The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a host of changes in the way we live and work. And as we seek ways to minimize unnecessary physical contact as the world returns to normalcy, attention has turned to the devices with which nearly everyone interacts when visiting a restaurant, retail business or any other place where they might use a credit or debit card: the payment terminal.
As a result, there’s been an increasing focus on contactless payment solutions that enable the processing of transactions without users actually having to touch the terminal. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the hospitality industry.
And while contactless payments appeal to COVID concerns on the part of both guests and operators, they offer a number of non-COVID-related benefits as well.