Tuesday , July 5, 2022

Mobile Commerce

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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Paycast, Marqeta, And Mastercard Launch a Virtual Card for Marketplace Sellers

Paycast Inc., a payments provider for online merchants, e-commerce platforms, and marketplaces, is partnering with Marqeta Inc. and Mastercard Inc. to launch a digital card product for marketplace sellers. The card will enable marketplace sellers to have immediate access to funds from the proceeds of a sale once the transaction …

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Black Friday And Cyber Monday Will Boost Online Sales, But at a Price in False Declines

Shoppers have flooded online shopping sites in response to the pandemic, and now stores are expecting a further bonanza of e-commerce sales as consumers flock to sites for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. But while these two annual shopping extravaganzas will boost sales, they also are likely to have …

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74% of Consumers Intend to Keep Using Contactless Cards and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/24/21

Some 74% of consumers who tried using contactless cards this year plan to keep using them, up from 61% who said the same thing last year, according to a report from the Electronic Transactions Association and The Strawhecker Group.Humbl Inc. released a new version of its Humbl Pay mobile wallet, including upgrades …

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With an Earlier Start, Holiday E-commerce Transactions Are Projected to Outperform 2020

E-commerce merchants can expect another strong holiday-shopping season this year as online transactions are projected to outpace those in the same period last year, according to ACI Worldwide Inc. In the United States, the biggest surge in volume is expected between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, with e-commerce sales projected to …

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Phishing Attacks Have Reached an Alarming Level, With a Record High in July

It’s well-known by now that e-commerce activity is on a sharp upswing, but the underside of that trend is that fraud is rising fast, as well. Phishing attacks, for example, hit a record high in July, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which on Monday released its report for the …

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ParkMobile Expands Google Pay and Maps Integrations and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/22/21

Parking-payments app provider ParkMobile LLC announced it has added more than 100 new markets, including cities and universities, through its integration with Google Maps and Google Pay. The two companies announced the integration a year ago.KeyBank National Association said it has acquired XUP Payments, a digital payments platform focused on business-to-business transactions. Terms …

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A New X9 Standard Seeks to Help Firms Fend off Theft of Sensitive Financial Data

As data compromises of various sorts continue to threaten the security of digital payments, the Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. this week issued a standard it says covers both data protection and breach notification. The new standard, “Financial and Personal Data Protection and Breach Notification,” also known as X9.141, is …

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