Shoppers at the OneTouch stores, which include 214 newsagents, Coffee Republic, Threshers, Books Etc and Yo! Sushi, will be able to touch the terminal with their card instead of entering a PIN or signature on all transactions of £10 and under.
The outlets have signed up to the technology ahead of the autumn launch of Barclaycard OnePulse, the three-in-one card featuring Transport for London's Oyster card, credit and contactless capability. Installation of the terminals will be gradually rolled out from mid-September.
Barclaycard Business expects several thousand stores to be able to accept contactless payments by the end of the year.