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Sheetz, Inc., the mid-Atlantic convenience store chain, announced yesterday that it will be the first retailer in the nation to accept MasterCard International's radio frequency-based payment option, MasterCard PayPass, across its entire chain of 305 stores.

PayPass cardholders can pay for purchases at Sheetz by simply tapping their PayPass-enabled payment card on a specially equipped terminal that utilizes an RF chip to complete a payment transaction, eliminating the need for customers to hand over their payment card to a merchant or manually swipe it through a reader. If the transaction is under $25 – which 80 percent of all Sheetz transactions are – then customers don’t even have to sign the receipt.
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