Increased Data Security in Mobile Payments

Restaurants are at the forefront of mobile payments and online ordering. It’s not even the fact that more people are in a hurry most times- online ordering and mobile payments increase customer experience and convenience.

The general population is depending more and more on mobile payments, and why wouldn’t they? Everyone has their smartphone on them at all times. Rather than wait in line behind six people then small-talk the cashier, consumers would rather click two buttons and check out.

It’s not just mobile payments, either. Many consumers now rely on mobile banking, cash sharing sites like Venmo, PayPal, Apple Pay and more. In order for technologies like these to be popular, safety and security must be the main priority.

Luckily for today’s on-the-go consumers, that technology is available with extreme levels of security. As ecommerce and mobile payments continue to grow in popularity, safety and security of customer data will need to be protected even more.

Restaurants are at the forefront of mobile payments and online ordering. It’s not even the fact that more people are in a hurry most times- online ordering and mobile payments increase customer experience and convenience.

Your point-of- sale system must be able to not only capture customer data such as the order, credit card number and special requests, but it must be able to protect that data. In fact, restaurants want to store as much customer information as possible: how often they visit, favorite dish, birthday, address, email, phone number, and more to attribute to their customer loyalty programs.

With identity theft becoming more and more common, it is imperative to protect customer email address, phone number or credit card information without being breached. Luckily, PAR’s Brink POS system is a cloud POS solution. That means customer information is stored in the cloud with various security measures in place.

Cloud POS systems undergo automatic updates to ensure the latest security and safety precautions are present. Traditional systems, like your back-office computer, must be updated manually. Imagine going a day, a week, or even a month without top-notch security for your customer information. That’s not something I’d like to risk…

For additional security, Cloud POS systems offer various levels of encryption. Pair that with the automatic updates, and your data is extremely safe.

Online ordering and mobile payments are supposed to add to the convenience of your restaurant. You want your customers to simply go to your site or app, click what they want, and pay immediately without the thought of losing personal information. By protecting that data in a cloud POS system, they (and you) will have nothing to worry about!

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