Monday , October 22, 2018

Marketing

CardFlight Debuts a Customer Database Feature for Its Mobile POS Service

Merchants using CardFlight Inc.’s mobile point-of-sale app can now use a service called SwipeSimple Customers to help manage their customer data, card-on-file data, and payments, CardFlight announced Tuesday. Among the new features are the ability to create and maintain a customer database with an option to store payment card details …

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M-Payments Coming to C-Store Chain and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/8/18

Terminal maker Verifone Systems Inc. launched EX-Receipt, a cloud-based system that generates an electronic receipt at gas pumps via text or email for enrolled customers, replacing the customary paper receipt. NCR Corp. introduced mobile-payment and -loyalty capability for Enmarket Convenience Stores, a chain of 123 c-stores and 14 quick-service restaurants …

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Apple Pay Outranks Other Mobile Wallets Among Debit Card Users

Fresh data indicates that most debit card transactions on mobile wallets—77%—are on Apple Pay. Coming from New York City-based Auriemma Consulting Group, which canvassed debit card issuers, the data also found that Samsung Pay and Google Pay accounted for 17% and 6% of transactions. Auriemma suggests one reason for the …

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Carr Co-Defendant Settles With SEC and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/5/18

Priority Payment Systems LLC said it is making an online installment-payment service from Sezzle available to its merchants. Sezzle pays the merchant in full, upfront, and assumes all repayment risk. A little more than one week into its managed-payments program, eBay Inc. reported it is working on adding PayPal as …

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Getting Contactless Right Demands a Lot of Basic Blocking And Tackling, Expert Panel Says

It’s no secret contactless payments have struggled in the United States, but less discussed is what needs to be done to boost usage. A paucity of dual-interface cards—EMV plastic that can either be inserted into terminals or tapped on them—is much to blame, but it turns out the answer goes …

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COMMENTARY: How a New Ruling Sets the Stage for Surcharging in All 50 States

The national trend of merchants passing on their credit card fees continues to accelerate, aided last week by a federal court striking down Texas’s “no-surcharge” law as unconstitutional. The Texas ruling follows the defeat of no-surcharge laws in Florida and California, but it is a unique milestone: Texas is the …

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Wells Releases Control Tower App and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/2/18

PayPal Holdings Inc. announced a partnership with the National Basketball Association’s Phoenix Suns that makes PayPal a payment option on some point-of-sale terminals in the Suns’ arena. The PayPal logo also will adorn players’ jerseys beginning Oct. 17, when the NBA season starts. Free Speech Systems LLC, the company behind …

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Payscape Signs Referral Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/1/18

Unattended payments provider USA Technologies Inc. reported that it was unable to file its overdue annual report for fiscal 2018 to the Securities and Exchange Commission within the 15-day extension it asked for in September. The company said it is still investigating certain contractual arrangements that prompted it to ask …

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Eye on Acquiring: Global Payments Ventures Into Fast Food; Shah Resigns As JetPay Chairman

Few businesses have been more targeted by the trend toward integrated payments than restaurants, and late on Thursday that trend unfolded further with Global Payments Inc.’s agreement to lay out $490 million in cash for Sicom Systems Inc., a Lansdale, Pa.-based developer of both front- and back-of-the-store management systems for …

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Cash-Based Online Payment Service PayNearMe Adds Card And ACH Options

For nine years, PayNearMe has focused on enabling consumers without access to payment cards to make cash payments for online goods at point-of-sale terminals in what has grown to a network of some 27,000 merchant locations. On Thursday, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said it now can process credit, debit, and …

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