The solution being tested in the trial supports two scenarios: first, shopping and paying on a phone where the consumer is able to select merchandise they want to purchase, select their payment method, provide their shipping information and enter their PIN to authenticate the transaction. Accoridng to MasterCard, an EMV-compliant cryptogram is supplied by the phone directly to the merchant’s payment gateway for processing. In the second scenario, the consumer is able to start their shopping on a PC or tablet, and then complete the payment step on their phone using a secure QR code that connects the mobile PayPass application in the user’s phone securely to the merchant’s online shopping cart.
In both cases, coupons and vouchers can be applied in real-time as the consumer shops, and e-receipts presented upon successful payment, said the card company. The trial, which began in mid-October, will run through the first quarter of 2013.
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