Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Do consumers see the value in every self-checkout option available to them from different restaurants and retailers?

A different look at Visa's supposed war on cash

Initially hailed as innovative, it appears that Visa's 'war on cash' is in reality a war on merchant profitability and customer payment choice. However, a 'war on plastic' is a promising business case that could actually be sold to merchants.

Mobile Payments Today: July's best reads

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

Can a marketing promotion help lift Apple Pay to new heights in China? Probably not

China's mobile-payment incumbents have made it difficult for Apple Pay to gain a significant market share in the country despite Apple's best efforts.

India's march to a cashless society begins with 3 things

Demonetization in India is a policy of extraordinary scope and ambition, combining advanced solutions in identity, mobile and payments to revolutionize commerce and financial services across the nation.

To compete with Amazon, retailers must focus on mobile experience

The beverage alcohol industry in particular might fall victim to Amazon's takeover of Whole Foods.

Visa continues to thumb nose at cash

The card this week announced a program to award small-and-medium sized business to renounce cash in favor of shiny new point-of-sale systems that accept credit and debit payments as well as those of the digital variety.

The digital retail wallet: 5 reasons it makes sense

The retail landscape is evolving rapidly as emerging technologies and trends are changing expectations of the in-store experience. As retailers look to find their place in this brave new world, many are now seeing payments as an opportunity.

6 key themes from Money 20/20 Europe

Mobile wallets, security and Alipay were just a few of the many discussions that took place at the recent conference in Copenhagen.

Why mobile is playing a starring role in creating a better customer experience

Every retailer and restaurant is going mobile or has gone mobile but a successful strategy to meld it with the physical customer experience takes work. Lots of work.

How elotes and tamales keep a cashless society at bay

A Chicago neighborhood is one example of the many anomalies when it comes to the digital discussion and pushing mobile payments forward.

Comme ci, comme ça: These millennials not crazy about the mobile-payment experience

Attendees at the Interactive Customer Experience Summit in Dallas took advantage of a chance to find out first hand during a panel featuring seven millennial shoppers.

What do financial executives need to know about the blockchain

Blockchain continues to win mindshare among fintech executives. The naysayers' position is starting to soften, and the viability of blockchain as a means to exchange information between untrusted parties has begun to receive recognition from major banks.

For restaurants, pay-at-table devices are a chance to catch up with EMV

Pay-at-the-table devices, which generally accept both EMV and contactless payments, could start to appear at restaurants in a big way during the next couple of years.

Checkout queues: Soon to be a thing of the past?

Amazon has been a source of stiff competition for online retailers around the world of many years. And, with the launch of its Amazon Go concept store in Seattle last year, the online giant brought itself out of the cloud and into direct competition with brick and mortar stores.

Mobile Payments Today: May's top reads

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

Despite costs, airlines deploy mobile payments to leverage revenue opportunities

Airline revenue and payments professionals find common agreement around revenue opportunities that arise from deploying mobile payment capabilities.

CONNECT Summit to tackle mobile technology's impact on restaurants, retail

Jayson Tipp, Nikki Baird among the keynote speakers for the fourth annual executive event.

Restaurants realizing importance of mobile payments and loyalty

Loyalty and order-ahead-and-pay are becoming the standard in the industry.

Rooam sees opportunity for mobile payments in hospitality industry

The company earlier this month officially launched a mobile app for Android and iOS that enables users to open, view and close a bar tab right from their smartphone.

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