Wednesday , January 17, 2018

E-Commerce

Identity Fraud Climbs to an All-Time High As Card Fraud Rises ‘Across the Board’

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews Payments professionals who suspect fraud is getting significantly worse were confirmed in their suspicions Wednesday with a report indicating identity fraud hit an all-time high in 2016, affecting some 15.4 million U.S. consumers. That’s up nearly 18% from 2015 and represents a one-third increase from the …

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‘We’re Just Scratching the Surface,’ CEO Schulman Says As PayPal Posts Strong Results

PayPal Holdings Inc. finished its first full calendar year separated from eBay Inc. with a tone that suggests a bit of swagger. “It was a landmark year for PayPal,” chief executive Dan Schulman told stock analysts Thursday afternoon. “We introduced a host of innovations. We bring to our merchants an …

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Payment Options And Security Matter, But It’s Price And Shipping Costs That Kill Online Deals

Shipping costs and the total price are two primary inhibitors for consumers shopping online, found a survey from FuturePay Inc., which provides financing for online purchases. Indeed, 86% of the 1,500 consumers surveyed in the fourth quarter cited the cost of shipping as the top reason they opted not to …

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For Online Retailers, Holiday Sales Were Up, But So Was Attempted Fraud, Report Shows

The bill continues to come due for the frenzy of orders online merchants processed over the holidays. While card-not-present transactions were up 16% for the holiday season compared to the same period in 2015, fraud attempts increased fully 31%, according to data released Tuesday by ACI Worldwide, a Naples, Fla.-based …

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First, the Binge, Then the Hangover. On Tuesday, ‘Chargeback Day’ Hits Merchants

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews Merchants are quite familiar with days like “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” but now they’re waking up to a much less joyful day—“Chargeback Tuesday.” It’s the day when merchants, and online sellers in particular, get hit with the highest number of chargebacks they’ll see in a …

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Unique IDs, Easier Checkout, And Marketplaces Are the Top Payments Trends: Report

Efforts to create unique identification markers for consumers across different merchants will be a challenge for many merchants this year, SIX Payment Services, the payment-processing arm of SIX, operator of Switzerland’s financial-market infrastructure, notes in a report released Wednesday. “Some payment-service providers are working on the idea of introducing a …

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Final Holiday Spending Tally Shows a 12% Increase in Desktop E-Commerce

U.S. online retail spending through home and work desktop computers in the 2016 holiday season totaled $63.1 billion, up 12% from $56.4 billion in 2015, Internet metrics firm comScore Inc. reported Thursday. “The 2016 online holiday shopping season had another successful year, with desktop growth rates in line with our …

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A Robot Debuts To Find Items in Stores, Take Payment, And Cart Goods to the Car

With online sales soaring, physical retailers are faced with the challenge of how to recreate the convenience of e-commerce in a traditional store. On Tuesday, a 4-year-old startup called Five Elements Robotics unveiled a device that promises to help with that challenge by putting robots at the service of consumers. Once in …

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Google Wallet Gets New Browser Capability and Moves Beyond Mobile Devices

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit has updated its Google Wallet to enable the person-to-person payments service to work on desktop computers and laptops using any browser. Google Wallet dates back to 2011 as a mobile-payments and P2P service, but in September 2015 Alphabet transferred the purchasing functionality to its Android Pay …

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Holiday E-Commerce Spending Grows 12% So Far This Year, Reflecting Confident Shoppers

Consumers are making their shopping, and payments, preferences known this holiday season. They are spending 12% more on e-commerce purchases so far this shopping season than they did in 2015, reports comScore Inc. Consumers have made $49.3 billion in e-commerce purchases from Nov. 1 to Dec. 12 using a desktop computer at home …

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