Tim Hortons used to only accept cash, which is smart for not giving the full revenue to the CCRA, then they adopted debit and credit card payments. More recently they teamed up with Rogers Wireless and CIBC for payments by smartphone via their “suretap” mobile payment service.
To bring them closer to a cashless business, Tim Hortons has updated their TimmyMe app and allowed NFC-enabled BlackBerry 10 smartphones, plus Android and iOS devices (via barcodes) for customers to pay for their order from their device — you’ll just need to download the app to make it happen.
In a press release today, Tim Hortons said the “barcode payment pilot program in the Niagara region in Canada and at select USA Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurants in Maine, Michigan, New York, and Ohio. The barcode technology, which provides a scan-to-pay option once a Tim Card has been registered on the TimmyMe app, supports Apple devices running OS 6.0 or later and Android devices running OS 4.0 or later.”