Careful consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of each available payments option will enable restaurant owners to find the one that best meets the needs and preferences of their diners.
In the final part of this series, we take a look at what makes a great mobile app. The answer might be simple, but the execution is often difficult.
Marketing strategies devised for millennials by older generations have been based on bad intuition, poorly curated data, and unquestioned, incomplete assumptions. That leads to bad guesses. When you're designing banking and payment systems for your next generation of customers, bad guesses can be expensive.
In the second part of this series, Mobile Payments Today gives readers a closer look about how services such as Postmates work for the person delivering goods.
Mobile apps such as Postmates and Uber have become the blueprint for great customer experiences. But what is it like to be on the other side of such services, particularly Postmates?
Much of the draw of the drive-thru is rooted in speed and convenience; however, recent advancements in technology have created the potential for an even faster, even easier drive-thru transaction.
With the landscape of payments acceptance constantly changing and new disruptive technologies entering the market, a merchant acquirer must be constantly looking at how to adopt these solutions.
Facebook's mobile-first mentality has become a rallying cry of sorts for other companies, whether they're in the payments industry, or a retailer such as Starbucks.
It's time for a look back at January's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.
As airline passengers increasingly turn to smartphones and other mobile devices to book and manage their flights and related travel arrangements, airlines have the opportunity for significant new revenues.
Starbucks said it faced operational challenges at some of its stores where mobile ordering is popular. How Starbucks responds to this challenge is something the industry will closely monitor as mobile ordering becomes a standard feature for many fast casual chains as well as a revenue generator.
One area that has lagged in innovation is financial services. While money is inherently a conservative market, many predicted that providers would innovate quickly or be replaced.
CVS, Kohl's and Wal-Mart all added payments features to their mobile apps in 2016. Target now reportedly will do the same.
The popular specialty salad quick-service restaurant chain tested a no-cash policy in 2016 and is now fully cashless where such a thing is allowed by law. Is such a move the best thing for consumers.
Their success will likely hinge on the same issues as mobile payments — consumer adoption and acceptance.
The Amazon Go store has no cash register or payment kiosk. Instead, shoppers scan themselves into the store using the free Amazon Go app, shop as normal, remove items from a store shelf, place items in a shopping bag, and leave the store.
Roxanne Voidonicolas, marketing communications specialist at Sensibill, relates how financial institutions might be able to snag some market share from incumbents such as Venmo and Square Cash.
Smartphones are driving an e-commerce revolution. While mobile payments can adversely affect the need for kiosks in some situations, most industry observers see mobile payments as another payment option that kiosk operators need to consider to meet consumer buying habits.
Mobile Payments Today was at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the 50th edition of the gathering in Las Vegas.
Kirsty Tull, from BillPro.com, examines the link between mobile payments and wearables and whether the latter will become mainstream any time soon.