A mom in Ohio swipes her credit card to buy a new baseball glove for her kid’s Little League season. A student in California buys his textbooks for the new semester online. A boss in Alaska buys a gift card for her employee of the month.
H. West Richards is executive director of the American Transaction Processors Coalition.
Atlanta can benefit from new economy trend
By Reggie Walker
Years ago, while planning a vacation, I used a message board to find someone to rent their home to me at my destination. At the time, this was very new to me and I was one of only a handful of consumers taking advantage of technology to do this. While it was a bit clunky at the time, I liked the options it provided and the ability to work directly with homeowners. Little did I know that I was an early participant in a trend that is now fundamentally changing how consumers access goods and services.