LevelUp intros physical and digital gift cards

Mobile payments company LevelUp today announced the launch of a gift card feature, according to a press release. Businesses can enroll in the program starting today.

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Ukrainian company wants patrons to Settle bill with new mobile app

Advice Wallet Inc. is set to test a mobile payments service that will enable users to pay their restaurant check without waiting for the wait staff to arrive.

The Starbucks mobile wallet: Will fantasy become reality?

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez believes robust rewards could help such an initiative take off.

App overload: mobile payments adding convenience or confusion?

Ron Herman, Founder & CEO of Sionic Mobile, urges mobile-payment app providers to focus on the customer experience first.

Consumers want three main things from mobile payments

Kristen Gramigna, chief marketing officer for BluePay, gives some insight into what she believes works at the point of sale.

Leave my physical wallet at home? No thanks

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez addresses one particular marketing issue that is backfiring on mobile wallet providers.

Mobile is threatening to end POS terminals at restaurants

Noah Glass, Founder and CEO of Olo, believes mobile ordering will one day change this particular industry.

Restaurants seek to enhance in-store experience through customers' smart devices

Executives from White Castle and Dave & Buster's gave their take on the issue at the NRA Show.

CashStar lights the path with digital gifting

CEO Ben Kaplan discusses the role gift cards can play in mobile payments.

An inside look at what drives LevelUp

Mobile-payment and loyalty provider opens its door to a new office.

Want to connect with customers? Think mobile first. [infographic]

Most Americans now own a smartphone and are using them to shop and eat out.

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NEWS


First Data to acquire gift card platform Gyft

First Data has announced the acquisition of Gyft Inc., a digital platform that enables consumers to buy, send, manage and redeem gift cards using mobile devices. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fresh To Order intros mobile payments, loyalty app

Fresh To Order has introduced a new mobile app that allows guests to pay for their meals and earn rewards. The Fresh To Order App is now available through the Apple App Store and Google Play for iOS and Android platforms. For a limited time, guests can get a $3 credit at sign-up and earn an additional $2 credit by referring a friend.

Blazing Onion Burger partners with eTouchMenu for order and payment app

Blazing Onion Burger will partner with eTouchMenu to launch an iPad app for guest-initiated order and payment. "We have been searching for a company that will work with us on our vision," Blazing Onion CEO David Jones said in a...

Starbucks continues mobile payments growth

Mobile payments accounted for 15 percent of Starbucks' total U.S. revenue, the coffee giant said Thursday during its third quarter earnings call. CEO Howard Schultz told investors during the call that there are 12 million mobile app users in the U.S.

LoopPay secures investment from Visa

LoopPay, a mobile wallet platform provider, today announced it has received an investment from Visa, according to a press release. The investment is part of a larger strategic funding round for LoopPay, announced earlier this month, which includes Synchrony Financial...

SK Planet Slydes into the US with new mobile shopping app

SK Planet Inc., the U.S.-based mobile-commerce subsidiary affiliated with wireless giant SK Telecom, this week announced its beta launch of its touchless, beacon-enabled shopping experience through its Slyde mobile app, according to a press release. Slyde, which consumers can download...

ShopKeep adds new features to POS offerings

ShopKeep announced today the addition of new features added to its cloud-based point-of-sale software. The Check Management feature allows merchants to hold tabs open for customers throughout a shift and let them pay for their transaction when they are ready....

Synchrony Financial reveals strategic investment with LoopPay

Synchrony Financial today announced the completion of a strategic investment in LoopPay, according to a press release. LoopPay is expected to provide Synchrony Financial with special features and benefits for its cardholders and retail partners. LoopPay recently introduced the LoopPay...

Agilysys expands restaurant solution to include loyalty, payment gateway

Agilysys Inc., a provider of IT and hospitality software and services, announced it has expanded its rGuest product offering to include solutions for online dining reservations, table management, loyalty and a Point-to-Point Encryption payment gateway. According to a news release,...

'Dads and Grads' gifting period boosts digital card sales for CashStar

CashStar, a digital gifting company with over 300 retailer partners, today announced it achieved an 80-percent year-over-year increase in the number of digital gift cards sold in the month of June, according to a press release. The company contributed the...

Lavu adds multiple payment, other options to online ordering application

Lavu Inc. recently announced the addition of several new features to its online ordering application Lavu ToGo, including multiple payment options, real-time notifications, customizable online menus and website embedding. Lavu ToGo is directly integrated with Lavu iPad POS. The multiple...

TouchBistro adds Pay at Table service in PayPal app

TouchBistro today announced that it has integrated the Pay at Table service in the PayPal app with its TouchBistro mobile point-of-sale solution for tableside ordering. Customers at any participating TouchBistro location in North America can now use the PayPal app...

LevelUp releases its own version of Square Feedback

LevelUp, today announced the launch of InApp Surveys,enabling businesses to automatically collect posttransaction feedback and immediately respond to customer compliments or complaints.

KFC develops Google Glass training program

KFC has developed a training platform through Google Glass. According to a blog on parent company Yum! Brands' homepage, KFC wanted to condense its 80-page instruction manual into an interactive video.

18 Canadian restaurants partner with startup for mobile payments

Toronto-based startup Tab has partnered with 18 high-end restaurants in the city to use a mobile-payment app so that patrons can use it to pay for meals, according to a report in The Globe and Mail. Tab uses geolocation for that app so users can check into a participating restaurant before they start their meal.

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