Tuesday , May 26, 2020

Marketing

Citcon Extends Its Reach for China-Based Wallets Via Tulip, a Tech Provider for Luxury Brands

Citcon USA LLC said Tulip Retail Inc., a provider of mobile apps used by store clerks at major retail chains, will deploy Citcon’s mobile-payments technology to enable acceptance of Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay QR. A 5-year-old startup company, Citcon specializes in enabling U.S. merchants to accept China-based mobile-payments apps. …

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Shopify Launches Shop Pay Installments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/21/20

Working with an unnamed partner, commerce platform Shopify Inc. said it will launch Shop Pay Installments later this year. The option will let consumers at checkout split purchases into four equal installments at no interest.In related news, point-of-sale installment lender PayBright said Canadian fashion retailer Groupe Dynamite is offering PayBright’s service on the merchant’s …

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Square’s Cash App Brings Dollar-Cost Averaging to The Crypto World

With its merchant business under pressure because of the coronavirus pandemic, Square Inc. is yet again spying new opportunities for its consumer-facing Cash App, whose core feature is person-to-person payments. This time, Square is rolling out regularly scheduled purchases of Bitcoin and stocks for Cash App users. Square chief executive …

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In a Twist on Contactless, PayPal Rolls Out a QR Code App for Small And Occasional Sellers

In an effort to reach occasional and very small sellers struggling with restrictions imposed to deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic, PayPal Holdings Inc. on Tuesday launched a Quick Response code capability for its mobile app. The feature allows a buyer to scan a QR code displayed by a seller …

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Retail Sales Slump 16% in April and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/15/20

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Census Bureau issued advance estimates for April’s seasonally adjusted retail and food-services sales totaling $403.9 billion, down 16.4% from March and off 21.6% from April 2019.In one indication of the toll the slumping economy is taking on consumers, store card issuer and processor Alliance Data said its overall delinquency rate …

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Retail E-Commerce Sales Leap 209% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/12/20

The general-retail sector of e-commerce saw a 209% increase in sales volume in April, topping all other retail sectors, according to numbers from ACI Worldwide Inc. Not surprisingly, ticketing (down 99%) and travel (negative 91%) topped the list of online sectors with declines.Cardlytics Inc., which plans marketing programs based on intelligence gathered …

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Eye on Merchants: Debit Spending Increases And Clover Adds Online Ordering

The Covid-19 impact continues to make itself known in the payments arena. Consumers are increasingly favoring debit cards, especially now that many have received $1,200 stimulus payments. And merchants using the Clover point-of-sale system now have access to online ordering on the platform. Consumers increased their debit card spending 6.6% …

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Square’s POS Reputation May Aid Its New Online Checkout Button

Square Inc.’s new online checkout button—a product called Square Online Checkout—likely will get a boost in adoption from the company’s nearly 10-year history of providing payments technology for point-of-sale merchants. The new service enables Square merchants to place a buy button on Web sites and anywhere a link can be shared, …

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Cardtronics Eyes Long-Term Covid-19 Business Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/8/20

Cardtronics plc chief executive Edward West pointed to a long-term effect from the Covid-19 pandemic that he said could prove beneficial for the company, the world’s largest ATM operator. “We also believe that this crisis will likely accelerate the trend of bank branch transformation as several leading retail banks have already …

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Shopify Releases Refreshed POS System With Mobile Checkout And Omnichannel Management

Commerce platform Shopify Inc. has released a refreshed point-of-sale appliance and suite of features. Announced Monday, the revised Shopify POS system is a tablet set on a stand with additional software capabilities. Among the new features is mobile checkout that enables payment acceptance in store or at curbside, an especially …

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