Tuesday , May 21, 2019

Marketing

BAMS Lands Sezzle and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/20/19

Sezzle, an online provider of installment loans to consumers, will use the Bank of America Merchant Services platform for digital card processing. Lavu, provider of mobile point-of-sale systems for restaurants and bars, certified three receipt printers from Epson America Inc. Lavu previously certified Epson’s Mobilink line of mobile receipt printers. …

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Chase To Buy InstaMed and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/17/19

JPMorgan Chase & Co. said it will buy InstaMed, a specialist in health-care payments. Terms were not disclosed. In April, InstaMed released an app with a blockchain prototype that it said will demonstrate how the technology can support adjudication and payment for insurance claims, patient billing, and patient payment. NLS …

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AmEx Acquires Resy Reservation Platform; Shift4 Unveils Pay-at-Table System

Payments firms continue to strengthen their offerings in the dining sector as evidenced by Wednesday’s announcements from American Express Co., which said it had acquired reservation platform provider Resy Network Inc., and Shift4 Payments, which is launching a pay-at-table system called SkyTab and providing it to new merchants at no …

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Grocery, an Online Laggard, Is Perking up Fast, Though Most Users Still Buy Little

Of all e-commerce markets, grocery has long lagged behind in consumer adoption. But now there are signs that may be changing fast. In the year since early 2018, the proportion of U.S. consumers who had bought groceries online in the prior 12 months jumped from 23.1% to 36.8%, according to …

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Loyalty Programs at Cannabis Retailers and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/14/19

POSaBIT, a point-of-sale services provider for cannabis retailers, said an analysis of “hundreds of thousands” of transactions at more than 120 California, Washington, and Colorado stores found that consumers belonging to a cannabis retailer’s loyalty rewards program had a 28% higher average ticket value and visited the store more frequently …

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Cardlytics Monthly Users Increase 85% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/10/19

Cardlytics Inc., a company that uses purchase data to help financial institutions manage their rewards programs with retail partners, reported its count of monthly active users reached 108.5 million in the first quarter, up 85% over the first quarter of 2018, as users from new clients JPMorgan Chase & Co. …

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Green Dot’s Shares Tumble After Management Announces a $60-Million Plan

Green Dot Corp. saw its shares plummet Thursday morning after its chief executive late Wednesday surprised stock analysts with a plan to invest $60 million later this year in initiatives aimed at expanding the company’s reach into new markets for banking services. At mid-morning, the Pasadena, Calif.-based payments company was …

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NCR Says Its Integration of Processor JetPay Into Its POS Systems on Track

Integration of JetPay, the processor NCR Corp. bought for $184 million in 2018, into NCR’s point-of-sale systems will be more broadly available in the second half of 2019, NCR said Tuesday. NCR intended to marry JetPay with its POS systems, including NCR Silver and Aloha, in an effort to offer …

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Visa Completes Earthport Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/8/19

Visa Inc. closed on its acquisition of Earthport, a provider of cross-border payments services. The card network says it expects the acquisition to allow it to access “the vast majority of the world’s banked population” to allow them to move money globally. Earthport earlier this year had been the object …

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Under One Roof, Nxgen And Payscape Eye Expansion And Acquisitions

Payments providers Nxgen International and Payscape have come under one roof in a deal valued at $124 million and aided by investor Parthenon Capital Partners, the companies announced late last week. That will provide the impetus for both companies, whose brands will continue, to focus on expansion through organic growth …

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