Covid 19 and an increase in contactless payments have come hand in hand. With an estimated 76% of the British public claiming they will continue using cashless payments when the pandemic has subsided, contactless is here to stay. Rapid technological advances have made this possible and, at this pivotal moment in time, contactless payments have never been more welcome. Not surprisingly a study from Juniper Research discovered that more than half of global transactions will be contactless within the next 5 years.
What are contactless payments, anyway?
Contactless payments are just what they sound like— a way of paying for goods or services without exchanging money, swiping a card or having any physical contact involved in the transaction. This includes tapping a card or using a smartphone.
So how has this impacted charities?
The pandemic has changed the face of charity and the way we give. The increasing move towards contactless giving has been one of the most important changes.
Charities have made enormous strides in embracing digital technology, fuelled of course by the pandemic.
How is contactless technology changing the donation experience?
Contactless giving is hugely convenient for donors and charities alike and is transforming both the way we give and how we inspire and enable our donors to give.
Are traditional fundraising activities a thing of the past?
No, technology is adapting and utilising smartphones and devices. Imagine that volunteers can flash a code printed onto anything instead of a coin bucket. QR code technology is as easy as placing a QR code on your charity’s merchandise and printed marketing materials. Anyone anywhere can donate directly through their smartphone by using their camera. It takes less time than searching through a wallet for change, and no physical contact is necessary.