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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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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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AfterPay Announces In-Store Availability for Apple Pay and Google Pay Users

Putting further pressure on credit cards, AfterPay now offers support for Apple Pay and Google Pay in select US retailers starting in July 2020. The Australian-based mobile app that offers “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) installment options, AfterPay is offering Apple Pay online and in physical stores and Google Pay as an in-store option in the U.S. …

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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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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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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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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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Where can I use Google Pay?

Google Pay allows Android phones, tablets or digital watches to make tap-to-pay puchases. Near field communication (NFC) allows the Android device to transfer the credit card information over to a point of sale system, making transactions fast and easy. By saving your cards to your Google Account, you’ll receive the same rewards and discounts paying …

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