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

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

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?

Mobile ordering is reinventing the drive-thru experience

Mobile ordering is reinventing the drive-thru experience

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.

Recent earnings reports show the future for mobile payments

Recent earnings reports show the future for mobile payments

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.

Mobile Payments Today: January's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: January's best reads

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 mobile-payment trends to watch in 2017

5 mobile-payment trends to watch in 2017

Scott Blum, the vice president of Total Merchant Services, gives his take on what he expects from mobile payments in the new year.

Usability and security key to payments via the Internet of Things

Usability and security key to payments via the Internet of Things

Scott Hess, vice president of user experience, consulting and innovation for Fiserv, discusses how payment providers can view this emerging area.

Gift cards, rewards coming to Apple Pay thanks to Blackhawk Network technology

Gift cards, rewards coming to Apple Pay thanks to Blackhawk Network technology

Blackhawk's Digital Pass technology enables the integration of gift cards, e-gifts, loyalty cards and rewards programs with Apple Pay.

Mobile Payments Today: November's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: November's best reads

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

The revenue connection between mobile booking and loyalty

The revenue connection between mobile booking and loyalty

Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Mobile, examines mobile loyalty in the travel industry.

OmnyPay finds its showcase with Kohl's Pay

OmnyPay finds its showcase with Kohl's Pay

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.

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