Summer vacations are awesome, right? Returning from a break isn’t that much fun anymore. Before diving back into your emails and projects, let me get you an idea of how things were while you were gone.
Digital transactions continue to rise. Over the last few years, the number of people using mobile wallets to make payments surged in Europe. And over the last two years, the value of mobile transactions doubled. Mobile payments are expected to make one-third of all point-of-sale transactions within the next two years.
2020 has changed so much about the way we live and work including our shopping and payment preferences and habits. The e-commerce surge that has accompanied the pandemic has created a growing preference for mobile payments. The shift to mobile payments offering people a secure, fast and simple checkout process is only going to accelerate. Small businesses can reach customers on mobile phones that are glued to their hands all day long. Mobile wallets such as Apple Wallet and Google Pay are the center point for a richer customer experience.
People have always traveled, and tourism is now one of the biggest industries globally. People go to towns, beaches, or mountains for leisure and vacations. To relax and relieve stress. Europe is a destination for tourism and attracts tourists from all over the world. Europe accounts for half of the world’s international arrivals, and five out of the world’s top ten destinations are in Europe. No, today’s article isn’t about the two “just tourists” admiring the beauties of towns upon Avon and the White Carpathians nature park landscape. I’d rather look into what helps you to quench travelers’ curiosity in the digital age.
What is Google Pay, and how does it work? It is, in essence, Google’s own alternative to Apple Pay. So whether you are browsing for a new t-shirt online or buying your morning coffee, this mobile wallet and payment service can do the job for you. It allows people to connect their credit and debit cards, as well as bank accounts, to pay at checkout both in-store and online, and send money to others.
Operating a food truck takes more than a great recipe. Yes, your food truck’s menu is your essential marketing component. You should play with words and find terms to draw in people and keep fans coming back. A brick-and-mortar cafe or restaurant can heavily rely on returning customers. You aim to bring your small business to your customers, not the other way around. And this means that you need to communicate even more clearly and more frequently with your customers.
The pandemic has rapidly accelerated digital transformation projects. It has also driven mass adoption of mobile payments. After a slow start in the US, the use of mobile wallets is rapidly catching up with cash payments. Mobile payments such as Apple Pay and Google Pay are also becoming increasingly popular in Europe as well as globally.
If you own a start-up or a small business, the pandemic is probably giving you a hard time — understandably so. It is hard enough to survive with all the bans on social gatherings, and with social distancing and lockdowns. People are not walking around, seeing billboards, and going into brick & mortar stores. So how the heck can you keep driving loyalty and engage with people?
Apple Pay, Apple’s mobile payment service, is expanding to Israel and South Africa soon, after launching in Mexico in February. First introduced in 2014, Apple Pay is now available in over 50 countries and regions helping Apple users with transactions through NFC chips built into their mobile phones around the world. At that time, it seemed like a revolutionary idea that would take a while to catch on. Six years later, more than half the iPhone users out there are paying with their mobile phones. Apple Pay currently accounts for 10 percent of all global card transactions. And the Czechs have already spent billions of euros since the Apple Pay and Google Pay service was launched two years ago.
A week ago, I wrote here about push notifications and why should you use them. Now, when your customers are at a certain place, you can get even more creative and send context-specific notifications to educate, entertain or drive them to your location.
Art and culture institutions face a lot of challenges when it comes to staying connected with their members. The person in charge has to make the list and then drop membership renewal reminders and other important news through email or the old good mail to the members. For Museums, science centers, art galleries, historical societies, zoos, aquariums, etc., running a membership program has always been time-consuming. Particularly when many membership related tasks are done manually.
You run your pharmacy or a health care centre. You might already know that establishing a loyalty program is an effective way to attract people. And you might even know that a loyalty program also encourages additional spending. But you keep repeating to yourself: There is no way of implementing such a thing with my independent pharmacy, or my health care centre.
The iconic Wembley Stadium, the largest stadium in the UK and the second-largest stadium in Europe with 90,000 seats, launched its contactless mobile-only ticketing innovation about two years ago. The mobile ticket technology allows fans to seamlessly and securely enter live events with contactless tickets added to their mobile wallets such as Apple Wallet or Google Pay. What are you waiting for?
While the whole mobile marketing is relatively new, the idea of a mobile wallet as a marketing and loyalty platform is even newer. And there are some misconceptions out there about it. Here are a few myths that you might have heard. And let’s shed some light on them.
Europe leads the contactless payments adoption. That demonstrates European consumers’ enthusiasm to embrace new technologies. People look for speedy and convenient payments they can trust. In addition to ease of use and convenience, people also benefit from the added security and protection.
The way we pay for food and beverages is changing. Many people don’t bring wallets out with them anymore. But they always bring their phones. Cafés and restaurants are adopting mobile payments. People are more and more comfortable with paying by mobile phones or even watches at the table or counter, with online ordering as well as paying on the go before visiting your place.
Choosing the right courier service is vital for any large, small, or starting an online business. Well, the courier service has to work hand in hand with the online business to ensure its customers are satisfied. And the courier service also forms the overall impression of the online business.
People spend more time on their mobile phones than on any other device nowadays. Mobile phones allow us to stay connected, shop, or stay informed. The coronavirus pandemic has also encouraged a lot of people, who were forced to stay home, to resort to mobile wallets and online shopping while adopting mobile payments.
Apple Pay was designed to replace our leather wallets. And Apple is well on its way to doing just that. In today’s world, Apple Pay is truly one of the best ways to shop online and in person, and is much more secure than cards or cash. It is a secure and easy way for people to make purchases in stores, in apps, and on the web.
So what’s wrong with your plastic payment cards? To make the long story short, there is no meaningful security on them. Your payment card number is embossed on the front side, and embedded in a magnetic stripe on the backside, or in a built-in chip.