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Online retailers back Android Pay

Online retailers including The Iconic, Catch of the Day and Kogan will make Android Pay available within their apps when Google launches the service in Australia during the first half of 2016.

Android Pay enables tap and go smartphone payments in stores. Within apps it saves shoppers from having to re-enter their payment or address details at the checkout.

Google announced today it expects the feature will be available in e-commerce apps including Catch of the Day, EatNow, GoCatch, Kogan.com, Menulog, OzSale, Rewardle, and The Iconic.

Traditional retailers, such as Coles and 7-Eleven, and financial institutions including Westpac and ANZ, will make the service available to their customers when it launches next year.

“Aussies will be able to use Android Pay everywhere contactless payments are accepted,” Google product management director, Pali Bhat, wrote in a blog post.

“You will also be able to use Android Pay for fast checkout within apps – no more entering your payment or address details every time you want to shop.”

Google is also working with leading payment providers such as Braintree, eWay, First Data, and Stripe to make accepting Android Pay easier across stores and apps.

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