As Americans shift their focus to exercising careful hygiene practices due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Payments Forum has released new resources outlining practical tips for a “cleaner” payment experience for merchants, ATM owners, and consumers.
In Tips for a Cleaner Payment Experience, merchant and ATM owners are encouraged to clean and disinfect payment terminals frequently, as well as:
- provide sanitizing options for consumers to utilize in store;
- allow consumers to insert or tap their own card when possible; and
- skip consumer signature for payments where chip is accepted.
The publication also recommends using a cloth or wipe to avoid spraying any product directly onto the terminal and eliminate the use of aerosol sprays to prevent moisture from getting into any openings or slots.
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