Thursday , December 2, 2021

Mobile Commerce

Eye On Holiday Fraud: Expect a Surge in Attacks for Higher Dollar Value Items

The holiday-shopping season is a busy time not just for merchants and consumers, but for criminals, too. Fraud attacks are projected to increase by at least 50% this holiday-shopping season, and will most likely surpass the 56% increase in attacks during the 2020 holiday season, according to Arkose Labs.  Fraudsters …

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Cart Abandonment Issues Linger and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/2/21

Online checkouts remain a challenge for many merchants as 40% report cart abandonment as more than a minor issue and 41% say fraudulent transactions have risen since the pandemic set in, according to Paysafe Ltd.’s “Lost in Transaction” report.PayPal Holdings Inc. said merchants on the Wix.com Ltd. e-commerce platform can offer …

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Consumers Are Largely ‘in the Dark’ About How Much Fintech Apps Access Their Data

Consumers have relied more heavily on payments apps and other fintech technologies since the onset of the pandemic, but few are aware of how much control these apps have over consumer data, according to a survey released Wednesday by The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC. In fact, consumer confidence in …

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Afterpay’s BNPL Spending up 230% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/1/21

Buy now, pay later spending in the United States through provider Afterpay Ltd. has risen 230% in the past 12 months, with a 34% increase year-over-year during the Black Friday through Cyber Monday period, the company said. Square Inc.’s acquisition of Afterpay, announced in August, is expected to close in the first quarter next …

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With Delinquencies Rising, Experts Advise Flexible Repayment Plans for BNPL Users

With defaults on buy now, pay later loans on the rise, BNPL providers need to be cognizant that creating a flexible repayment plan can not only help improve recovery rates, but help retain delinquent customers by providing a better customer experience during the collection phase, says a study from digital …

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In Cyber Monday’s Shopping Frenzy, Smart Phones Cooled off While BNPL Took off

Cyber Monday 2021 is in the books, and a number of lessons have emerged from the biggest online-shopping day of the year regarding how consumers are spending. They didn’t use their mobile phones as much as expected, buy now, pay later picked up some momentum, and inflation asserted itself in …

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Waitr Adds Harbortouch Devices and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/30/21

Waitr Holdings Inc., an ordering and delivery platform for restaurants, has agreed to offer the Harbortouch point-of-sale system from payments provider Shift4 Payments Inc. to Waitr’s 26,000 clients.Payments provider Nuvei Corp. said a subsidiary has won approval to provide payment processing to support daily fantasy sports and sports-wagering operators in Louisiana. The …

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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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