The retail landscape is evolving rapidly as emerging technologies and trends are changing expectations of the in-store experience. As retailers look to find their place in this brave new world, many are now seeing payments as an opportunity.
Mobile wallets, security and Alipay were just a few of the many discussions that took place at the recent conference in Copenhagen.
Every retailer and restaurant is going mobile or has gone mobile but a successful strategy to meld it with the physical customer experience takes work. Lots of work.
The Chicago-based mobile remittance service and app has quietly made a name for itself in a sector with several companies vying for a small share of a money transfer market worth billions of dollars.
Attendees at the Interactive Customer Experience Summit in Dallas took advantage of a chance to find out first hand during a panel featuring seven millennial shoppers.
Companies need to utilize new technology to remain competitive, but they must be aware of all the changes that a new technology will bring to their operation for the technology to succeed.
Blockchain continues to win mindshare among fintech executives. The naysayers' position is starting to soften, and the viability of blockchain as a means to exchange information between untrusted parties has begun to receive recognition from major banks.
Pay-at-the-table devices, which generally accept both EMV and contactless payments, could start to appear at restaurants in a big way during the next couple of years.
Millions of Americans use smartphones for everyday tasks such as taking pictures, working out, or arranging transportation, yet mobile wallets have struggled to gain traction among consumers.
As loyalty programs have expanded to include more emotional benefits, they have seen the value associated with meeting a consumer's needs. Now companies are competing for customer relationships rather than customer memberships.
Amazon has been a source of stiff competition for online retailers around the world of many years. And, with the launch of its Amazon Go concept store in Seattle last year, the online giant brought itself out of the cloud and into direct competition with brick and mortar stores.
It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.
At least one executive believes the recent stats are misleading.
With new technologies, it takes a while for regulation to catch up. Blockchain technology is no exception. While we are slowly beginning to see standards emerge, the reputation of blockchain is still marred by the criminal aspects of bitcoin.
Amazon, Facebook and Google are driving what consumers expect in a digital environment.
Jayson Tipp, Nikki Baird among the keynote speakers for the fourth annual executive event.
Loyalty and order-ahead-and-pay are becoming the standard in the industry.
The company earlier this month officially launched a mobile app for Android and iOS that enables users to open, view and close a bar tab right from their smartphone.
Consumers are looking for tools that make moving and managing money convenient and enable them to take control of their financial lives. Mobile can accomplish these things.
Recognizing merchants have encountered difficulty integrating EMV compliant payment equipment, credit card issuers have postponed chargebacks for fraudulent purchases on non-compliant equipment. Compliance, however, will benefit all parties by reducing credit card fraud.