The start-up processor Bling Nation Ltd. said that consumers showed strong support for making purchases with contactless payment stickers during a recent test of the emerging technology.

The Palo Alto, Calif., company has developed an alternative debit system that lets community banks act as acquirers for local merchants. Consumers would be able to initiate debit purchases with the stickers, and the transactions would be carried on Bling's proprietary network.

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