Thursday , April 19, 2018

Acquiring

Square’s Coffee Perk and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3-23-18

Square Inc. is testing a program that gives consumers $1 off purchases at coffee shops when they pay with Square Cash, MarketWatch reported. Payout provider Hyperwallet announced that tilr, a recruiting platform, is using Hyperwallet for payouts to its clients. Candex, a business-services payments provider for purchases of under $100,000, …

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COMMENTARY: Why Kiosks Are Becoming Must-Have Technology in the Retail Space

Kiosks, and the technology that supports them, are hardly new. We’ve been using kiosks to check in at the airport and print out a wedding registry at our local home-goods store for years. But today, kiosks are moving into fast-food restaurants, rental-car stores, drugstores, malls, and everywhere in between. In …

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Boston’s New Fare System and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3-21-18

The Electronic Transactions Association announced its inaugural group of “Forty Under 40” up-and-coming payments-industry leaders. Cubic Corp. said its Cubic Transportation Systems unit and John Laing, a builder of mass-transit infrastructure, came to terms with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to build and operate a new fare-payment system, including contactless bank card payments through …

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PayPal To Discontinue Its Pay After Delivery Service for U.S. Buyers

PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Pay After Delivery service will end April 19 for U.S. buyers. San Jose, Calif.-based PayPal included notice of the discontinuance in recent emails to account holders about the latest changes to its policies, and through a posting on the PayPal Web site. With Pay After Delivery, which …

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Macy’s New Self-Checkout Feature and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/20/18

Macy’s Inc. said it is launching a self-checkout feature in its mobile app that lets customers scan an item with their phone and pay with a registered card. So-called mobile-checkout stations validate purchases, take off security tags, and bag the goods. The launch follows a test at the chain’s Woodbridge, …

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More First Data Merchants To Accept Alipay

Alipay, the mobile-payment service used by 600 million consumers, and processor First Data Corp. are expanding the number of U.S. merchant locations that can accept the China-based payment method in stores, Alipay announced Monday. The expansion comes nearly a year after the two companies said First Data would move Alipay …

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Google Pay Integrates With Shopify And Starts a Mass-Transit Pilot in Las Vegas

When Alphabet Inc. last month rebranded its mobile-payment service as Google Pay, it said further changes and features were coming. On Monday, it began to deliver on that prediction with dual announcements that herald an expansion of the service’s availability online and bring it to the potentially enormous market for …

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SignUpGenius Enhances Payments Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/19/18

Only 8% of respondents in an HRC Retail Advisory survey said having the option to use a mobile payment in a store was important to them. The survey also found that 30% said being able to complete a transaction anywhere in the store was important. Event-organizing service SignUpGenius Inc. enhanced its …

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A Delivery App for Busy Air Travelers Seeks to Tap Into Rising Concession Sales

The home-delivery craze is starting to manifest itself at other venues, with the airport representing the latest example. With a new mobile app, harried passengers can have food or other products from airport stores delivered to them as they sit at their gates. The free app, called AtYourGate, comes from …

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Vendor Eliminates Contactless Metal Card Issues and other Digital Transactions New briefs from 3/16/18

XCore Technologies, a component maker for card manufacturers, introduced a technology that it said eliminates issues when making a contactless payment using a metal card. TruRating Ltd., a technology company specializing in point-of-payment customer feedback services, announced it has joined the app marketplace of point-of-sale terminal maker Poynt. In an …

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