Friday , June 22, 2018

Mobile Commerce

Eye on Self-Checkout: Mobile Checkout That Ditches Apps, And New Locations for Amazon Go

The payments industry’s drive to bypass—or eliminate—the traditional retail checkout typically involves a mobile app, but on Thursday Moltin, a 5-year-old Boston-based developer, introduced a browser-based self-checkout capability that lets customers ring up their own goods. The first merchant to deploy the technology is a San Clemente, Calif.-based clothing maker …

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Vinyl Lovers Find An Easier Payments Experience With Discogs Payments

Discogs, a Web site and app that’s on a mission to build a comprehensive music database and marketplace, launched Discogs Payments this week for its U.S. online buyers and sellers of vinyl records and CDs. The integrated checkout, backed by Adyen, a Netherlands-based processor, is in addition to a system …

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Splitit Adds a Salesforce Commerce Cloud Integration

Installment-payment specialist Splitit said retailers using the Salesforce Commerce Cloud can now offer the Splitit payment option via an integration into the Salesforce platform. Announced Wednesday, the integration enables merchants to offer an installment-payment option. Upon checkout, the consumer taps the Splitit button at participating Web sites. She is presented …

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Adyen Moves Toward Stock Offering, Sets Its Valuation at up to $8.3 Billion

Dutch payment processor Adyen B.V., which has a major U.S. presence, took another step toward its planned stock sale Tuesday when it published an offering prospectus and estimated its market capitalization at between €6.5 billion and €7.1 billion ($7.6 billion to $8.3 billion). Fast-growing Adyen is one of the most-watched …

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Eye on Online Payments: Paysafe’s New Cash Option; Apple Pay Tests Order-Ahead Feature

Cash-oriented consumers are getting another option to shop online with the debut of Paysafe Group’s Paysafecash. And Apple Inc. recently tested an order-ahead feature for Apple Pay, according to a news report. London-based Paysafe , which Monday closed it deal to buy U.S. merchant acquirer iPayment, says Paysafecash is already live …

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A Google Search Aid Offers Square, Clover, and Lightspeed POS Integrations

Small merchants that use Square, Clover, or Lightspeed point-of-sale systems have a simpler way to get their products listed online and potentially reap better placement among Google search results following the integration of a service called Pointy into the three POS system providers. Pointy, based in Ireland, supplies merchants with …

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Delaware Moves to Wider Sports Betting As States Look to Exercise Newly Granted Discretion

Delaware will begin allowing single-game sports betting at three casinos starting June 5, the state announced on Thursday. The move makes Delaware only the second state to allow single-game bets and represents the latest result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month to strike down a 26-year-old law that …

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Signifyd Gets a $100 Million Investment As Retailers Feel Online Fraud Pain

Vendor Signifyd Inc. said it lined up $100 million in funding to fuel its growth as an e-commerce fraud-prevention specialist. Announced this week, the Series D funding comes as retailers struggle to find effective ways to counter sophisticated online criminals amidst burgeoning online sales. E-commerce fraud over a two-year period through …

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Eye on Virtual Cards: A New API And New Software Promise to Ease a Heavy Burden

Three companies on Thursday released technology aimed at streamlining virtual cards, digital versions of familiar plastic credit cards that banks can issue to consumers and businesses. Switch Inc. unveiled a version of its Cardsavr card-on-file technology that issuers can integrate now. The new release automates the entry and updating chore …

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Generation Z Emerges With a New Way of Thinking About Payments

Generation Z is about to become a major force in financial services and payments, and that will change how payments providers market their services to them. That assertion, in the “Technologies Influencing Generation Z Payments Adoption” report released this week by Javelin Strategy & Research, is based, in part, on …

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