Smart devices and e-commerce are not just changing the way we shop but also the way we pay for goods and services. The technology, as we know it, is rapidly changing and so is the expectations of the customers. With the rise in the use of smartphones and the evolving technology, customers expect ease for the services provided by businesses in case of accessibility and payment. Since the past few decades, we have witnessed a paradigm shift from physical payments to digital. The modern-day payment processing ecosystem is a complex network of buyers, merchants, banks & financial institutions and payment processors. This demand has further accelerated the competition due to which various mobile payments technology trends have emerged. Here are some innovations that are shaping the way how consumers make payments and how mobile payment gateways enable those transactions:
Contactless Payment: The idea behind this technology is to provide users with a more secure and protected platform for transactions. This technology works on RFID for interaction or near field communication. The frequencies get connected with the smart chip embedded in the buyer’s credit, debit or any smart card. The transaction is only possible when the approval is received from the user’s end.
Mobile Wallets: This is the most popular and fastest growing trends in the future of mobile technology because it offers speed, convenience and security for the users. This technology has made life so much easier with eliminating the need for carrying a wallet everywhere one goes. These wallets securely store the card details, which can only be accessed after punching in a secret code. Whenever the user has to make payments, he/she has to enter the assigned key for approving it.
Bluetooth Payments: The major benefit Bluetooth payments is that it allows enhanced speed for processing transaction and lets the buyer make transactions without even having to pull out the phone from their pocket! The payment through Bluetooth is possible with the assistance of the sensors ingrained in it.
Mobile PoS: Payment preference through mobile isn’t the only thing on the demand. Mobile PoS are now being used as wireless devices that replicate the traditional sale terminals and cash registers. These are not just for the brick and mortar retailers but also allows the merchants the ease of doing business virtually from any location.
While development is happening every day, there is still much left to be done. Maybe in the distant future, automated payment capabilities can be explored. Nevertheless, the direction is clear, the future of the payment is here and getting ready to evolve further.
Posted By :Pace Wisdom