Wednesday , July 8, 2020

Mobile Commerce

Merchants Are Rebooting, So ISOs Look to Apps And Loyalty to Bring Customers Back

As businesses start to reopen, independent sales organizations and other payment providers are rolling out programs suited to the new reality faced by both proprietors and their customers. The latest example comes from VizyPay, which on Tuesday announced a service it says will help merchants attract old customers and pull …

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Fiserv Lands Big Grocery Chain and other Digital Transactions News Briefs from 7/6/20

Fiserv Inc. said it has begun processing all in-store payments at 2,250 ALDI Nord stores in Germany through First Data Gmbh. Fiserv acquired First Data in 2019. Discover Financial Services said it will donate $25,000 to each of 200 restaurants owned by black proprietors. Nominations are being taken between now and Oct. …

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Venmo Testing a Mobile-Payments Service for Small Merchants

Taking a page from Square Inc.’s playbook, PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Venmo peer-to-peer payments service is testing what it calls Venmo Business Profiles, a potentially revenue-generating service that enables Venmo users who are sole proprietors of small businesses to sell goods through an affiliated page visible to other Venmo users. Announced …

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How the Pandemic Has Hastened Small Merchants’ Conversion to Contactless And Online Channels

Evidence continues to accumulate that the Covid-19 pandemic is not only boosting contactless and online payments, but doing so in historically short order. Some 48% of small and medium-size merchants reported in mid-June that they had observed an increase in the number of consumers either using contactless payments or asking …

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Chargebacks911 Debuts a Chargeback-Management Tool for Financial Institutions

Chargebacks reverberate throughout the payment stream, and now Chargebacks911 has released a tool that it says will help financial institutions better manage them. Dubbed Fi911, the tool is meant to automate procedures and make them more efficient, Clearwater, Fla.-based Chargebacks911 says. The company says more chargeback inquiries are being directed …

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AmEx Launches $200 Million Shop Small Program and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/29/20

American Express Co. announced a global, $200 million Shop Small campaign to support small businesses, many of which have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. U.S. AmEx cardholders can get $5 back after they spend $10 or more, up to 10 times, when they buy online or in-store at qualified businesses …

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Some E-Commerce Categories Return to Growth While Small Business Sales Continue Double-Digit Rise

While e-commerce sales overall have ballooned for many merchants since the March 11 declaration of the Covid-19 pandemic, health-and-beauty and business supplies generally did not. Until last week. Online business supplies sales were up 21% and health-and-beauty sales were up 20% for the week of June 16-22, reports the Signifyd …

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SoFi Joins Cardtronics Allpoint ATM Network and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/26/20

ATM network operator Cardtronics plc said customers of Social Finance Inc. (SoFi) will get access to the 55,000 ATMs in the Cardtronics-owned Allpoint surcharge-free network, including several at the new SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, under a new agreement between the companies.Payment technology provider Galileo announced the full launch of Galileo Instant, a service …

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Wirecard Turns to Insolvency Action and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/25/20

German payments provider Wirecard, which entered the U.S. market in 2016, filed for insolvency, it announced Thursday, following the disclosure last week of more than $2 billion in disputed cash. It is evaluating whether insolvency will be filed for its subsidiaries.In an update, Mastercard Inc. reported its switched transaction volume recorded a 1% increase in the …

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Shift4 Launches QR Pay as an Alternative to Contactless Payments Via NFC

Payments companies have been working for months against a backdrop of consumer fears induced by the new coronavirus, and on Wednesday Shift4 Payments Inc. launched a contactless-payment capability with a twist: it relies on Quick Response codes rather than the much more common near-field communication technology found in major-brand credit …

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