Contactless Payments Reduce Risk of Coronavirus
The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised us all to “use contactless payments to reduce the risk of transmission” of COVID-19. We’d like to assist by sharing some helpful information on how to reduce exposure of the virus during the checkout process.
4 Steps to Reducing Exposure
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days.”
Choose Cashless & Contactless Payments
The WHO has warned that paper money can be contaminated with virus.
The WHO also encourages consumers to use contactless payments to minimize risk of contracting the virus.
Get a Customer-Facing Terminal
Many traditional credit card terminals require employees and customers to pass credit cards, increasing potential contact with the virus.
With a customer-facing terminal, the payment cards remain in the hands of customers, minimizing contact with the virus.
Sterilize Payment Terminals
Many credit card terminals are difficult to clean due to their design and materials used on the screen and keypad.
A terminal designed with a glass display surface and hard acrylic keys is easy to clean and disinfect.
Signatures Not Required
Traditional terminals require employees and customers to exchange pen and paper to sign authorization receipts, which increases exposure.
Removing the signature requirement eliminates this physical exchange, minimizing contact, while an electronic receipt is still available to the cardholder.