Today’s smartphones are millions of times more powerful than the computers that guided Apollo 11. Few could have predicted that these tiny supercomputers would become essential to billions of people across the globe, but here we are! In the age of COVID-19, we’re more reliant upon them than ever when it comes to staying connected, ordering food, and even contact tracing.
One of the most important features of the modern smartphone is its ability to send payments. Mobile payments allow the smartphone user to transfer money digitally in exchange for goods and services rather than paying with cash, credit card, or check. With many people concerned about the transmission of coronavirus, mobile payments are a fantastic option to minimize sharing germs, as many of them are contactless.
Mobile Payment Solutions Offered at Celero
- Mobile Wallets: Mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay are applications that store your credit card information so you can pay for goods and services using your smartphone. This technology is becoming increasingly popular—growing by as many as 140 million users per year! Your customers will appreciate the quick and easy POS experience afforded by mobile wallets.
- NFC: Contactless near-field communication (NFC) facilitates short-range communication between devices. Similar to technology like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, NFC works by transmitting information via radio waves. A smartphone user waves their phone near a reader module to complete the transaction. This makes for a fast, frictionless, and hygienic way to pay.
- QR Code Payments: Quick response (QR) codes have become ubiquitous in our society, but many people still don’t realize that they can be used as an easy way to send payments. The horizontal and vertical patterns in the code direct your phone to open a browser link, confirm payment information, verify location, and more. Many stores require you to download an app before using QR codes to check out, so they’re not quite as frictionless as NFC or mobile wallets, but they’re still much easier than the traditional methods.
Take the Next Step
If you’re interested in adding mobile payments to your repertoire, contact Celero Commerce today. We offer top-of-the-line systems, such as Clover Flex and Clover Mini, that create a seamless POS experience for your customers. During a time when businesses bear a responsibility to protect their customers’ health and safety, it’s never been more important to offer clean, contactless payment options. We’re proud to provide these to our merchants in addition to special curbside, delivery, and e-commerce options.