Contactless payments let consumers purchase goods and services using a debit or credit card without physically swiping a card into the payment device, signing names, or entering a PIN. When a customer is ready to pay, they wave their phone or card across the merchant’s POS terminal. After waiting a few seconds, the transaction is completed. 69% of users find contactless transactions more convenient than using cash. Contactless payments use NFC, or near-field communications to communicate with the payment device using short-range radio frequencies. Consumers can make contactless purchases in grocery stores, retail stores, services restaurants, and more.

Contactless card payments grew over 30% year over year and 47% of consumers say they will not shop at a store that doesn’t offer a contactless option to pay. Check out the resource below if you are interested in learning even more about contactless payments. It covers additional benefits for customers and merchants.

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The Shift To A Contactless World

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