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…)
Mothercare has removed many of the barriers to mobile check-out with a new API-based app – is already starting to reap the rewards.
Tesco is testing contactless, paperless receipts in two stores in Harlow, Essex, sending them to the user’s Tesco app instead, as the retailer looks to make its whole check out process more digital.
Wa! and Fivory, the two French electronic wallets developed respectively by Carrefour and BNP Paribas – and Crédit Mutuel, Auchan, Mastercard, Oney and Total – are pooling their expertise to create a “single secure, multiservice, app-based mobile payment solution” for retail.
According to Visa’s 2016 Digital Payments Study, the number of consumers regularly using contactless mobile payments – whether via a smartphone, tablet or wearable – has tripled in the past year.
The roll out of Apple Pay on websites is the most significant thing that Apple has done this year. Igor Gorin, CEO, Astound Commerce explains why
Some 36% of students want to pay for goods with their smartphones, a survey by Vista Retail Support has found. The latest research is a timely reminder to retailers to do their homework and prepare their shops and staff to accept mobile payments as a record number of students are (more…)
With a whole generation coming of age with a totally mobile-centric world view, Gillian Hughes, VP Corporate Sales at Veoo, offers five practical tips for retailers to start tapping into mobile wallets and beyond
MasterCard has rolled out Identity Check Mobile, a new payment technology application that uses biometrics like fingerprints or facial recognition to verify a cardholder’s identity, simplifying online shopping.
More and more consumers are embracing mobile wallets – Apple and Google have both staked their payments tools on them – but what do they actually deliver for consumers and what do retailers need to know to get the most out of it, asks Gillian Hughes, VP Corporate Sales at Veoo (more…)
COOP Denmark is to roll out a new Beep and Pay (‘Bip & Betal’) mobile electronic payment solution across its entire chain of stores, adding payments to its mobile loyalty app.
Consumers are failing to adopt personal banking apps amid security fears, finds a new study in the US and UK, and the knock on effect may be that mobile retailing and mobile payments app uptake could also suffer.
Tesco is planning to roll out its PayQwiq mobile payment app across all its UK stores by the end of the year following successful trials. The move would put it in direct contest with both Apple Pay, Android Pay and Google Wallet offering a much higher payment limit of £400.
More than a third of consumers believe their financial mobile applications are not secure enough – and that is going to have a massive impact on retailer plans to introduce mobile payments.
Rob Weisz, chief executive of mobile payments and messaging specialist Fonix outlines how the carrier billing – charging things to the mobile phone bill – could be the way to revolutionise online sales.
Retailers in search of an ever more flexible shopping have looked to mobile scan and pay technology to create an easier customer journey through the store or supermarket. It’s now common to see customers scanning and paying for products in store, before walking out with them. But criminologists from the University (more…)
According to new research from Visa, consumers across Europe are interested in using biometrics, such as fingerprints on mobile, when making a payment – especially when integrated with other security measures.