Monday , June 18, 2018

Mobile Commerce

Eye on E-Commerce Fraud: CyberSource And Worldpay Harness Machine Learning And Big Data

Machine learning and huge swaths of data are being enlisted in the battle to counter online fraud, with CyberSource announcing an enhancement to its fraud-prevention service and processor Worldpay Inc. launching a new fraud-prevention service Wednesday at MRC 2018, the annual conference held by the Merchant Risk Council. CyberSource, a …

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A Double-Digit Growth Rate in Wearables Sharpens the Focus for Their Payments Potential

With the introduction of transactional capability on smart watches and fitness trackers like the Apple Watch and Fitbit, the payments industry has eyed wearable devices as a field laden with potential for growth. Just how much growth came into focus this week with new figures and projections from International Data …

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E-Commerce Fraud Losses Increased 7% Across 2016 And 2017, Says Signifyd

E-commerce fraud over a two-year period through the end of 2017 increased 7% across all merchant categories, finds the Ecommerce Fraud Index released Tuesday by fraud-prevention specialist Signifyd Inc. The index reported the level of total fraud losses increased from 3.8% of sales volume in 2016 to 4.09% in 2017. …

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Google Pay Integrates With Shopify And Starts a Mass-Transit Pilot in Las Vegas

When Alphabet Inc. last month rebranded its mobile-payment service as Google Pay, it said further changes and features were coming. On Monday, it began to deliver on that prediction with dual announcements that herald an expansion of the service’s availability online and bring it to the potentially enormous market for …

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Omnichannel Vital for Retailers, But Payments Improvements Rank Low in 2018, NRF Finds

As more consumers opt to shop using mobile devices, more retailers are looking at ways to unify the checkout experience, according to the “State of Retailing Online 2018” report released this week by Shop.org, the digital arm of the National Retail Federation. Completed in conjunction with Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research …

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A Delivery App for Busy Air Travelers Seeks to Tap Into Rising Concession Sales

The home-delivery craze is starting to manifest itself at other venues, with the airport representing the latest example. With a new mobile app, harried passengers can have food or other products from airport stores delivered to them as they sit at their gates. The free app, called AtYourGate, comes from …

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With Integrated Processing on the Rise, Gateways Have Become a ‘Hot M&A Target’

Independent sales organizations and acquirers looking for a payment gateway have another resource to use. Payments consultancy The Strawhecker Group recently released its Payment Gateway Directory, which catalogs 58 data points about 73 companies. The report also analyzed the performance of the gateways by assessing the account-boarding process, evaluating developer …

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Despite Challenges, Travel Companies Forge Ahead on Mobile Payments, a Report Says

More than anything else, customer demographics will drive mobile-commerce strategies for airlines, finds a study from CellPoint Mobile, a mobile-commerce vendor specializing in the travel industry. In the Miami-based company’s “Mobile Outlook 2018 Report” released last week, it found that, among airline payment professionals in the North America, 56% cited …

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E-Commerce Specialist Stripe Snaps up Faster EMV Developer Index in Multichannel Play

The search by online-payments kingpins for avenues into physical-world stores reached a new milestone with the acquisition by Stripe Inc. of point-of-sale technologist Index Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to an Index spokesperson, who added the company has no immediate comment on the transaction. A Stripe …

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Making Mobile Better for Consumers May Be Worth the Investment, Worldpay Survey Indicates

Merchants wondering whether it’s worth it to invest in improving the consumer experience on their mobile Web sites or mobile-shopping apps may want to consider the findings of Worldpay Inc.’s “Mobile Payment Journey” survey. In the survey, released this week, 37% of U.S. consumers said they would spend more for …

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