#MissionCashless Amsterdam

#MissionCashless Episode 2: Amsterdam Business Conference

Aurelie is in the Venice of the North, Amsterdam for the Phocuswright Young Leaders Summit Conference, testing the level of acceptance of virtual cards with her Conferma Pay enabled Apple Pay wallet.

The verdict:  Amsterdam 4.8/5

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Places paid successfully

  • Starbucks
  • Uber
  • Delifrance
  • Naked
  • Mr Jordaan Hotel
  • Albert Heijn
  • Leon

Challenging merchants

  • NS trains

Amsterdam offers an incredible mobile payment experience. It works wherever you can pay contactless, which is almost anywhere. Any business travel relying on virtuals can make successful admin free mobile payments on to go.  The high level of acceptance has a lot to do with the sophisticated cashless infrastructure already present in Denmark. Figures published in 2018 by payment association Betaalvereniging Nederland show that 40% of payments made using direct debit cards were contactless, over double the 2016 figure. Cash is being phased out in Dutch shops and on trams and buses. Amsterdam’s public transport system has been cash free since earlier this year, and various shops, such as Marqt and the Vlaamse Broodhuis, have never accepted coins or notes. Supermarkets are also developing ‘pin only’ checkouts.

The only challenge Aurelie faced during her stay for the 2019 Phocuswright Conference was paying for the train back to the airport. We think this was a technical fault taking place during that day.  

Next stop: Chicago!

Source Dutch News https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/10/central-bank-warns-again-about-cash-free-society-dangers/

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Bringing #Mission Cashless to you

#MissionCashless is a travel show-and-tell style vlogomentary series, aimed at business travellers, released in 2019 by Conferma Pay and FESTIVE ROAD. 

Aurelie Krau

Aurélie is a Paris-based, GenY originating from the Alsace region of France. She is passionate about travel and tech toys and not afraid to provide her perspectives on emerging trends. 

FESTIVE ROAD

Aurelie is a consultant for FESTIVE ROAD, who provide insights, strategy and engagement services to the business travel ecosystem. They deliver new perspectives for supplier underpinned by the right engagement with the right audience.

Conferma Pay

Conferma Pay is the leading provider of virtual card technology with an ecosystem of integrations into 45 commercial card issuers and 5 network partners- including Visa and Mastercard. We power B2B payments solutions for a number of issuers but our core focus is T&E payments.

Conferma Pay is integrated with 700 travel management companies, all three major Global Distribution Systems and in excess of 70 booking and procurement platforms. Regardless of the banking and travel partners used by the corporate client, it's highly likely Conferma Pay is already integrated into the preferred workflow. The simplicity of the solution allows virtual cards to replace or complement traditional forms of payment such as corporate cards, CTA and invoice based payments.