Wednesday , September 19, 2018

E-Commerce

With Stripe Terminal, the Online Payments Specialist Moves Into Face-to-Face Sales

Stripe, the San Francisco-based online payments company, is taking a step to get inside stores. The company on Monday launched Stripe Terminal, a service that puts Stripe’s processing software onto point-of-sale hardware devices that merchants can use to accept payments in their stores. The move follows similar migrations in recent …

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BlueSnap Now Processing In Australia and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/18/18

Processor First Data Corp. said it shipped its 1 millionth Clover point-of-sale sale device aimed mainly at small and mid-sized merchants; the device went to Friesen-Apotheken, a pharmacy chain based in Bad Malente, Germany. Payments platform BlueSnap has begun local processing for business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies in Australia. Buildium, a …

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Heartland Adds APIs for Ingenico Device and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/17/18

Business-software provider Infor said it purchased Vivonet Inc., which provides point-of-sale software to the hospitality industry. Terms were not disclosed. Global Payments Inc. announced its Heartland acquiring and technology unit has developed application programming interfaces, end-to-end encryption support, and other software for Ingenico Group’s Desk/3500 terminal. PayPal Holdings Inc. announced …

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AmEx Experiments To Find the Right Solutions for the Post-Plastic World

American Express Co. formed its Digital Labs unit less than a year ago, and it has plenty to do as it evaluates new payment forms and new ways to attract cardholders and merchants. Digital Labs is concerned with digital payments, digital ways of engaging with cardholders, and research and development, …

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Face-to-Face Debit Fraud Fell 5.5% Last Year As EMV Took Hold, the Latest Pulse Survey Shows

Good news for debit card issuers emerged Thursday as a major report indicated fraud losses fell in 2017 compared to 2016. Losses on point-of-sale transactions totaled an estimated $850 million, down 5.5% from the 2016 total, according to the 2018 Debit Issuer Study from the Houston-based Pulse Network, a unit …

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Eye on Apple Pay: Pay for Parking Time With an Apple Watch Tap; More iPhones With Face ID

Consumers using PayByPhone’s app for paid parking now have another option to extend their parking time. The Volkswagen AG-owned company launched a feature for Apple Watch users to add more parking time directly from the watch without using an iPhone or visiting the meter again. The PayByPhone Apple Watch app shows …

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Global Mobile Contactless Payments To Hit $1 Trillion by 2022, Researcher Predicts

Mobile contactless payments are growing at a nearly 31% compounded annual rate and will exceed $1 trillion worldwide by 2022, according to a new forecast from 451 Research. The prediction is contained 451’s Global Unified Commerce Forecast, which estimates that total online commerce accounts for about 10% of purchases currently, …

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Bolt And BigCommerce Team Up on an Instant Checkout Service

BigCommerce Pty. Ltd., an e-commerce platform and online shopping-cart provider, is teaming up with payments provider Bolt Financial Inc. on an instant-checkout service for online merchants. Announced Tuesday, the service is available via a plugin for BigCommerce’s platform. Austin, Texas-based BigCommerce also released its Checkout JS Software Development Kit that …

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Eye on Data Breaches: British Airways Reports Hack; Survey Finds 21% of Equifax Victims Noticed ‘Unusual’ Financial Activity

Some 380,000 payment cards used by British Airways customers have been compromised in a data breach, and more than one in five consumers surveyed about last year’s massive breach at credit-reporting agency Equifax Inc. reported “unusual activity” in its wake, including new account openings. British Airways, one of Europe’s largest …

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Gateway Operators Slice Transaction Time in Half As Uptime Average Nears 100%

U.S. gateway providers have cut the average transaction time in half to 1.6 seconds from 3.2 seconds only a year ago, according to data compiled by Omaha, Neb.-based researcher The Strawhecker Group. Derived from the firm’s Gateway Enterprise Metrics platform that debuted in 2017, the results show that the 12 …

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