Amazon Alexa skills to feature payments

Software developers will soon have the opportunity to add Amazon Pay to the voice apps that are available from the Alexa Skills Store, according to an announcement Amazon made at a conference in Las Vegas this past week. Skills categories...

Bango extends carrier billing for Amazon customers in Japan

Bango is expanding direct carrier billing availability to Japanese customers of Amazon Prime and Prime Student membership programs following the launch of direct carrier billing for Amazon retail customers in Japan earlier this year. Amazon customers with an NTT DOCOMO...

Contextual commerce still finding its way

Contextual commerce still finding its way

Contextual commerce is an emerging trend in the payments and retail industries that executives are still trying to figure out due to some confusion over the concept.

Amazon brings Amazon Pay in-store program to restaurants with Clover

Amazon has expanded the Amazon Pay in-store program to restaurants with Clover point-of-sale stations located in the northeastern part of the U.S. and Seattle area, according to a company announcement. Starting next month, customers in select areas will be able...

In Depth: Payments industry was (mostly) quiet this summer

In Depth: Payments industry was (mostly) quiet this summer

Mobile Payments Today takes a look back at the top stories from the past three months.

Will Amazon Go make cashiers and checkout lanes obsolete?

Will Amazon Go make cashiers and checkout lanes obsolete?

That question was the focus of a breakout session Tuesday at the fourth annual CONNECT Mobile CX Summit in Philadelphia. The answer is complicated, which is usually the case with emerging technology options.

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Do consumers see the value in every self-checkout option available to them from different restaurants and retailers?

Online grocery service debuts Alexa skill for hands-free voice order capability

Consumers who like to order from Stop and Shop's online Peapod grocery service can now enlist the help of Amazon's Alexa devices. The grocer is offering an "Ask Peapod" feature which enables voice ordering, according to a Progressive Grocer report....

Walmart leaps ahead of Amazon with Scan & Go

Walmart is getting the jump on Amazon to make checkout lanes obsolete as the world's largest retailer is rolling out a mobile app that enables to scan and pay for items without the need to wait in line, according to...

USAA testing Amazon Alexa skill

USAA is testing an Amazon Alexa skill that will enable its customers to get answers to some of the most frequent and basic questions fielded by service representatives answering member phone calls, according to a press release. The San Antonio-based...

To compete with Amazon, retailers must focus on mobile experience

To compete with Amazon, retailers must focus on mobile experience

The beverage alcohol industry in particular might fall victim to Amazon's takeover of Whole Foods.

Amazon Pay revives the Buy button craze on Instagram

Amazon is attempting to keep the social media Buy button alive via a partnership with high-end clothing retailer Moda Operandi's Instagram posts, according to multiple media reports. Moda shoppers that view something they want to buy on the retailer's Instagram post can do so using their Amazon login credentials (Amazon Buy).

Barclaycard tests Amazon Go concept in London

Barclaycard has begun testing what it calls a brand new payment concept that streamlines the way consumers buy low-value goods by enabling them to scan and pay for their shopping using their smartphone without the need to visit a physical...

Amazon Go store hits some glitches

The public unveiling of Amazon's Go store, which features no cashiers, is being delayed due to some technical glitches, according to a Market Watch report. The big challenge is that the sensor-based check-out system isn't working well when there are...

The impact of Amazon Go and the future of payments

The impact of Amazon Go and the future of payments

Does the consumer-controlled checkout Amazon Go offers hold revolutionary potential, or is it a blip on the radar before a newer, hotter trend dominates the popular narrative? In reality, it's a bit of both.

Talking With: Amazon payments exec on brokering consumer trust, solving customer pain points (Part 1)

Talking With: Amazon payments exec on brokering consumer trust, solving customer pain points (Part 1)

Mobile Payments Today sat down with Patrick Gauthier at the Shoptalk conference to discuss a wide range of topics about e-commerce, the checkout experience and what makes Pay with Amazon different from MasterPass, PayPal and Visa Checkout.

Apple Pay: Is it enough?

Apple Pay: Is it enough?

Rick Oglesby, senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, examines what Apple's recent announcement means for mobile payments.

Amazon enters the mPOS fray

Amazon enters the mPOS fray

The online retailer Wednesday introduced Amazon Local Register with a better transaction rate than Square.

Amazon set to launch Square-like mPOS device

Amazon is reportedly about to launch its own mobile point-of-sale device, similar to Square and PayPal, according to a report from 9to5 Mac. The publication got its hands on an internal Staples document that showed an "Amazon Card Reader" that...

Mobile wallets lead as alternative payments grow worldwide

The total share of all alternative payment methods is expected to reach over 50 percent of business-to-consumer e-commerce payments with digital wallets and mobile payments expected to show the fastest growth, according to a report from Germany-based secondary research organization...

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