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March, 2018

  • 20 March

    PayPal To Discontinue Its Pay After Delivery Service for U.S. Buyers

    PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Pay After Delivery service will end April 19 for U.S. buyers. San Jose, Calif.-based PayPal included notice of the discontinuance in recent emails to account holders about the latest changes to its policies, and through a posting on the PayPal Web site. With Pay After Delivery, which …

  • 20 March

    Macy’s New Self-Checkout Feature and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/20/18

    Macy’s Inc. said it is launching a self-checkout feature in its mobile app that lets customers scan an item with their phone and pay with a registered card. So-called mobile-checkout stations validate purchases, take off security tags, and bag the goods. The launch follows a test at the chain’s Woodbridge, …

  • 19 March

    More First Data Merchants To Accept Alipay

    Alipay, the mobile-payment service used by 600 million consumers, and processor First Data Corp. are expanding the number of U.S. merchant locations that can accept the China-based payment method in stores, Alipay announced Monday. The expansion comes nearly a year after the two companies said First Data would move Alipay …

  • 19 March

    With Same-Day ACH Fully Phased in, NACHA Plans Higher Limits and Other Enhancements

    With the third and final phase of same-day automated clearing house payment processing now in effect, ACH governing body NACHA is turning its attention to improving the program through higher transaction limits, adding a later processing window, and other changes. Same-day ACH transactions currently are capped at $25,000. Herndon, Va.-based …

  • 19 March

    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 …

  • 19 March

    SignUpGenius Enhances Payments Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/19/18

    Only 8% of respondents in an HRC Retail Advisory survey said having the option to use a mobile payment in a store was important to them. The survey also found that 30% said being able to complete a transaction anywhere in the store was important. Event-organizing service SignUpGenius Inc. enhanced its …

  • 16 March

    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 …

  • 16 March

    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 …

  • 16 March

    Gap Wants Its Top Suppliers To Ditch Cash Payments to Workers by 2020

    Apparel and accessories retailer Gap Inc. wants its leading suppliers to stop paying workers in cash by 2020 and instead pay them digitally. San Francisco-based Gap, which had nearly $16 billion in sales last year and owns the Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta brands, said this week that …

  • 16 March

    Vendor Eliminates Contactless Metal Card Issues and other Digital Transactions New briefs from 3/16/18

    XCore Technologies, a component maker for card manufacturers, introduced a technology that it said eliminates issues when making a contactless payment using a metal card. TruRating Ltd., a technology company specializing in point-of-payment customer feedback services, announced it has joined the app marketplace of point-of-sale terminal maker Poynt. In an …