Monday , November 29, 2021

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Despite A Downtick In Thanksgiving Weekend Sales, Holiday Sales Are Going Strong

Strong early holiday spending slightly curtailed consumer spending over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to reports from Adobe Inc. Consumers spent $4.5 billion online on Saturday, down 4.3% from a year ago, and $4.7 billion online the following day, down 0.5% from the same period a year ago. But Adobe is predicting consumers will …

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When It Comes to Paying for Online Purchases, Debit Tops the List, Says a Fiserv Report

Debit cards have become the preferred payment method among Millennials and Gen Zers for online purchases and for use in digital wallets. A recent Carat Insights Report from Fiserv Inc. reveals that 59% of Millennials and Gen Zers use debit online because they prefer the financial control debit cards provide …

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Dorsey Exits Twitter CEO Role and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/29/21

Jack Dorsey, chief executive of both Square Inc. and Twitter Inc., is stepping down effective immediately as chief executive of social-media platform Twitter, Dorsey posted on Twitter. He will be succeeded by Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal.E-commerce holiday shopping on the Monday following Thanksgiving—known as Cyber Monday—will increase 21% over the same day …

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Black Friday And Cyber Monday Will Boost Online Sales, But at a Price in False Declines

Shoppers have flooded online shopping sites in response to the pandemic, and now stores are expecting a further bonanza of e-commerce sales as consumers flock to sites for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. But while these two annual shopping extravaganzas will boost sales, they also are likely to have …

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74% of Consumers Intend to Keep Using Contactless Cards and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/24/21

Some 74% of consumers who tried using contactless cards this year plan to keep using them, up from 61% who said the same thing last year, according to a report from the Electronic Transactions Association and The Strawhecker Group.Humbl Inc. released a new version of its Humbl Pay mobile wallet, including upgrades …

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Payhawk Says a $112-Million Round Will Propel It Into New Markets, Including the U.S.

An ambitious payments startup clinched a big funding round on Tuesday and said its sights are now set on the U.S. market as well as other countries. London-based Payhawk Ltd. secured $112 million in a Series B round led by San Francisco-based Greenoaks, valuing the 3-year-old company at $570 million. …

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45% of Holiday Spending Slotted for Gift Cards and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/23/21

Consumer concerns about slow deliveries and worldwide inventory issues means some 45% of holiday-season spending this year will go to gift cards, according to survey results from consumers in 10 countries gathered by Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. That represents a 27% increase in gift card spending from last year’s holidays, Blackhawk says. …

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With an Earlier Start, Holiday E-commerce Transactions Are Projected to Outperform 2020

E-commerce merchants can expect another strong holiday-shopping season this year as online transactions are projected to outpace those in the same period last year, according to ACI Worldwide Inc. In the United States, the biggest surge in volume is expected between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, with e-commerce sales projected to …

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ParkMobile Expands Google Pay and Maps Integrations and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/22/21

Parking-payments app provider ParkMobile LLC announced it has added more than 100 new markets, including cities and universities, through its integration with Google Maps and Google Pay. The two companies announced the integration a year ago.KeyBank National Association said it has acquired XUP Payments, a digital payments platform focused on business-to-business transactions. Terms …

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U.S. Households Spend $380 Billion on Utility Bills, doxo Says and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/19/21

A survey from bill-payment provider doxo Inc. indicates U.S. households spend $380 billion annually on utility bills, with utility costs across the doxo platform up 4% in October compared to the same month last year.Mobile parking-payments app provider PayByPhone Technologies Inc. launched PayByPhone Business, an app for fleet-parking management.Robert Blair is joining payments platform Fintainium as president. …

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