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Visa Promotes Tap-to-Pay at Re-Opened Small Businesses

Jun 23, 2020

Visa Inc. will dispatch workers to small businesses across the U.S. to help shops reopen and encourage additional use of its cards.

The payment network’s efforts will start in the 50 largest U.S. cities in coming weeks, with Visa hoping to ultimately reach 200,000 small businesses. Workers will educate merchants on options they have for accepting electronic payments and provide them with new signs to let customers know they’re open.

In some cases, the so-called street teams will give businesses signs that encourage customers to tap their credit and debit cards instead of dipping -- a technology that is relatively new to the U.S. and has gotten a boost from the pandemic, with virus-conscious consumers preferring contact-free shopping.

By Jennifer Surane

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