Saturday , August 8, 2020

Marketing

As It Recovers From Covid-19 Shock, Shift4 Looks to Grow Its End-to-End Processing Business

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a fearful toll on payments processing, and on Thursday, in its first earnings call as a publicly held company, Shift4 Payments Inc. proved it’s no exception. Stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns, with tentative reopenings, clipped the company’s full-service, lucrative end-to-end payment volume in the June quarter …

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Lightspeed’s Revenue Jumps 51% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/6/20

Payments provider Lightspeed POS Inc. reported revenue jumped 51% year-over-year in the June quarter to $36.2 million. Its net loss widened to $20.1 million from $9.1 million. Total gross payment volume increased 17% to more than $5.4 billion.Lightspeed also announced the U.S. availability of Lightspeed Capital, a financing service for merchants.Payments provider ACI Worldwide …

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Restaurant POS System Provider TouchBistro Acquires Loyalty Tech Developer TableUp

TouchBistro Inc., a software developer for iPad POS systems in restaurants, on Wednesday announced the acquisition of loyalty marketing application provider TableUp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The acquisition was driven by restaurant requests for ways to market and offer customer incentives to return as restaurants begin reopening …

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Square Cash Card Users Double and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/5/20

Square Inc. posted its second-quarter results and held an earnings call hours earlier than originally scheduled owing to what Square called “early external access to the company’s quarterly financials.” Net revenue climbed 64% year-over-year to $1.92 billion. Square posted a net loss of $11 million compared to a negative $7 million last …

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Consumers Would Switch Merchants for a Contactless Payment Option, Says a Visa Survey

Contactless payments apparently have sway with U.S. consumers. Fifty-four percent of them would switch to a new store that offers contactless payments, according to a global survey by Visa Inc. measuring changes in payments habits in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The effects of the pandemic, and the resulting …

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Money 20/20 Canceled, Returning in 2021 and Other Digital Transactions News Briefs from 8/4/20

Money 20/20, set for Oct. 25-28 in Las Vegas, has been canceled. Dates for the 2021 event are Oct. 24-27 in Las Vegas, which will mark the 10th anniversary of the payments conference. Citing the impact pf the Covid-19 pandemic, organizers also canceled Money 20/20 Europe.Oto Analytics Inc.’s commerce platform …

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Global Payments To Use AWS for Issuer Services and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/3/20

Global Payments Inc. announced a multiyear agreement with Amazon.com Inc.’s Amazon Web Services to offer cloud-based issuer processing to financial institutions globally. AWS services in the deal will include storage, compute, database, security, analytics, and machine learning. For the second quarter, Global reported $1.52 billion in adjusted net revenue, down 14% year-over-year compared …

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Digital Services Help Buoy MoneyGram As the Remittance Provider Logs a Tough Quarter

The Covid-19 pandemic has driven consumers and businesses to digital alternatives for payments, and money transfers are proving to be no exception. MoneyGram International Inc. reported Friday morning transactions online and through its app grew 106% year-over-year and accounted for 27% of all transactions in the June quarter, up from …

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Amazon Sales up 40% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/31/20

With consumers flocking to e-commerce during the Covid-19 pandemic, net product sales for Amazon.com Inc. totaled $50.2 billion the June quarter, up 40% year-over-year. Sales at its physical stores dropped 13% to $3.8 billion.China will surpass the United States as the world’s largest retail market this year, eMarketer Inc. predicted in its “Global …

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Shift4 Emerges From Its IPO With Less Debt and More Cash

Shift4 Payments Inc. is scheduled to have its first quarterly earnings call as a publicly held company on Thursday. Ahead of that call, company founder and chief executive Jared Isaacman is expressing satisfaction with the merchant acquirer’s June 4 initial public offering.  The oversubscribed IPO was priced at $23 per share, …

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