A closer look behind Sweden's cashless crusade

A closer look behind Sweden's cashless crusade

Sweden's apparent move toward becoming the planet's first cashless state is clearly neither accidental nor simply the outcome of choices made by the Swedish public.

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Mezu trumpets privacy with new mobile P2P app

Mezu trumpets privacy with new mobile P2P app

As consumers become more conscious about which companies they share sensitive information with, a Cleveland-based company has launched a mobile person-to-person app that adds a level of anonymity its co-founder and CEO believes is missing from the market.

Mobile scan-and-go: From cashier to concierge

Mobile scan-and-go: From cashier to concierge

With robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technology advancing, many industries are now addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by increased automation. Retail is no different. In particular, the emergence of checkout-free retail has excited consumers tired of waiting in line.

Mobile Payments Today: May's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: May's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

3 suggestions for the industry to

3 suggestions for the industry to "save" the Pays

Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay aren't going anywhere, but U.S. consumers are not enthusiastic about using them at the physical point-of-sale. But the industry could do some things to help bump adoption and incentivize merchants to accept NFC-enabled mobile payments.

How payments innovation actually hinders the customer experience

How payments innovation actually hinders the customer experience

New technology and innovation is changing the way consumers want to pay, but the increasingly rapid pace of change also creates challenges and vulnerabilities for self-service equipment providers.

Kohl's revamps rewards program with a mobile and digital emphasis

Kohl's revamps rewards program with a mobile and digital emphasis

Blogger Bryan Pearson got the scoop on Kohl's new loyalty initiative that trades points for cash and combines elements of its credit card, sales events and Yes2You Rewards.

EMV, mobile ordering upgrades challenge restaurant industry

EMV, mobile ordering upgrades challenge restaurant industry

New foodservice technologies — including self-order kiosks, mobile ordering and EMV-enabled payment systems — are being introduced at a rapid pace. Operators with existing POS investments need to be able to integrate new capabilities into their existing systems.

How cash and digital payments can coexist going forward

How cash and digital payments can coexist going forward

One clear conclusion we can make, based on recent trends in the financial services industry, is that the increasing prevalence of new transaction methods does not necessarily mean that more traditional payment mechanisms are being left behind.

5 for 5: Top reasons to attend the ICX Summit

5 for 5: Top reasons to attend the ICX Summit

There are a multitude of reasons to attend the upcoming ICX Summit being held in Dallas in June. Here are five top reasons not to miss the annual event from Networld Media Group, which publishes Mobile Payments Today.

PayPal eyes servicing SMBs with $2.2B iZettle acquisition

PayPal eyes servicing SMBs with $2.2B iZettle acquisition

PayPal made the largest acquisition in its history Thursday when it announced an agreement to purchase iZettle, commonly referred to as the European Square.

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Chargeback Resource Guide

Chargeback Resource Guide

When a cardholder sends a chargeback dispute to their bank, they are requesting that the cost of a transaction on their credit statement to be refunded to them. This is because they believe the transaction is invalid.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Clearent


Consumers Welcome New FinTech Payment Options at Unattended Terminals | Wearables | Digital Wallets | Mobile | Kiosk | Vending

Consumers Welcome New FinTech Payment Options at Unattended Terminals | Wearables | Digital Wallets | Mobile | Kiosk | Vending

A new survey commissioned by Transaction Network Services explores attitudes among US, UK and Australian adults to the use of new technology when making payments at unattended terminals. Find out how many use wearables and digital wallets at unattended POS terminals, such as kiosks, vending machines, meters and more.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: Transaction Network Services


How sweetgreen Engages 50% of Customers Digitally

How sweetgreen Engages 50% of Customers Digitally

sweetgreen was one of the first fast-casual restaurants to launch an order ahead, payments, and loyalty app, built on the LevelUp platform. Read on for the results from their impressive customer engagement program.

Type: Case Study




Pret A Manger Hits 90-Day Customer Acquisition Goal in 36 Days with LevelUp

Pret A Manger Hits 90-Day Customer Acquisition Goal in 36 Days with LevelUp

Discover how Pret A Manger increased orders per store, guest frequency and customer acquisition with the launch of their new Level-Up powered app and digital engagement program.  

Type: Case Study




User Data - Your Restaurant's Secret Weapon

User Data - Your Restaurant's Secret Weapon

Learn why data is essential to your restaurant's customer engagement program and how to make it work for you.

Type: eBook




How To Pick a Digital Solution Partner for Your Brand

How To Pick a Digital Solution Partner for Your Brand

Understand the key criteria you should consider when choosing a partner to launch your restaurant digital engagement program.

Type: eBook




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A closer look behind Sweden's cashless crusade