Tuesday , December 11, 2018

Mobile Commerce

COMMENTARY: Can the Payments Industry Meet the Challenge of Digital Commerce?

The payments industry is going to have to make some changes to ensure the long-term success of digital consumer-to-business payments. U.S. digital sales are thriving, and consumer demand will only continue to grow. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. online retail sales nearly quadrupled in …

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COMMENTARY: Build a Better Shopping Experience With Digital Layers

Remember the Pokémon GO craze? The game was a megahit because it cleverly combined the physical and digital worlds. It added an augmented contextual layer so players could use smart-phone map and camera functions to interact with characters, other players, and game elements. What if a similar augmentation toolkit were available …

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CardFree Charges That Rival LevelUp Fraudulently Accessed Its Order-Ahead Service

It could be taken as a sign of how competitive the order-ahead-and-pay feature has become in the rapidly developing market for mobile payments. In a lawsuit filed in federal court on May 2, CardFree Inc. has accused rival mobile-payments developer Scvngr Inc. of fraudulently accessing CardFree’s technology to process orders …

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The Demanding Consumer: Payments Expectations Rising Fast, Adyen Survey Shows

In-store shopping isn’t going anywhere. That’s the finding of a survey from online processor Adyen. That’s especially true for pre- and post-purchase needs. And it’s just one sign of how much more demanding consumers are becoming when it comes to payments and related transactions. Eighty-six percent of consumers want to …

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The Numbers Brighten in the First Quarter for Merchant Processor Square

The numbers moved in the right direction for Square Inc. in the first quarter, with gross payment volume up 33% and profitability measures improving. But an analyst urged the merchant acquirer to disclose more data about its fast-growing but potentially volatile loan business called Square Capital. San Francisco-based Square reported Wednesday …

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Opportunities Expand for Airlines To Adopt Mobile Payments, But Challenges Persist

Mobile payments are on the radar for many airline executives. Fully 72% of North American airline executives responsible for revenue, finance, payments, and commerce, said the increase in customers using mobile payments and mobile banking is a factor in deploying digital wallets and alternative-payment methods, finds a new survey from …

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PayPal Tops 203 Million Consumer Accounts As Partnerships Begin To Pay Off

Pay with Venmo, a fledgling merchant-payments service from PayPal Holdings Inc., is advancing to a broader testing stage with merchants, PayPal chief executive Dan Schulman said during a conference call with analysts to discuss the company’s first-quarter results Wednesday. Announced in 2016, One Touch is PayPal’s rapidly growing checkout service …

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PayPal Furthers Its In-Store Ambitions With Deals With Android Pay And Wells Fargo

When PayPal Holdings Inc. made deals last year with Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc., Citigroup Inc., and Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), one key part of the agreements was access to the card networks’ tokenization engines to reach bank-issued payment cards. On Tuesday,

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Merchants And Issuers Alike Will Need Persuading on the New 3-D Secure 2.0

In the run up to full implementation of 3-D Secure 2.0, a payment standard that aims to curb online fraud and prevent blocking legitimate transactions, merchants and issuers alike will need some convincing the technology will not impede e-commerce and mobile commerce. That’s the word from Tim M. Sherwin, chief …

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Under New Leadership, Klarna’s U.S. Unit Targets Impatient Users With Streamlined Credit

Klarna Inc.’s new boss has big ambitions. Jim Lofgren, vice president of global accounts and partnerships for the Swedish payments processor’s U.S. operation, tells Digital Transactions News there’s plenty of room for growth in what many might perceive as a saturated market for retail credit. “In the U.S., we see …

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