Thursday , June 4, 2020

Mobile Wallets

Eye on Parking: A Venue Manager Preps for a Contactless Reopening; ParkMobile Lands Three Cities

Expectations that consumers will seek out live entertainment with some mindfulness about actually touching point-of-sale terminals is part of the reason for venue manager Spectra to strike a multiyear deal with parking specialist ParkHub Inc. Announced Wednesday, the deal will see ParkHub provide mobile point-of-sale technology that enables contactless payments. It …

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Konnect’s M-Payments Restaurant Service Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/2/20

Konnect Solutions Inc. introduced a mobile-payments service for restaurants that allows customers to pay inside or in drive-throughs by choosing the restaurant’s local WiFi wireless access point to view a menu, place an order, and access the restaurant’s point-of-sale system. They can pay on their phone or use options offered by …

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A Majority of Online Transactions Are Now Made With Mobile Devices, comScore Finds

Mobile devices have captured more than 50% of online purchase transactions in many large countries, according to new research findings from comScore Inc. Mobile wallets, however, still account for only a minority of total mobile purchases. Reston, Va.-based comScore, which researches Internet usage, says mobile’s share of online transactions rose …

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ATM Counts Slip in the U.S., Canada, and China, New Study Shows

Led by the removal of 30,000 ATMs in China, the number of ATMs worldwide fell by 15,000 units, or 0.5%, in 2019 to 3.23 million machines from 3.25 million in 2018, according to new findings from London-based research firm RBR. The United States and Canada also saw declines in their …

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Rising Use of Digital Payments in Canada Is Likely a Permanent Trend, Interac Reports

Some results from Interac Corp. on Friday show the novel coronavirus and its attendant restrictions are pushing Canadian consumers and businesses toward digital payments, a trend the company says could have lasting effects. In April, e-Transfer transactions reached a record level at 61.3 million, according to the announcement from Interac, …

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Citcon Extends Its Reach for China-Based Wallets Via Tulip, a Tech Provider for Luxury Brands

Citcon USA LLC said Tulip Retail Inc., a provider of mobile apps used by store clerks at major retail chains, will deploy Citcon’s mobile-payments technology to enable acceptance of Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay QR. A 5-year-old startup company, Citcon specializes in enabling U.S. merchants to accept China-based mobile-payments apps. …

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In a Twist on Contactless, PayPal Rolls Out a QR Code App for Small And Occasional Sellers

In an effort to reach occasional and very small sellers struggling with restrictions imposed to deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic, PayPal Holdings Inc. on Tuesday launched a Quick Response code capability for its mobile app. The feature allows a buyer to scan a QR code displayed by a seller …

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As Shut-in Consumers Turn to E-Commerce, Visa Boosts Support for Key Online Technologies

With the world rushing to their phones, tablets, and PCs to buy what they need and want at a time when most physical stores are closed, the payment networks are maneuvering to smooth out online transactions. This includes chucking clunky checkouts and opening the way for transactions to go ahead …

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Square’s POS Reputation May Aid Its New Online Checkout Button

Square Inc.’s new online checkout button—a product called Square Online Checkout—likely will get a boost in adoption from the company’s nearly 10-year history of providing payments technology for point-of-sale merchants. The new service enables Square merchants to place a buy button on Web sites and anywhere a link can be shared, …

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Cardtronics Eyes Long-Term Covid-19 Business Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/8/20

Cardtronics plc chief executive Edward West pointed to a long-term effect from the Covid-19 pandemic that he said could prove beneficial for the company, the world’s largest ATM operator. “We also believe that this crisis will likely accelerate the trend of bank branch transformation as several leading retail banks have already …

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