If my friend Beth’s recent holiday buying is any indication, shoppers are in for a more-connected experience. Last week, my 82-year-old buddy wanted to buy a platter at her church bazaar. She was met with a “newfangled credit-card” gadget.
“The salesgirl told me to slide my credit card through a little square thing attached to her phone,” Beth told me. “She said it was safe, I did it, I hope it was ok.”