Amazon Alexa skills to feature payments

Software developers will soon have the opportunity to add Amazon Pay to the voice apps that are available from the Alexa Skills Store, according to an announcement Amazon made at a conference in Las Vegas this past week. Skills categories...

Sionic Mobile partners with AI firm to enhance commerce platform

Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce provider, has partnered with NorthOut Inc., an artificial intelligence and emerging technology experiences firm, to enhance its ION Commerce Engine platform with advanced analytics and data-driven dashboards powered by IBM Watson Analytics. The latest...

Singapore to debut new standard for QR codes

The Monetary Authority of Singapore earlier this week announced that something called the common Singpare Quick Response Code will make its debut next year as payment service providers adopt this new standard, according to multiple local reports. The authority said...

Fintech startup Payrailz debuts to help small FIs with payments

Payrailz, a digital payments provider offering advanced bill payment and money transfer products to banks and credit unions, has officially launched. The Connecticut-based company wants to help financial institutions succeed by offering a smarter, faster and more engaging payment experience...

Hatch Loyalty, Cardfree partner on retailer mobile wallet services

Hatch Loyalty is partnering with mobile commerce company Cardfree to bring personalized engagement and mobile wallet services to large retailers, according to a press release. The companies will provide gas stations and convenience stores order-ahead, stored-value, engagement and loyalty services....

BNP Paribas intros WeChat Pay to Paris merchants

BNP Paribas is introducing WeChat Pay to retailers in France and subsequently across Europe, thus underlining its determination to support retail sector clients wishing to attract Chinese customers, according to a press release. BNP Paribas said it initiated the rollout...

PayPal launches domestic operations in India

PayPal has launched operations in India at a time when more Indian consumers are using mobile wallets as the government continues to push a cashless society. At launch, Indian consumers can use PayPal to shop online at some of India's...

USA Technologies set to acquire software provider for $85M

USA Technologies Inc., a payment technology service provider of integrated cashless and mobile transactions in the self-serve retail markets, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cantaloupe Systems Inc., a provider of cloud and mobile solutions for micro markets, vending...

Chipotle refreshes mobile app with Android Pay, Apple Pay

Chipotle has created a new mobile app that is available for download starting today on Apple and Android devices, according to a report via Fast Casual, a Mobile Payments Today sister publication. Whether a first-time mobile user or an online...

Fazoli's launches mobile app-based loyalty program with order ahead

Fazoli's has launched its first app-based loyalty program with mobile ordering capabilities, according to a report from Fast Casual, a Mobile Payments Today sister website. Users that download and sign up for Fazoli's Rewards will get a free Baked Spaghetti...

BJ’s Wholesale Club updates mobile app with digital coupons access

BJ's Wholesale Club has announced a new mobile app and Add-to-Card coupons that is intended to make it easier for members to save, shop, check gas prices and track their savings. The BJ's app is available on both iOS and...

Revel Systems links with LevelUp to add mobile ordering, rewards capabilities

Revel Systems this past week announced a partnership with LevelUp that will integrate mobile order-ahead, in-store mobile payments, and loyalty programs for Revel's restaurant partners, according to a press release. "Revel has developed a very strong offering with iPad-based POS...

Amazon brings Amazon Pay in-store program to restaurants with Clover

Amazon has expanded the Amazon Pay in-store program to restaurants with Clover point-of-sale stations located in the northeastern part of the U.S. and Seattle area, according to a company announcement. Starting next month, customers in select areas will be able...

Study: Invisible payments like Amazon Go can help retailers grow revenue

A new Juniper Research report reveals smart store technologies will spur over $78 billion in annual transaction revenue in the next five years. These technologies, such as Amazon Go and what the report describes as "invisible payment" tech, are ideal...

P97 Networks, Buy It Mobility to launch ACH mobile payments at Phillips 66

P97 Networks and Buy It Mobility Networks have struck a deal with customer Phillips 66 to provide ACH-based payment and consumer engagement services at Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 branded locations, according to a press release. The program will rely...

Venmo acceptance comes to 2M online merchants

Starting this week, Venmo users can shop on their mobile phone and make purchases at more than two million U.S. retailers via the mobile web, according to a press release. The new feature enables Venmo users to shop at millions...

Alipay comes to Las Vegas, NYC taxis

Verifone and Alipay have announced the extension of their existing global partnership to Verifone Taxi Solutions, according to a press release. Through the agreement, Chinese consumers traveling in New York and Las Vegas will be able to pay for taxis...

Pret A Manger celebrates new mobile app with free coffee

Sandwich shop chain Pret A Manger is celebrating the launch of its new Android and iOS mobile app by treating the first 50,000 customers who download it to five free coffees each, according to a press release. The app also...

Omnyway completes $12.75M in Series A funding

Omnyway, an augmented digital commerce platform that is behind Kohl's Pay, has closed on $12.75 million in Series A funding to help the company grow its operations, launch new services on its current contextual commerce platform and expand customer base...

Masabi set to bring mobile ticketing to popular Transit app

Transit mobile ticketing and fare collection company Masabi this week announced that Transit, a popular mobile app that shows real-time transit information, will integrate its SDK into the app to enable users to browse fare types, make payments, and receive...

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