3 Ways the Pandemic Changed Retail for the Better

Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool

In fact, here are a few positive changes that have emerged from the pandemic that will likely remain in effect once it's over. Consumers have long paid for purchases using cash, debit cards, or credit cards, but often, this requires them to physically hand something to a cashier, thereby fueling the spread of germs. Now, many stores allow consumers to simply tap or wave their credit cards on a reader rather than deal with swiping or inserting them.