The rise of QR code payments and tap-on-phone has raised questions about the future need for card machines. As it turns out, it's not straightforward.
Digital menus via QR code have become a fixture in restaurants during Covid, but will they stay after the pandemic? We look at the data and trends.
Linear barcodes are facing discontinuation, and QR codes will take over. Is this compulsory for UK retail shops? Why and how will it happen?
How do QR codes work for payments? We define and explain QR code payments and discuss how merchants can accept it. Can it compete today?
What are the card payment solutions available for small businesses? We list and explain in-person, online and remote card payments.
We look at different QR code menus for restaurants, comparing simple menus with those that integrate with POS, ordering and payments.
What are the touch-free ordering systems for food and drink businesses? Step by step, we look at QR codes, delivery, pickup and self-service kiosks.
Contactless menus via QR code allow diners to order and pay themselves. How does this process work for the customer and merchant?
We tested Square's unique stab at pay-by-link called Online Checkout. Create unlimited, fixed payment links for free - but what are the limitations?
How do not-for-profit organisations, charities and fundraisers receive donations online? Here are the main tools, providers and what to look for.
What's the best way to collect donations and tips as a street musician? We shortlist the apps and card reader that buskers would get the most out of.
SumUp's mobile payments let customers pay on their phone via a link or QR code. How does it work and does the low cost mean there are flaws?
How can a business accept Alipay and WeChat Pay in the UK? Here's how the mobile wallets work, where to get it and how to set it up as a merchant.
Norwegians hardly use cash anymore when paying for anything with their debit or credit cards. So why bother with a mobile wallet or QR codes?