Wednesday , October 28, 2020

Marketing

Amazon Prime Day Will Generate Nearly $10 Billion in Sales in an E-Commerce Extravaganza

After a more than two-month delay, Amazon Prime Day is poised to officially kick off early Tuesday. The two-day event, which was created to boost Prime memberships, will generate $9.91 billion in sales worldwide for Amazon, up 43% from last year’s event, according to the latest forecast from research firm …

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Expect Strong 4Q Credit Card Use and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/8/20

New research from Kount Inc. showed that 57% of consumers expect to use credit cards as their payment choice in the 2020 holiday season. That compares with merchants who expect credit cards to be used 84% of the time. Debit card use is closer, at 65% for consumers and 70% for merchants. …

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Fast-Growing Shopify Adds a Crypto-Fiat Hybrid Payment Gateway From Alchemy Pay

Shopify Inc., an e-commerce payments and marketplace platform that accounts for more U.S. e-commerce sales than any other company besides Amazon.com Inc., is adding a gateway that will allow consumers to pay for products from Shopify online stores using a choice of digital or fiat currencies. The so-called hybrid service …

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Pizza King Switches to Revel POS System and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/7/20

Cloud-based point-of-sale maker Revel Systems said restaurant chain Pizza King will use the Revel Enterprise POS system across its 49 locations, including payment processing via Revel Advantage. Pizza King also will use Revel’s technology for integrations with an employee scheduling application and a gift card provider.ParTech Inc. introduced PAR Payment Service. Designed for …

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Eye on POS Credit: Klarna Nabs Macy’s, And Afterpay Clinches a Deal With Simon Property

Economic uncertainty stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic has stoked consumer interest in point-of-sale credit, and providers of the service are acting to satisfy that urge. The latest moves came Tuesday from payments processor Klarna AB and installment-credit provider Afterpay Ltd. Klarna said it will provide its installment-payment feature to Macy’s …

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49ers’ Home Levi’s Stadium Going Cashless and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/6/20

Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers National Football League team, will transition to cashless when fans are able to return to the venue, the team announced. Card and mobile payments will be used for concessions, merchandise, and other purchases. The stadium is the first fully contactless-enabled NFL venue, the team …

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NCR Releases a New ATM Software Platform Aimed at Consistency With Digital Banking

NCR Corp. on Monday announced the release of its next-generation ATM software platform. The new platform, called NCR Activate Enterprise NextGen, is intended to remake the ATM user experience to reflect similar applications in other digital-banking channels, according to the company. The idea, NCR adds, is to create a more …

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PayPal Adds QR Codes to a Visa-Branded Venmo Card Issued by Synchrony With an NFC Chip

PayPal Holdings Inc. on Monday launched a Visa-branded credit card for its Venmo peer-to-peer payment service that features a QR code for P2P transfers in addition to a near-field communication chip for merchant acceptance. The new product arrives as PayPal searches for ways to boost revenue for its wildly popular …

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Debit Use Rises at Restaurants and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/5/20

For the week ending Sept. 27, debit card use was up 4.2% at restaurants, not including fast food, and credit card use was down 16.9% compared to the week ending Sept. 29, 2019, according to the Tracking Transaction Trends report from PSCU, a credit union service organization. Debit card use was …

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Installment Payments Provider Sezzle Lines up Untuckit and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/2/20

Point-of-sale credit provider Sezzle said apparel retailer Untuckit chose Sezzle as its preferred buy-now-pay-later option.Private-label card transaction processor Alliance Data Systems Corp. launched its Enhanced Digital Suite, a set of features aimed at increasing customer awareness of payment and credit options earlier in the shopping cycle.Perk Labs Inc. said its Perk Hero mobile app can …

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