Study: Grocers find success with mobile apps

A three-year research report indicates a mobile app can be a big boost for sales and customer engagement.

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Will consumers adopt Facebook's 'Buy' button?

The social media giants is adding the feature so its zillions of users can shop as they socialize and the move has industry watchers buzzing.

Three years later: Where does MCX stand today?

Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart were among the first major retailers to announce their support for the Merchant Customer Exchange. More than three years later, the proposed mobile payments system is still more an idea than an actual product.

Cards and payments: Renew the old, ring in the new

A new industry survey seeks to understand the priorities, challenges and benefits that payments organizations will encounter as they undertake a "new and renew" transformation in payments.

Fintech 2.0 needed between startups and banks

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, wrote a blog post about his recent attendance at the MoneyConf in Belfast.

Mobile: The smart approach to in-store shopping

Pat Bakey, global retail EVP at SAP, encourages retailers to embrace smartphones as a way of life for their customers.

Can Facebook and Twitter accelerate retail m-commerce markets?

Alex Hum wrote his latest blog post about the power social media could have in regards to the retail digital transformation.

Mobile wallets spin their wheels in the mud as consumer adoption stalls

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez shares his thoughts on the current market.

San Francisco Soup Company executive discusses the restaurant's use of BLE beacons

Clayton Chan, COO for San Francisco Soup Company, discusses the restaurant chain's use of BLE beacons.

Mozido enters China by way of PayEase acquisition

Company buys PayEase, which is one of 22 licensed payment processing companies in the country.

PayPal Here comes to Windows

The partnership between the two companies gives small and medium-sized merchants another option for mobile point-of-sale services as Microsoft positions its newest tablet as a commerce device.

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NEWS


PayPal officially separates from eBay

PayPal previously was listed on the Nasdaq under the same ticker symbol "PYPL" before it was acquired by eBay Inc. in 2002 for $1.5 billion.

Zapper unveils dine-and-dash app

Zapper announced the launch of its mobile payments app and marketing service at local establishments this month in Richmond, Virginia.

Australian Urbanspoon users migrate to new platform

Zomato, a restaurant search and discovery app that provides information for more than1.4 million restaurants, has completed the transition of Australian users following its $52 million acquisition of Urbanspoon at the beginning of the year.

Vibes brings mobile marketing platform to Apple Watch

The company announced that its mobile ad tech also is compatible with the smartwatch.

Paytronix upgrades mobile-app features for restaurants

The company said the new enhancements make it easier than ever before for restaurants and retailers to customize their apps while simultaneously making them easier and more compelling for customers to use.

3 for 1: Olo, LevelUp launch ordering, loyalty, payment solution

Olo and LevelUp have launched the restaurant industry's first fully turnkey mobile commerce solution with built-in ordering, loyalty and payment in one user experience.

Plenti officially opens doors to retail loyalty

Plenti, the first U.S.-based loyalty coalition, Monday announced that the program is now available to consumers online at Plenti.com and at thousands of partner retail locations.

Canadian coffee chain goes mobile with loyalty platform

Second Cup, a Canada-based coffee shop, has launched a free mobile loyalty program.

Netsuite inks deal to acquire Bronto software

Partnership brings together cloud-based omnichannel commerce provider and cloud-based commerce marketing company.

Pyrim intends to educate merchants about mobile commerce

The company introduced what what it calls the Mobile Commerce Education Resource Kit, a guide designed to teach merchants about the mobile commerce ecosystem.

Amex pushes forward major retail rewards initiative

AT&T, ExxonMobil, Macy's, Nationwide, Rite Aid, Direct Energy and Hulu will be initial partners.

Vibes partners with Adobe to power mobile marketing campaigns

This integration allows digital marketers to create and manage campaigns for mobile wallet, SMS and push messaging from a single platform.

Emagine enhances real-time mobile marketing

Company offers mobile operators the ability to send marketing messages in real time.

New association will promote tech-powered experience across consumer channels

The Interactive Customer Experience Association will explore ways that technologies can be combined to create new and unique consumer experiences.

Vibes seeks to improve mobile marketing with new initiative

WalletAds is a patent-pending mobile ad technology that enables consumers to "tap and save" branded content and offers to Apple's Passbook or Google Wallet directly from a mobile ad.

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Transactions are just a part of the mobile payment story. Merchants are learning how to leverage payment data for mobile marketing campaigns that attract new customers and keep loyal customers coming back.