POS check: Rising to the mobile challenge

Mobile payment platforms debuted amidst tremendous buzz. Although the platforms launched successfully, most consumers continued to use traditional payment methods, pushing business owners to delay their mobile-first strategies to a later date. But that is changing and retailers need to be ready.

The offline and online worlds collide at Amazon's bookstores

If you want to see the potential future of retail, visit an Amazon bookstore.

MCX's CurrentC showed potential with loyalty-based approach

When JP Morgan Chase acquired the Merchant Customer Exchange payments technology last month, a 5-year saga came to a bitter end. The payments industry, which has proven difficult to navigate and succeed in over the past decade, claimed another victim.

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

Webinar to focus on security in digital commerce and payments

With mobile blurring the lines between physical and online shopping for both consumers and merchants, these new payment options call for security and trust models that meet the new challenges and threats.

McDonald's move to mobile ordering will be closely watched

McDonald’s and its recently unveiled plans to implement mobile ordering and curbside pickup is proof that even the mightiest brands now know mobile ordering is the order of the future. But, chains must lay the groundwork for this major transition by preparing a foundation that helps them clear the potential hurdles and move on to future success.

US restaurants lead the charge for a cashless future

Although mobile payments are convenient for both employees and customers, transitioning to a cashless operation also presents a new set of challenges.

What's in store for beacons in 2017?

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.

How retailer mobile apps can make, or break, the customer experience

Companies are always looking for new ways to solidify their relationship with their customer base and grow. Some do a good job while others miss. New technology often helps, but is not always the answer.

Retailers continue to fine tune mobile experiences

If 2015 was a defining moment for mobile use in retail, then 2016 showed the industry what is possible as merchants continued to fine-tune their app experiences for consumers. And they will continue along that path well into 2017 and beyond.

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.

Upcoming webinar to tackle mobile commerce fraud

If mobile commerce is part of your overall selling strategy, understanding the differences between e-commerce and m-commerce fraud management is critical.

The mobile-centric gap costs travel operators significant revenues

With an estimated $817 billion expected in digital travel sales globally by 2020, airlines are missing significant revenues by failing to exploit the potential of mobile commerce and payment innovation.

Unconventional channels driving mobile payments adoption

Mobile payment technology is still in its relative infancy, but growing pains can be costly when it comes to new technologies seeking wider adoption.

Mobile Payments Today: February's best reads

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

MasterCard taps Oracle to bolster digital payments for consumers and merchants

The card network said its new partnership with the software company will focus on restaurants, hotels and retail stores.

The importance of building mobile payments with the right POS in mind

As the mobile wallet ecosystem continues to grow and expand, there are still several barriers to entry in the restaurant industry that are making it difficult to increase consumer adoption and employee execution.

How emerging payments technologies are changing the fast food industry

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.

Inside the mobile-only, on-demand market (and gig economy), Part III

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.

Inside the mobile-only, on-demand market (and gig economy), Part II

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.

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