This is nothing new -- you might call it the Monopoly-money effect. The further technology takes us from the psychic pain of forking over actual cash, the easier it is to spend freely .
Studies show that consumers are willing to pay higher prices and leave bigger tips when paying by credit card. People using American Express's signature-eliminating ExpressPay key fobs up their spending at participating merchants by 20 to 30 percent.
And some futurists say it's only a matter of time before all payments go digital. In Amsterdam , entire shopping strips are going cash-free. Can a new wave of consumer debt be far behind?
The new payment technology isn't just a ploy to encourage more spending, of course. Providers say mobile wallets will speed checkout lines, inspire creative new loyalty programs and help retailers manage inventory. If the pastry shop has too many crullers, it can zap out a discount-doughnut offer .
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3.hopping strips - 購物中心(走廊)
zap out-中斷，刪除參考資料： My left side brain