BENEFITS OF CONTACTLESS VENDING MACHINES
Contactless payment makes sense for most people, but some are yet to upgrade their machines to this new technology. It is suitable for use in any business as part of an increasingly cashless society.
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Debit cards had already meant that the use of cash was declining, but as contactless payments have become more popular, many of us find that there are rarely coins hiding in the bottom of our pockets. By providing contactless payment methods on your vending machines, you can allow any customers, visitors and staff to make good use of them, with minimal fuss or effort.
We are all very aware of the germs and bacteria that can make their way onto a screen or keypad, or even the coins that we carry, making many more people reticent to use them. By employing contactless technology you can instantly improve the health and safety of your workplace by reducing the unnecessary contact with these surfaces.
Cashless vending is available on most new machines, and it is possible to upgrade your existing machine to accommodate this too. It helps to reduce the number of touch points that people need to make when purchasing food and drink, reducing the transmission of germs and viruses.
We all know how much quicker and easier it is to tap a card against a reader rather than sift through change to see if you have the right amount. When using the machine every day, you could find that contactless vending machines could save hours of time amongst your workforce. It also reduces the need for you to cash up and visit the bank, with all of your profits being fed straight into your bank balance.
By not holding cash in the machine, you are also less vulnerable to attempts to steal or damage the machines.
Payment Quick Facts!
- 83% of people in the UK use a contactless payment method (UK Finance)
- There are 135 million contactless cards in circulation (UK Finance)
- A third of adults pay through their mobile or smart watch (UK Finance)
- Only 23% of payments in 2019 used cash (Bank of England)