Tuesday , January 16, 2018

E-Commerce

Visa Sticks to EMV Deadline; CEO Decries Data-Breach Blame Game and ‘Misinformation’

Visa Inc. chief executive Charles Scharf on Thursday quelled rumors that the payment network might change its October 2015 liability-shift deadline for Europay-MasterCard-Visa chip card transactions. Scharf also decried what he called “misinformation” and “confusion” about card security following December’s news of Target Corp.’s huge payment card data breach and …

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Mitek Pictures Itself as a New Tech Provider in Mobile Biller-Direct Payments

Mobile-imaging software developer Mitek Systems Inc. on Wednesday announced its Mobile Photo Payments application that enables large billers to receive bill payments from consumers using their mobile devices. The service complements San Diego-based Mitek’s existing Mobile Photo Bill Pay product, which rolled out last year and is distributed mainly through …

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As WePay Shutters Its Hosted Checkout, A Rival Seeks to Sign up Disappointed Merchants

At least one competitor of payment-service provider WePay Inc. is working to take advantage of WePay’s decision to cease providing a hosted checkout service for online merchants. 2Checkout.com Inc., Columbus, Ohio, this week began wooing merchants that may want to stay with a hosted checkout service rather than use the …

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EBay Boss Donahoe Issues a Strong Rebuff to Raider Icahn’s Call for a PayPal Spinoff

The board of directors of eBay Inc. is “unified” in opposing a proposal from famed activist investor Carl Icahn that the company spin off its PayPal Inc. unit, eBay chief executive John Donahoe told analysts Wednesday afternoon. Calling the proposed separation a “distraction” coming just as eBay is trying to …

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Tapping Its Security Reputation, Brink’s Teams with 2Checkout To Offer Online Payments

Hoping to build off its security reputation, The Brink’s Company announced Tuesday it launched Brink’s Checkout, an e-commerce payment service in conjunction with 2Checkout.com Inc., an e-commerce payment-services company. The famed armored-car company will market and sell Brink’s Checkout, while 2Checkout will provide the payment processing, oversee the merchant application …

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PayPal Tests ‘In-Context Checkout’ To Let Users Pay While Staying on Merchant Site

In a bid to streamline its payment process for online retailers, PayPal Inc. is testing a service that lets users pay and check out without leaving the merchant’s site. Dubbed “in-context checkout,” the service, which is designed to work on tablets and mobile phones as well as laptops and desktops, …

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Authentication Layer Helps E-Commerce Conversion Rates in Some Countries, Not in Others

The online payment card authentication technology known as Three Domain, or 3-D, Secure, and marketed as MasterCard SecureCode and Verified by Visa, have mixed impacts on e-commerce conversion rates around the world, according to a joint study commissioned by international payment gateway Adyen and consulting firm Edgar, Dunn & Co. …

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Amazon’s Apparent GoPago Deal Could Presage Move Into Brick-And-Mortar POS, Experts Say

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. appears to have bought tablet and mobile point-of-sale provider GoPago Inc., according to a report in La Repubblica, an Italy-based newspaper. In the report, Vincenzo Di Nicola, a GoPago co-founder and its chief technology officer, says Amazon paid an undisclosed amount for the company. The article, …

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Mobile Makes Cyber Monday Gains Among U.S. Holiday Shoppers

Consumers used smart phones or tablets to spend $962 million on holiday purchases across three key shopping days in the past week, further cementing the importance of these devices to retailers. n Adobe says 18.3% of online sales came from mobile devices on Cyber Monday, an 80% increase from last …

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Rising with Holiday Shopping, Chargebacks Are on the Naughty List for Most Merchants

Chargebacks may not be lumps of coal, but many merchants may consider them as such this holiday season. n Chargebacks are the process by which cardholders contest charges they didn’t make or don’t recognize when they receive their statement. A chargeback filing typically requires a merchant to dig up supporting …

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