Now, many French people abandon the tickets and favor dematerialized payment. A few seconds on a terminal are enough to make purchases. In a toy store filmed by France Télévisions, Saturday, December 26, eight out of ten customers pay contactless. “It’s faster, also for questions of barrier gestures, cleanliness“, says a client.”It’s convenient, it’s easy“, approves another, who even intends to use his phone to pay.
According to the Banque de France, contactless payments have jumped 130% this summer. In a toy store, customers can even pay contactlessly without going through the checkout. “At the first deconfinement, we saw that it was starting to fall into place. Since the second deconfinement, it has become a habit for customers“, Explain Jessica Derouet, director of the Grande Récré at the Beaugrenelle shopping center, in Paris. According to the Banque de France, contactless payment fraud remains limited. Will the French hang up coins and banknotes? Professionals are more nuanced: last year, in France, 35% of payments were made by card against 59% in cash.
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