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The Convenience Of Contactless Payments For Canadian Consumers

As the world moves towards a cashless society, the popularity of contactless payments has skyrocketed in recent years. In Canada, contactless payments are now widely accepted. They allow shoppers to quickly and conveniently pay for their purchases without the need for cash or physical contact with the payment terminal. What are the top conveniences provided to Canadian shoppers by the ability to make contactless payments?

Speed and convenience.

One of the main benefits of contactless payments is their speed and convenience. With contactless payments, shoppers can pay for their purchases quickly and easily by simply tapping their cards or mobile devices on the payment terminals. This means no more fumbling for cash, waiting for change or struggling with card readers. In fact, contactless payments are so quick that they can be completed in a matter of seconds. This makes them ideal for busy shoppers who are always on the go.

Increased security.

Another advantage of contactless payments is their increased security. Contactless payments are protected by several layers of security. They include encryption and tokenization, which make them much more secure than traditional payment methods. This means that shoppers can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their payment information is safe and secure.

No need to touch shared surfaces.

In the wake of COVID-19, contactless payments have become even more important. By using contactless payments, shoppers can avoid touching shared surfaces such as payment terminals. This reduces the risk of spreading germs and viruses. This is especially important for shoppers who are immunocompromised or who are concerned about their health. It is also particularly important for shoppers who are concerned about social distancing or who may have disabilities that make it difficult to handle cash or use card readers.

Availability of mobile wallets.

With the increasing popularity of mobile devices, many Canadian shoppers are now using mobile wallets to make contactless payments. Mobile wallets, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, allow shoppers to store their payment information securely on their mobile devices. They can make payments by simply tapping their devices on the payment terminals. This means that shoppers can leave their wallets at home and use their mobile devices to make purchases on the go.

Do you accept contactless payments at your business?

At Unity Payments, we proudly offer Canadian merchants a variety of high-quality POS terminals to choose from. You can easily and securely accept contactless credit card and debit card payments with the Newland 910, the Ingenico Desk 5000, the Ingenico Move 5000 or the Poynt Smart Terminal.

The Poynt Smart Terminal is a fast, powerful and secure all-in-one wireless payment solution. It displays a sleek and modern design which is perfect for table-side, in-aisle or on-the-go payments. This innovative POS terminal allows both you and your customer a great view of every transaction. It accomplishes this through its dual-facing screens. It also has a built-in printer and scanner as well as an app store to make Poynt a complete payment solution.

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