As small businesses start to emerge from the pandemic, here are three payment trends that are here to stay:

  1. Be flexible: In 2021, restrictions will still be around and will be different among states. To be successful, small businesses will have to continue to be flexible and pivot. Having multiple ways to accept payments will be a top priority – for example online, in-person, and mobile. Sphere offers a variety of affordable payment solutions.
  2. NFC: Customers became comfortable paying with NFC technology, “tap and go”, during the pandemic. It allowed for safety and convenience. Make sure your merchants understand that consumers may prefer paying using NFC and let them know Sphere has options.
  3. New markets: As part of the recovery, small businesses may explore new markets and blend retail and online sales. Through one provider, merchants can receive full support for all their payment needs.


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