The High Street is beleaguered, but not because shoppers don’t want to go there, just it doesn’t quite offer the experience they are used to online. So what can you do about it? Here Andrea Scerch, President, Payment Gateway Services, Mastercard suggests some ways retailers can reclaim the streets.
Barclaycard has agreed two new partnerships that will see its bPay payment technology embedded into high street jewellery and watch brands, expanding the range of wearable devices that can be used to make contactless transactions in the UK.
Following a highly successful roll out of m-payments in Nisa convenience stores around Peterborough last year, Zapper is extending the reach of its all-in-one payments, loyalty and vouchering platform to more convenience stores around the UK. With the Nisa launch continuing to perform above expectations, Zapper is now launching in further stores (more…)
While cash continues to be the bedrock of consumer transactions in the EU-7, mobile payments will almost triple over the next five years – at a CAGR of almost 23% – vaulting from $52 billion at the end of 2015 to $148 billion by 2021. And retailers need to take (more…)
Anyone blessed with the need for glasses has probably been into Specsavers and, like me, you will have seen how the retailer uses iPads to add that personal touch while you recover from the rigours of an eye test. But now the company is looking to up the game and (more…)
Jaguar drivers can now use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel with a new cashless payment app at Shell service stations in the UK.
Leading UK footware retailer schuh has partnered with Klarna to make it easier for shoppers to buy shoes online on mobile phones. When checking out online, customers will now be able to benefit from Klarna’s unique technology to buy products by simply entering their email and delivery address, rather than (more…)
More than 33 million customers have used Amazon Payments to make a purchase in 2016, with 32% of them doing so on mobile, Amazon has revealed.
Leading retailers and their thirst for new payment channels are proving a boon for the payments industry. Developing successful omni-channel payment services for Burberry, Tory Burch, Scotch & Soda, L’Oreal and Topshop has seen payment company Adyen has seen its payments business volume grow by 80% to some $90billion a (more…)
Will the phone ever replace the wallet? New research suggests it could, with 18% of shoppers saying they have used their phones to pay in a shop.
Barclaycard, which has an overview of nearly half of the UK’s credit and debit card transactions, is partnering with VocaLink to let its merchants accept mobile payments through Pay by Bank app. Pay by Bank app will allow shoppers to pay quickly and securely for goods and services on a (more…)
Tesco is making it faster and easier for customers to pay for their shopping by extending the availability of its mobile payments app, PayQwiq, to every Tesco store in the UK. This follows positive feedback from customers during the initial roll-out. PayQwiq, available for both Android and iOS smartphones, allows (more…)
André Stoorvogel, Head of Marketing, Rambus Bell ID takes a look at how 2017 is set to be the year Mobile Payments becomes mainstream – if it can become something different. Difficult Second Album, Sophomore Slump, Second Year Blues – it’s not easy maintaining success. Happily, following its breakout year (more…)
With Saturday 17th December set to be the UK’s busiest shopping day as consumers rush to purchase their last-minute Christmas presents, many will be turning to using mobile to pay.
The rise in use of contactless payments is inspiring a growing number of shoppers to use their mobile to pay and do other new things around shopping, the latest research into payment habits by Visa finds in the run up to Christmas.
The way people shop has changed dramatically over the past decade – and with it has come a change in how people pay. Is the next great step in retail going to be a move by retail brands into the e-money space? Scott Dawson, commercial director at Neopay thinks it could (more…)
New European ecommerce rules to tighten up the security of online checkout threaten to make buying things on mobile – and on desktop – much more time consuming and could see an end to all forms of express checkout.
Mobile payments is becoming an increasing investment priority among retailers as they start to see it as something that customers want.
Adyen, the payments company powering global commerce for Uber, Facebook and Netflix amongst others, has added WeChat Pay to its portfolio of local payments methods. It’s the first major payment service provider to integrate WeChat Pay into its offering on a global scale – providing businesses with access to 400 (more…)
Restaurant chains TGI Fridays and Byron will soon be accepting the Qkr! with Masterpass app throughout its restaurants. UK customers ordering food at any one of Byron’s 68 restaurants or TGI’s 76 sites will have the option to pay from their smartphone using the app. Individual Restaurants has also signed (more…)