Wednesday , January 26, 2022

Mobile Commerce

Stripe Partners With Ford To Help the Automaker Retool E-commerce

Stripe Inc. announced Monday a five-year deal with Ford Credit, Ford Motor Company’s financial-services arm, to develop new e-commerce applications for Ford customers and dealers in North America and Europe. The agreement also includes processing payments for the automaker’s dealer network and providing Ford dealers with an improved payment-acceptance platform.  …

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Trends Like Open Banking And BNPL Will Sustain E-Commerce’s Hot Streak, a Report Says

Open banking, single-click checkout wallets, and the hot buy now, pay later trend will all help drive e-commerce volume worldwide in the coming five years, predicts Juniper Research in a report released Monday. This momentum is likely to push online sales long after the short-term impetus from the pandemic subsides, …

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Payroc Acquires East Commerce Solutions and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/14/22

Payroc WorldAccess LLC said it acquired East Commerce Solutions, a merchant service provider, which has more than $2 billion in annual processing volume. Terms were not disclosed.NCR Corp. said it has closed on its acquisition of LibertyX, a provider of software for cryptocurrency transactions at ATMs and on various payment-acceptance devices. LibertyX …

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Eye on the POS: Texas Roadhouse Selects Sparkfly for Offers; Merrco’s POS System Marks U.S. Entry

Diners visiting Texas Roadhouse restaurants will soon be able to tap on digital offers in the Texas Roadhouse app thanks to a newly announced deal with Sparkfly, a retail services provider. In related point-of-sale news, Merrco Payments Inc. launched its expanded PayHQ service in the United States. Merrco specializes in …

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Visa Acceptance Cloud Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/13/22

Visa Inc. announced a new payment platform, Visa Acceptance Cloud, which will let acquirers, payment service providers, point-of-sale system makers, and Internet of Things developers, to move the payment processing software from the hardware device to the computing cloud. Tests of the new platform are happening in North America, South America, …

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A Survey Says Consumers Who Open Multiple BNPL Accounts Are Likely to Miss a Payment

Buy now, pay later loans are extremely popular, especially among Millennials and Gen Zers, because the loans give them more purchasing power, and they can spread out the payments, usually without having to pay interest.  Yet, despite the immense popularity of BNPL loans, evidence is emerging that consumers with multiple …

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82% of SMBs Anticipate Accepting Digital Payment and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/12/22

Visa Inc.’s Back to Business study found 82% of small businesses plan to accept some form of digital payment in 2022, with 24% saying they plan to accept digital currencies like Bitcoin. The study canvassed 2,250 small-business owners and employees in nine countries, including the United States.Payments provider Lightspeed Commerce Inc. said its merchants …

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Improved Order Accuracy And More Upsells Drove Checkers To Install Automated Voice Ordering

Having committed to rolling out automated voice ordering in drive-thru lanes at its corporate-owned restaurants, Checkers Drive-in Restaurants Inc. expects the new technology will improve order accuracy and significantly increase ticket sizes through more efficient upselling practices. Checkers’ commitment to automated voice ordering, which it announced Monday, comes at a time …

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PayNearMe Gets NY Sports Betting OK and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/11/22

Sports-betting payments specialist PayNearMe Inc. said it has gained approval from the New York Gaming Commission to provide its MoneyLine platform to licensed operators in that state.Fly Now Pay Later, a buy now, pay later provider for travel services, closed a $75 million debt funding round from Atalaya Capital Management that will …

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Restaurant Chain Checkers Rolls Out an AI-based Voice Ordering System

As part of its drive to increase operating efficiency, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. is rolling out an artificial intelligence-based voice-automated ordering system. The system will enable consumers to place orders at the drive-thru lane of corporate-owned Checkers and Rally’s restaurants without the assistance of a restaurant employee. Checkers, which specializes …

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