Saturday , January 19, 2019

Mobile Commerce

Consumers’ Comfort Level With Big-Ticket Mobile Purchases Grows, Comscore Says

As merchant acquirers prepare for an expected tide of holiday purchase transactions, they might notice that more big-ticket spending will be originating this year from mobile devices, according to Internet metrics firm Comscore Inc. Purchases of big-ticket items, which Reston, Va.-based Comscore defines as those costing more than $500, “hit …

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Online Fraud Losses Will More Than Double in Five Years, Juniper Forecasts

Payments companies and retailers have a sobering forecast to ponder for online fraud. By 2023, global online fraud losses from e-commerce, airline ticketing, money transfer, and banking services will grow from $22 billion projected in 2018 to $48 billion, says Juniper Research in a new report. Thanks to the proliferation …

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Stock Downturn Ensnares Some Payments Companies and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/20/18

The ongoing selloff of technology stocks is pulling down payments-industry shares despite no major negative earnings or other recent news from payment companies. Shares of 41 of 45 payments-related companies tracked by Digital Transactions News fell Monday. Downward pressure moderated Tuesday morning but still continued. Among the worst hit Monday …

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Worldpay Says Plastic Still Dominates Online Sales, But Mobile Wallets Are Catching up Fast

U.S. consumers have made the credit card their favorite online and face-to-face spending method, with 31.5% using it online and 40% choosing it for in-store transactions last year, according to the Worldpay Global Payments Report 2018. Released late last week, the report also found that debit cards and digital wallets, …

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SignaPay’s Cash Discount App for Agents and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/16/18

Payments provider SignaPay released a mobile app for Apple and Android devices called PayLo Mobile Sales to help sales agents selling the PayLo Cash Discount product. Installment-payments provider Sezzle said it raised $100 million in funding from Bastion Capital. Since launching the service more than a year ago, Sezzle says …

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BigCommerce Gives a Lift to Venmo’s Commerce Strategy As It Adds the P2P Service And Masterpass

The e-commerce platform BigCommerce Pty Ltd. on Wednesday announced two new supported payment methods, including PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Venmo service. With the addition of Venmo, Austin-based BigCommerce gave a big lift to PayPal’s strategy  to find revenue for what has been a fast-growing but free peer-to-peer payment service, though merchant pricing …

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Sionic Mobile Announces Single Account Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/14/18

Sionic Mobile, a provider of payment and rewards technology, announced a single account through which users can pay a range of providers through mobile devices or in-car commerce. Gas Pos, which sells EMV-acceptance services to fuel retailers, announced a $1 million investment from Merus Capital, a venture-capital firm. Bluefin Payment …

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More Consumers See Smart Phones As Crucial Shopping Tools, Though Their Payment Use Lags

As the holiday shopping season swings into gear, look for more consumers using their smart phones for shopping—but not so much for making a mobile payment, says GfK, a Germany-based consulting firm, in its latest FutureBuy research. Forty-five percent of all U.S. consumers rank mobile devices, including smart phones and …

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Cequence Security Joins the Anti-Bot Battle

With malicious bots bombarding the Web, tech vendors are adding services to shield banks, retailers, and other firms with data behind login pages from the onslaught. The newest is Cequence ASP from Cequence Security, which the Silicon Valley firm says detects and ends attacks through a variety of automated techniques. …

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Fed Forms Faster Payments Council and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/13/18

The Federal Reserve formally announced the creation of the U.S. Faster Payments Council, an industry organization intended to promote the adoption of secure faster-payment systems through industry collaboration and education. The 22 founding members include payment card networks, banks, Walmart Inc., and automated clearing house network governing body NACHA. The group is …

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