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.
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.
The company said that the IoT will guide its overall strategy going forward. Samsung Pay will play a small role in that transition.
It's time for a look back at December's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.
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.
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.
Was 2016 the year of mobile payments?
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.
André Stoorvogel, head of marketing at Rambus Bell ID, examines what we might see from the industry in the new year.
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.
Blackhawk's Digital Pass technology enables the integration of gift cards, e-gifts, loyalty cards and rewards programs with Apple Pay.
It's time for a look back at November's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.
Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Mobile, examines mobile loyalty in the travel industry.
OnmyPay debuted in 2014, but lacked the big-name retailer it craved to show off its capabilities. That changed last month when Kohl's added a mobile payments component to its app.
Talbott Roche, the CEO and president of Blackhawk Network, discusses some ways smart brands are leveraging mobile payments systems through branded value to influence consumers' choices, generate engagement and create loyalty.
Samsung Rewards is structured like a typical credit card rewards program with a few bonuses here and there.
Citi is the latest financial institution to come to the market with a digital wallet service.
Mobile Payments Today recently spoke with Samsung about everything Samsung Pay.