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The Breakdown of Mobile Payments

Many business owners want to meet customers where they are – one of the ways they do this is by offering convenient mobile payment options. Most brick-and-mortar stores have adapted to these changes, and often offer their customers to use their smartphone to pay for their goods. When using mobile wallets to make a transaction, customers often tap their smartphone, smartwatch, or tablet on a payment terminal.

These new ways have brought the advantages of:


There are no barriers to finalizing a customer’s purchases. Customers can conveniently tap a phone or credit card at a point of sale, or they can make online transactions using their payment apps.


Financial institutions process mobile payments instantaneously. This makes mobile checkout as fast as a credit card transaction—if not faster.


Mobile payments have undoubtedly grown in major popularity over the last few years. In 2021, global consumers spent $1.786 billion via mobile payments. This number is expected to triple within the next five years.


These are the most secure forms of commerce, and usually require some form of verification to use them. Fingerprint, facial recognition, or a passcode is needed to use them, thus giving thieves a minimal chance of intercepting customer data.

Some of the most common options are…

  1. Mobile Wallets
  2. Smartphone credit card reader
  3. SMS-based payments
  4. Mobile peer-to-peer

Check out our infographic below to see the differences in mobile payments.

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