Month: July 2020

The Coronavirus Is Pushing Wider Acceptance of Contactless Payments

As the economy reopens, businesses are rapidly adopting touch-free payment technologies to help keep both consumers and staff safe. Diana Gamboa was in the middle of the busy tax preparation season when the COVID-19 outbreak forced her business, Diana’s Tax Services, into shutdown. As she contemplated a late April reopening, Gamboa knew she would need to…
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July 27, 2020 0

Contactless payments: The future is here

If contactless payments were oncea solution in search of a problem — as skeptics long maintained — their moment has finally arrived. Before the pandemic, it wasn’t much of a hassle for most U.S. shoppers to insert a physical card and type a few buttons on a terminal. Sure, some early tech adopters embraced Apple…
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July 14, 2020 0

How the Pandemic Has Hastened Small Merchants’ Conversion to Contactless And Online Channels

Evidence continues to accumulate that the Covid-19 pandemic is not only boosting contactless and online payments, but doing so in historically short order. Some 48% of small and medium-size merchants reported in mid-June that they had observed an increase in the number of consumers either using contactless payments or asking about doing so. That’s up…
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July 1, 2020 0