Apple is now rolling out Tap to Pay on iPhone in the Netherlands, says a report from iCulture.nl, allowing independent sellers, small merchants, and large retailers in the country to use iPhones as a payment terminal.
Introduced in February 2022, the feature allows individuals and merchants with an iPhone XS or newer to accept contactless payments through supported iPhone apps. The merchant simply holds out their iPhone, and the customer holds their iPhone, Apple Watch, another digital wallet, or contactless credit card near the device and a secure payment will be made via NFC technology.
Adyen and SumUp are the first payment platforms to offer Tap to Pay on iPhone to business customers in the Netherlands, with Rabobank, Klearly, Revolut, Stripe, Viva Wallet, Worldline, and myPOS coming soon.
Tap to Pay on iPhone will also roll out to Apple Store locations in the Netherlands in the coming weeks.
Apple Pay is accepted by more than 90% of US retailers, and with this new capability, virtually every business, big or small, will be able to allow their customers to Tap to Pay on iPhone at checkout. The Netherlands is the fifth region to support Tap to Pay, following rollouts in the U.K., Australia, and Taiwan earlier in the year. The feature rolled out in the U.S. in June 2022.