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How Self-Service Retail Has Advanced and Helped Consumers Amid the Pandemic

Self-service kiosks and other devices have become a commonplace at many retail sites over the years. From kiosks at fast food restaurants that accept orders to self-checkout aisles at grocery stores, self-service retail has never been more visible than now. The self-service or unattended retail industry has especially become more essential during the global pandemic. …

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MasterCard Introduces Next-Generation Contactless Payments

On 26th January 2021, MasterCard made the announcement that it is going to apply for the revolutionary range of quantum-resistant technologies for the development of next-gen contactless payments. The Ecos or Enhanced Contactless specifications will be the first-ever such technology in the industry. It helps in ensuring that as the dynamic digital landscape continues to …

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COVID-19 Payment Trends Are Here to Stay, Says Visa

As we near the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, it’s apparent that the latest payment trends that took place at swift speeds are here to stay. The most common changes businesses are implementing include contactless payments, ‘buy now, pay later’ options, and increased security protection. In short, small and micro businesses need to cater to …

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More Consumers Want to Use Venmo at Retail Stores

Venmo started as a fun way for peers to pay one another, but it’s quickly becoming the payment method of choice at retailers too. Venmo has become a household brand – it’s the brand consumers trust when paying friends and family, and now they want retailers to use it too. While contactless payment options are …

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MasterCard Takes Contactless Payments to the Cloud

The past few months, especially since the pandemic outbreak, saw rapid development in contactless payments. The rising need to accept or adopt the contactless or cashless payment modes was mainly in response to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Nowadays, more advanced and smarter technologies are being deployed across several mobile devices, mostly due to factors …

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Restaurant Trends for 2021 – How Restaurants will Succeed

COVID-19 has changed the way restaurants operate in a big way. In some states, they still aren’t fully operating, which leaves restaurants thinking outside the box longer than they ever thought necessary. 2021 looks like it will shape up much how 2020 ended, which means restaurant owners must continue being creative and figuring out ways …

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Restaurants Feeling the Negative Effects of the Pandemic as Winter Approaches

More than 100,000 restaurants have closed since the start of the pandemic and as many as 40% of restaurant owners don’t think their restaurant will make it through the winter if things continue the way they are going according to the National Restaurant Association. The pandemic isn’t just affecting independent restaurants either. Chain restaurants are …

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COVID19 Drives Adoption of Contactless Payments and Curbside Pickup

Today, shopping retail and even picking up food at a restaurant looks different. Most customers prefer contactless payments and curbside pickup. They are the norm – they are expected. Contactless payments are just one more way to reduce the risk of sharing the virus. With less cash flowing around, the risk lessens, especially when consumers …

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Google Pay to Offer Digital Bank Accounts by 2021

In early August 2020, eight banks in the US have announced that they are partnering with Google to offer digital-first bank accounts directly in the Google Pay app. The partner banks will manage the financial side of these accounts while Google will provide the front-end, intuitive user experience, as well as financial insights exclusive to …

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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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