What restaurateurs can learn from Starbucks' mobile ordering challenges

What restaurateurs can learn from Starbucks' mobile ordering challenges

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.

How much more will the internet change financial services?

How much more will the internet change financial services?

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.

What Target's mobile payments plan says about today's retail trends

What Target's mobile payments plan says about today's retail trends

CVS, Kohl's and Wal-Mart all added payments features to their mobile apps in 2016. Target now reportedly will do the same.

Sweetgreen, mobile payments and a cashless society

Sweetgreen, mobile payments and a cashless society

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.

Are in-car payments innovative?

Are in-car payments innovative?

Their success will likely hinge on the same issues as mobile payments — consumer adoption and acceptance.

Amazon Go's impact on payments, self-checkout

Amazon Go's impact on payments, self-checkout

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.

How banks can win the P2P payments war

How banks can win the P2P payments war

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.

Mobile payments and kiosks: The perfect match?

Mobile payments and kiosks: The perfect match?

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.

CES 2017: The IoT and payments merge

CES 2017: The IoT and payments merge

Mobile Payments Today was at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the 50th edition of the gathering in Las Vegas.

Will mobile payments give way to wearables?

Will mobile payments give way to wearables?

Kirsty Tull, from BillPro.com, examines the link between mobile payments and wearables and whether the latter will become mainstream any time soon.

Will rewards finally push mobile payments past the tipping point?

Will rewards finally push mobile payments past the tipping point?

One of the more interesting discussions during the Digital Money Forum Wednesday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show revolved around consumer take-up of mobile payments technologies.

Samsung: King of the IoT?

Samsung: King of the IoT?

The company said that the IoT will guide its overall strategy going forward. Samsung Pay will play a small role in that transition.

Mobile Payments Today: December's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: December's top reads

It's time for a look back at December's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.

Mobile payments help Sweden's move to a cashless society

Mobile payments help Sweden's move to a cashless society

All the signs seem to point to Sweden becoming an entirely cash-free country. However, the phasing out of a payment method that has been in use for centuries will not be simple, and it's possible that the country will never become truly cashless.

Retailers tap the power of mobile apps during holiday season

Retailers tap the power of mobile apps during holiday season

Here's a reason for retailers to be "appy" this holiday season: Purchases made on mobile apps more than doubled in 2015, to nearly $50 billion. We look at holiday-specific shopper apps and how retailers can parlay these concepts into direct spending online and in the store.

Why digital receipts is the banking product we need

Why digital receipts is the banking product we need

Despite the rapid pace of digitization in banking, paper receipts are the last bastion of an analog world. And as long as they remain analog, they also remain limited in their value.

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Was 2016 the year of mobile payments?

Digital gift cards a hit this holiday season

Digital gift cards a hit this holiday season

A First Data study reveals e-gift card usage is on the climb, driven by those ages 18 to 34. The biggest card buyers are those ages 35 to 54. The main reason is convenience.

2017: Introducing mobile payments 2.0

2017: Introducing mobile payments 2.0

André Stoorvogel, head of marketing at Rambus Bell ID, examines what we might see from the industry in the new year.

How Scotiabank ensures an easy customer experience at the ATM

How Scotiabank ensures an easy customer experience at the ATM

When it comes to the ideal banking experience for the average customer, "the faster, the better," says Jorge Lemus,  vice president of international banking payments at Scotiabank.  This is where he believes technology can play a crucial role.

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