Supporting a £42bn tourism industry with mobile ePOS
Until the pandemic, most Caribbean islands were cash-driven. Now shops, hotels, restaurants and bars across the region are pivoting and going cashless with mobile ePOS (electronic point-of-sale) solutions, to minimise contact and open up as soon as possible.
But it’s difficult to deploy mobile ePOS there: some islands are full of rough terrain with mountains and dense forests. Others are home to remote towns and resorts that lack the infrastructure to support fixed-line connectivity. On top of that, hurricane season in the Caribbean can bring storms that threaten both telephone lines and cell towers.