Monday , October 22, 2018

Mobile Commerce

An Integrated Payments Strategy Is Paying Off for TSYS

An integrated payments strategy appears to be paying off for processor Total System Services Inc. (TSYS). The Columbus, Ga.-based company says it signed 45 new integrated payments partners in the second quarter. “Coupled with a strong pipeline of software providers across a diverse set of verticals, we believe this high-growth …

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Drone Pay Makes an Appearance on the Payments Radar, but Can It Fly?

Payment processor Worldpay Inc. said Tuesday that it is testing what it calls Drone Pay, a payment system for drone-based package deliveries. “Worldpay’s Drone Pay proof of concept uses EMV contactless payment card technology to verify the identity of the recipient, ensuring a parcel is delivered to the right person …

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eBay Adds Apple Pay Acceptance And Square Capital As It Unwinds Its PayPal Connection

Marketplace giant eBay Inc. will add Apple Pay acceptance for consumers and access to merchant funding via Square Inc.’s Square Capital this fall as the San Jose, Calif.-based company works on managing its own payments system. EBay is disengaging from payment services provided by PayPal Holdings Inc. In January, PayPal …

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Walmart Shoppers More Likely To Use Apple Pay In Walmart Than Walmart Pay

Walmart Inc. shoppers apparently aren’t as loyal to the giant retailer’s own mobile-payment service as they are to Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay. That’s one takeaway from the latest Mobile Pay Tracker from Auriemma Consulting Group. New York City-based ACG found that Walmart shoppers who use Apple Pay and have a …

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A Visa-Sponsored Report Lays Out the Costs of a Cash-Based Economy

Payments gurus for years have touted benefits like faster transactions, improved security, and associated rewards when it comes to mobile payments. Now a study released Tuesday indicates converting off-the-books cash payments to digital methods could also boost a nation’s gross domestic product and augment the flow of tax revenues to …

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Worldpay To Roll Out Mastercard’s Pay by Bank App for E-Commerce in the U.K.

Payment processor Worldpay Inc. said it will bring Mastercard Inc.’s Pay by Bank mobile and online payment application to its United Kingdom merchants in early 2019, and also will use other Mastercard digital services. Launched in 2016 by London-based payment-technology developer Vocalink, which Mastercard acquired in May 2017, Pay by …

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Eye on Cryptocurrencies: CheapAir Lands a New Provider; Payroc Joins the Ranks of Crypto ISOs

Online travel agency CheapAir.com says it has found a workaround that will let it continue to accept cryptocurrency, and Payroc LLC has become the latest payments provider to offer crypto to merchant clients. Calabasas, Calif.-based CheapAir notified customers on Friday that it has found a new provider for Bitcoin acceptance …

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Contactless Dominates World Cup and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/13/18

Half of all Visa transactions inside venues in Russia hosting soccer’s World Cup since the opening match June 14 have been contactless via cards, mobile devices, and wearables, the card network reports. Users of PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Venmo peer-to-peer payment service will be able to use Venmo within the Uber …

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Ease in Payments And Ordering Are Central to Restaurant Success, a Survey Finds

What do diners want most when they go out to eat? Apparently, easy ordering and payment. That’s the big takeaway in the “Restaurant Digital Crossroads: The Race to Meet Guest Expectations” report released Thursday. Hassle-free ordering and payment are especially important to younger consumers, defined as those between 18 and 37 …

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A Facebook Patent Filing Lays Out a Method to Streamline Bot-Based Payments on Messenger

Facebook Inc. enabled payments via so-called chatbots back in 2016, and now the massive social network is acting to standardize and streamline consumers’ use of the digital gadgets on sellers’ pages. The United States Patent And Trademark Office published on June 28 an application from Facebook for a method for …

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