There has been reports that Tanioka's Seafood and Catering is refusing to accept NFC mobile wallet payents stating "it's a security concern." Whatever the reason, reducing or restricting forms of payment because it is "unknown" or "new" is bad for business. For this reason, we are removing them from the accepted merchant list until this issue is resolved. We hope that all merchants realize that giving customers more choices in payment options will increase sales.
Times Supermarket in Royal Kunia has upgraded their credit card terminals to the Verifone MX915 which has an NFC receiver behind the screen. It has been verified by HNL NFC that the POS terminal does indeed accept NFC transactions like Google Wallet and Apple Pay. It is likely that with the new federal regulations for future EMV Chip cards, that all Times Supermarkets in Hawaii will receive the upgraded terminals with the added ability to accept NFC payments.
Target has recently upgraded their credit card terminals to the NFC capable large-screen mutimedia capable Verifone MX925 but has intentionally disabled the NFC receiver because they are part of the MCX alliance. It has been verified at the Kapolei location that the NFC has been disabled.
Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) is a company created by a consortium of U.S. retail companies to develop a merchant-owned mobile payment system, which will be called "CurrentC." The joint venture was announced on August 15, 2012.
The company is led by merchants such as 7-Eleven, Alon Brands, Best Buy, CVS Health, Darden Restaurants; HMSHost, Hy-Vee, Lowe's, Michaels, Publix, Sears Holdings, Shell Oil Products US, Sunoco, Target Corporation and Walmart. The initial retailers that are part of the new company account for about $1 trillion in annual sales