Digital payments have grown in Italy and in 2020 went from 29% to 33% of the total value of payments made in our country. According to an analysis of the Innovative Payments Observatory of the Politecnico di Milano, the consequence of these data is that, the increase in consumers’ need to pay without cash, has meant that more and more merchants are equipped with Pos. The cashless revolution also affects sports and outdoor activities so much that fintech SumUp has identified 5 activities to do outdoors this summer, no need for cash.
In the summer of the restart, Italians are in fact increasingly looking for outdoor activities, and to tell it is the resumption not only of major events, from festivals to concerts, but also of the markets that are finally repopulating villages, towns and cities and hosting – among others – artisans, food trucks, street artists. Added to this is the desire of Italians to practice outdoor sports, including the outdoor “gym”.
“To make these activities even more within reach and facilitate payments for the numerous citizens, tourists and onlookers that this summer are looking for new entertainment, it is more than ever essential to ensure the possibility of paying cashless in any situation, even at a stall or during a sports session in the park ” underlines Umberto Zola, Country Growth Lead Italy of SumUp, the fintech of the digital payments sector and innovative cashless solutions that make payments “not only easier and faster”, considering that you can also pay contactless with smartphones and smartwatches, but also more secure, since you avoid the exchange of cash and the rows “.