Add your Airbase Physical Card to your Apple Pay or Google Pay Digital Wallet for contactless payment.
In addition to your personal cards, you can now add your Airbase business card to Apple Pay or Google Pay. If you’re not already a Digital Wallet user, now might be the time to consider becoming one.
Digital Wallets are convenient and are more secure than using a physical credit or debit card. This is because card details are not shared with a merchant when a purchase is made. Instead, a unique token is generated to approve each transaction.
Digital Wallet purchases are “contactless” which adds another type of security for our cardholders. As businesses work to provide safer environments by minimizing physical contact, we expect to see a continued surge in demand for contactless payments from retailers and consumers alike.
Digital Wallets are a consumer-based product and are increasingly accepted by retailers, restaurants, taxis, and public transportation. The B2B sector also has other payment tools like virtual cards, that carry additional benefits for company card spending notably, helping with spending controls and automated accounting entries.
At Airbase we also know that there are times (for example, when traveling or at a restaurant) that a physical card is easier to use than a virtual card. Now, you can make your physical Airbase corporate card contactless so you don’t have to carry it around, hand it to people, or sign for it.
Use spend requests and approvals to ensure that all spend is pre-approved before employees make card purchases.
Set spend limits for each card via software to prevent overspending and unauthorized vendor charges.
Employees using the physical card can upload receipts via mobile app and virtual card users can attach receipts to each transaction.
Earn up to 1.5% cashback for the company on all physical and virtual card purchases.
Digital Wallets, also referred to as mobile payments, have existed in various guises for many years, but they’ve only gained popularity since Apple Pay announced its Digital Wallet in 2014.Read more on contactless payments
Today, there are over 25 different Digital Wallets. Some are from card providers, such as Mastercard and American Express, others are from retailers like Walmart and Starbucks. Samsung Pay is available for use on their devices. Apple Pay and Google Pay have broad retail acceptance making them convenient platforms for your Airbase business card.