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NFC vs QR Code

With the COVID pandemic still being a major concern of people, sharing essential information with the citizens through effective means has become a necessity for the government. People are now more concerned about their safety than ever before. A report published by Walker shows that customer satisfaction and their experience will become the major factor …

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Everything You Need to Know About Contactless Payments During COVID-19

Contactless payments allow consumers to pay for goods or services without needing to physically swipe a card in a machine or pass the card to another person. By tapping a phone or card on or near a terminal, near-field communication (NFC) enables the consumer to transmit payment information without physically touching anything. For a variety …

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Coca-Cola Introduces New “Pour by Phone” Contactless Technology

Contactless payments have been there since the 1990s, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought it to the limelight. Moreover, the trend is here to stay for a more extended period, given the circumstances. Recently, the global beverage brand, Coca-Cola, is all set to add a variant by launching a contactless option for its consumers’ feasibility …

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Accepting Contactless Payments. What You Need to Know.

Your customers don’t want to touch your credit card machine. It’s nothing personal, they don’t really want to touch anything that they don’t have to these days. Luckily for those of us that still use hand held or counter top credit card machines to either swipe or dip the chip to accept payment, contactless solutions …

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Contactless Payment Trends in 2020 – Apple Pay, Google Pay, NFC, and More

Amidst the global pandemic, many countries are resuming the routine life and easing the lockdown. However, recent studies have shown that around half of the US population is still worried about their health and how shopping, eating, and social interaction can affect it. Therefore, many businesses and shoppers are more inclined to make contactless payments, …

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Should my Business Adopt Contactless Payments?

A Guide To Contactless Payments What are contactless payments, and how do they work? Are they completely safe, and should you opt for the convenience of contactless payments? Over the years, technology has changed, and it has brought innovations in the way we conduct business and also in the way we many things. One of …

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Merchant Services and Payments Impacted by COVID19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders across the globe and country during the past few months has led to a significant reduction in both the number of merchant services transactions and dollar sales in our country. With predictions of a global decline in GDP, there are few bright spots in the economic fallout. …

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The Rise of Contactless Payments and NFC Amidst the COVID19 Pandemic

How has COVID-19 Changed the Way Consumers Spend Money? So much has changed in the face of COVID-19, including how consumers pay. Already, small businesses have seen a 27% increase in the use of contactless payment versus prior to COVID-19. Businesses that didn’t accept payments like Apple Pay before are also quickly adapting to keep …

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Wearable Devices Are Becoming More Attractive as Digital Wallets

The cashless paradigm has gone from credit and debit cards to smartphones, and the next logical step appears to be wearable devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers; however, it should be noted that wearable digital payment systems do not necessarily need to be part of smart devices. In early 2017, market research firm Tractica …

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Modern Payment Processing: Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay

 Mobile wallets have rapidly gained in popularity since the introduction of Apple Pay in 2014. Also known as mobile payment platforms, services like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay work by allowing you to pay for services in-person at a credit card machine or online with your smartphone without your physical card. Mobile payment …

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Retail isn’t Dying, it’s Evolving

The Retail Industry is Far from Dead For all the talk about how e-commerce has advanced to the point that online shopping has obliterated the brick-and-mortar experience, the evidence cited in this regard is tenuous at best. Those who believe that e-commerce will make shopping mall disappear will often mention the meteoric rise of Amazon …

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FitPay: A Truly Wearable Payment Option

In the fragmented world of mobile payments, one company is taking advantage of unifying existing technologies for the benefit of shoppers. FitPay is a California company that was envisioned by veterans of the mobile payments industry. This innovative tech firm has paid close attention to shoppers who have been largely underwhelmed by “contactless” mobile payments …

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What the PayPal and Visa Partnership Means for the Future of Payments

Discovering Visa and PayPal were partnering up has shaken up the credit card processing industry. It is believed that everything from merchant services to eBay will be affected. Some immediately lauded how the partnership will enhance in-store NFC payments. The most cynical critics believe Visa, with PayPal under its watchful eye, will be better suited …

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5 Signs Its Time To Upgrade

Your technology is outdated. Although upgrading your payment hardware every time a fancy new solution arises isn’t necessary, your technology has an expiration date. Since updating to the new iPhone or Android seems like an annual occurrence for most consumers, your business’ technology has the shelf life to be in use a little longer than …

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EMV is Coming – Does it Spell the End of the Swipe?

The Advent of EMV and What It Means for You —  EMV stands for Europay, Mastercard and Visa. It is a system which incorporates technology that will standardize the means by which credit and debit cards (collectively “chip cards”) will communicate with card readers and provide a way for customers to buy products from the …

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