QR Code Payments: What Are They and How Do They Work?

It’s strange how technology use changes over time. Take the QR code: It has been around for more than a quarter of a century but is only now starting to become more visible in our lives. What began as a simple tool to help Japanese car makers track their inventory around their factories is now everywhere from ticketing to advertising. Soon it will be in our wallets too.

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Consider As-a-Service Model for Your Payment Solution Needs

The payments industry is going through a significant transformation in the US. The COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed many technology & market trends (such as contactless, curbside pick-up) that would have taken longer to be fully adopted by the broader industry. Back in January, we showcased our as-a-Service program among other innovations at National Retail Federation’s Virtual show. After the show concluded, our conversations around the as-a-Service program have continued and we see growing interest in this idea.

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How Digital Identities Might Soon Change the Way People Shop

Proving your identity is typically done in just a few ways: with a license, a passport or a social security number. This may soon change with the introduction of digital IDs.

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Biometrics in Payments 101: What Can Retailers Expect to See?

How are biometrics being used in payments? This is a question that’s starting to come up as the technology gains traction in the industry - and for good reason. Biometrics may soon change the way people pay online and in-store.

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Four Ways Technology Has Changed Traditional Payments

When we think about payments, experiences have changed significantly over the last 50 years. Technology advancements, the need for convenience, security and regulations have all played a part in causing significant shift in the way we pay for goods and services. Historically, only cash was used for most purchases. Checks became a viable option for bigger purchases as it allowed people to carry reduced amounts of cash. Next, came the plastic credit and debit cards where just one swipe changed everything and enabled our wallets to be smaller but our purchasing power to be bigger.

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