Keep Your Hands Off!
As the Coronavirus continues to impact us, it can be easy to forget the technology that affords us some social distancing, even if by luck.
Contactless everything seems to be the way of the world these days and yet, a contactless life has been around for quite some time. Many aspects of our lives, from how we wash and dry our hands in public restrooms to how we pay for clothes at The Gap with services like Apple Pay, have been available to us - it’s just taken a global pandemic for us to embrace it.
In this issue we examine a contactless world and how the payments industry is now seeing surges not necessarily anticipated.
What We're Reading
As we examine what it means to be "contactless" these articles provide insight into both the current state of contactless world and what it might become, sooner than expected.
Banking after COVID-19: The Rise of Contactless Payments in the U.S.
Is COVID-19 the Tipping Point for Contactless Payments Adoption?
The Coronavirus Is Pushing Wider Acceptance of Contactless Payments
The Latest: Should You Change Your Travel Plans Due to the Coronavirus?
Our Cash-Free Future is Getting Closer
How COVID-19 Has Merchants Rethinking Their Customer Experience
More Merchants Lean on Payment-Link Tech During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How Merchants Are Rethinking Commerce and Their Digital Footprint
QR Codes Get a New Life as COVID-19 Recovery Spurs Contactless Payments
cbsi BLOG: Touchfree, Contactless, and Fast
In this month’s cbsi BLOG, Jack Hojnar demonstrates how Touch Free and Contactless have been part of our lives long before Covid-19 made it near-mandatory.
Webinars / Virtual Conference
Certainly conferences and seminars are in a holding pattern for the moment. However, that shouldn’t preclude you from learning as much as possible about Contactless Payments.
These webinars below can be an excellent source of your continuing education.
Contactless EMV Payments: Issuer Opportunities Webinar
US Payments Forum Webinar to Explore Best Practices and Technical Challenges for In-store Contactless Acceptance
Contactless POS Experience Best Practices Webinar
This past month, Ken Kraetzer hosted an exciting online discussion for the DMCNY (Direct Marketing Club of New York) speaking with Xena Ugrinsky, CEO and Founder of Genre-X, Inc.
Ken and Xena dive into Artificial Intelligence and how businesses are making the most of the technology.
Last month, cbsi’ Jack Hojnar explored traveling in a world of Covid in Part 1 of his two-part blog on Travel. You can read “Part 2: In the Air Again” HERE