Accept Contactless Payments in Just Three Steps With a Compatible iPhone

Businesses need a fast, simple method for accepting payments via credit and debit cards or digital wallets. Now, through GlossGenius’ partnership with Stripe, we’re bringing you a new way to accept in-person contactless payments with only an iPhone. For beauty pros and teams, your time is money. That’s why GlossGenius is giving you and your team another convenient option to help you save, protect, and maximize your time and earnings – our new Tap to Pay on iPhone functionality.

Tap to Pay on iPhone is built into your GlossGenius app, so you can accept contactless debit and credit cards, Apple Pay, and other NFC digital wallets in only a few simple steps. Just open the GlossGenius app on your iPhone, present the iPhone to the customer, and let them hold their card or device over the contactless symbol. That’s it – you’re done! Using GlossGenius, you can get the peace of mind that you'll always have a professional, secure way to accept client payments while keeping your business organized, and your clients will love how easy it is to check out!

We’ve outlined below exactly what you can expect from these new capabilities, and how you can get started with Tap to Pay on iPhone and GlossGenius.

Collect Payments Professionally, Even On the Go

Tap to Pay on iPhone gives you an easy way to collect payment without additional hardware, using the device you always have with you – your iPhone! This new method for contactless payments makes it easier to quickly accept payment, pack up, and move on to your next client. Plus, this new capability is part of the usual GlossGenius checkout process, meaning you can still effortlessly collect tips and book your client’s next appointment as you do today when checking out a client via GlossGenius.

Tap to Pay on iPhone uses the built-in features of iPhone to keep your business and your customer data private and secure. When a payment is processed, Apple does not store card numbers on the device or on Apple servers, so you can rest assured knowing your business stays yours.

"It’s important to us that we can deliver innovative solutions to customers quickly, so we’re excited to offer Tap to Pay on iPhone as a payment processing option for our members," said GlossGenius CEO and Founder Danielle Cohen-Shohet.

Quicker Payments to Eliminate Awkward Checkouts

Keeping clients waiting at checkout can be nerve-racking, especially for new or newly independent beauty pros. Rather than asking clients to enter their payment information at booking or key in their card details at the end of the appointment, you can quickly and securely accept payment with a tap on your iPhone screen.

Your clients can use a contactless card, Apple Pay and other digital wallets, or even their Apple Watch to complete their checkout process. You have total flexibility, while receiving all your payments to the same place. If your business needs a physical reader, the app will work with your GlossGenius Chief Money Machine card reader to give you additional flexibility.

Stay Organized With Your Bookings and Payments in One Place

Tap to Pay on iPhone is fully integrated with GlossGenius' booking and reporting, making it easy for you to pull up-to-date profit and expense reports whenever you need. When you use payment processing with GlossGenius, your clients have the flexibility to enter their payment information at the time of booking, or if they prefer, they can now seamlessly pay for their service in-person directly through your iPhone.

When your booking, expenses, and reporting all live in one place, it allows you to pull comprehensive reports about the health of your business, including analytics about your services, clients, expenses, and more. GlossGenius provides all of these insights so you can more quickly and easily build your empire!

How Does Tap to Pay on iPhone With GlossGenius Work?

Getting access to Tap to Pay on iPhone with GlossGenius couldn’t be easier – if you already use GlossGenius for payments, you’ll immediately be able to accept any touchless payment method when you’re using an iPhone XS or later device running iOS 15.5 or newer.

  1. Open GlossGenius on a compatible iPhone and select a client to check out.
  2. Present your iPhone to the customer.
  3. Your customer holds their contactless card horizontally or hovers their phone or Apple Watch at the top of your iPhone, over the contactless symbol.
  4. When you see the “Done” checkmark, the transaction is complete.

Note: We recommend setting up Tap to Pay on iPhone before processing a transaction, so that the feature has time to be properly configured. You may experience a one-minute processing time the first time you process a transaction with Tap to Pay on iPhone.

With Tap to Pay on iPhone with GlossGenius, you can accept all types of in-person, contactless payments, right on your iPhone – from physical debit and credit cards to Apple Pay and other digital wallets – no extra hardware needed. It’s easy, secure, and private.

Get Started With Payments on GlossGenius

If you still need to set up payment processing, simply head to Settings > Bank Account & Verification > Bank Details in the GlossGenius app and enter your business bank account information. Then take a quick moment to get yourself verified – head to Identity Verification and enter all relevant info. Tip: You will need your SSN or EIN handy!

Once you’re verified, you’ll immediately be able to accept Tap to Pay on iPhone payments.

If you have any questions about payment processing with GlossGenius, or would like some help setting up your account, contact our support team by email: or phone: 1-888-979-7864.

Legal note: Requires iPhone XS or later with iOS 15.5 or later. The Contactless Symbol is a trademark owned by and used with permission of EMVCo, LLC.

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