Tappit has partnered with secure identification provider Clear to enhance the rollout of contactless payment methods at a range of venues and sites, including sports centres, retail premises and colleges.

The partners intend to leverage their respective technology and mobile identity verification platforms to provide a ‘seamless experience for consumers’ to verify identities and ages for restricted purchases, such as alcohol at sports venues.

By using their mobile phones, customers will be able to use the duo’s offering to conduct transactions without handling cash or cards, whilst the partners will also work to keep personal identity and payment information security in-app to allow easy mobile use.

Tappit CEO, Jason Thomas, stated: “Our first priority at Tappit is to ensure a safe, frictionless experience for fans – allowing them to support their favorite teams or artists without worrying about spreading germs, or if their personal information is at risk.

“We’re excited to be working with Clear to make the fan experience even better. Not only will the relationship help us maintain health and safety; it will allow for a more seamless and secure payment and identification process.”

With regards to sports, Tappit and Clear aim to ‘enhance the post-pandemic fan experience’ by introducing a range of contactless payments solutions as stadiums begin to re-increase their capacity limits after over a year of restricted attendances.

The partnership represents a further extension of Tappit’s presence in the sports space, having integrated cashless technology at a number of major US sports venues. 

Notable sports clubs to have linked with the firm include the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Football League (NFL)’s Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs.

Clear CEO, Caryn Seidman-Becker, commented: “We are thrilled to partner with Tappit to help shape the future fan experience across sports stadiums and venues.

“Whether at the game or airport, you are always you and together this partnership is helping fans spend less time proving their identity and more time enjoying the game.”