discounted tickets directly from the bus driver as part of promotions.

Modern technology has provided a number of payment options which are quick, easy and convenient. The prevalence of online payment services such as PayPal and contactless services such as Tap On, Tap Off is making life easier for the people of Swindon and we are likely to see an increase in the number of businesses offering these payment options in the future.

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