Changes in consumer behavior continue to be rapid, disruptive, and largely driven by technology influences, such as mobile devices, big data, the cloud, IoT and machine learning.
Although mobile payments are convenient for both employees and customers, transitioning to a cashless operation also presents a new set of challenges.
Beacon technology has not been adopted by merchants as quickly as expected, yet changes to devices and strategy will spur 4.5 million active beacons in the U.S. by 2018.
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.
Fraud remains a risk that mobile payments providers, as well as consumers, need to be aware of and take measures against.
It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.
The Everywhere Initiative, which Visa first launched in 2015, lands in Europe for the first time at Mobile World Congress.
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.
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?
It's time for a look back at January's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.
Their success will likely hinge on the same issues as mobile payments — consumer adoption and acceptance.
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.
The company said that the IoT will guide its overall strategy going forward. Samsung Pay will play a small role in that transition.
Was 2016 the year of mobile payments?
Scott Blum, the vice president of Total Merchant Services, gives his take on what he expects from mobile payments in the new year.
Scott Hess, vice president of user experience, consulting and innovation for Fiserv, discusses how payment providers can view this emerging area.
Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Mobile, examines mobile loyalty in the travel industry.
Samsung Rewards is structured like a typical credit card rewards program with a few bonuses here and there.