Staying in Touch with Contactless Technology
Although contactless seems to have burst onto the scene, it has been around for over 20 years. However, in more recent years, we have taken into the benefits of contactless, especially when it comes to payments. This seems like the next step towards gradually moving to a cashless society, even though contactless payments are still mainly used by people aged 25-34.
It’s quick, easy and secure. Not to mention, a lot more hygienic when you think about post-COVID interactions when it comes to making a payment or sharing business cards digitally. What isn’t there to love about contactless?
What is Contactless Technology?
This smart technology enables users to make card payments or share information through near-field communication (NFC).
That means that no physical contact has to take place in order to make a payment or send a business card digitally, when using Contapp for example. This is all done via proximity technology, which is very useful if you want to keep physical contact to a minimum.
Where Can I Find Contactless?
The most popular method of contactless in our day to day lives is contactless payments. Not only can this be done with the latest debit cards, but platforms such as Google Pay and Apple Pay allow you to pay via your smartphone as well. This not only benefits stores, but more so the consumer because transactions are easy and quick.
Consumers spend 30% more via contactless payments
Almost every store on the high street will have a contactless card terminal, just like TFL has at their train stations. Gone are the days of buying paper tickets, or even an Oyster Card for that matter.
Contactless in Business
However, it’s not just payments that use contactless technology. At Contapp, we identified that business cards are one of the most distributed pieces of print in business.
Not only is that a lot of paper that is being passed around which is likely to be lost or thrown away, but it’s not very hygienic. Post-COVID, this is something that everyone around the world will take seriously and in our opinion, it will change business cards forever.
Contactless is evolving the world at a drastic pace, contactless payments is a prime example of that. We have integrated contactless sharing into the Contapp app, which means you can send and receive business cards with no physical contact. With a simple swipe, you can exchange business cards with one person or multiple people at one time, thanks to the proximity technology embedded in the app.
The Contapp app also gives you the convenience of carrying an unlimited amount of business cards in the comfort of your smartphone. No need to carry loose bits of paper around with you or hidden in bags and drawers. There’s one less thing to worry about now as you will have full access to every business card you’ve collected, anywhere and anytime.
Simply scan the business card via the Contapp app and it will transform it into a digital business card. It’s as simple as that.
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Join us on our journey and help improve the way we digitally utilise business cards and maintain a contactless way of sharing information, in a more convenient and sustainable way.