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.

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

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.

How emerging payments impact merchant acquirers

With the landscape of payments acceptance constantly changing and new disruptive technologies entering the market, a merchant acquirer must be constantly looking at how to adopt these solutions.

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

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

3 success factors behind airlines and their mobile payments strategies

As airline passengers increasingly turn to smartphones and other mobile devices to book and manage their flights and related travel arrangements, airlines have the opportunity for significant new revenues.

What restaurateurs can learn from Starbuck's 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.

What Target's mobile payments plan says about today's retail trends

CVS, Kohl's and Wal-Mart all added payments features to their mobile apps in 2016. Target now reportedly will do the same.

Sweetgreen, mobile payments and a cashless society

The popular specialty salad quick-service restaurant chain tested a no-cash policy in 2016 and is now fully cashless where such a thing is allowed by law. Is such a move the best thing for consumers.

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

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.

Mobile payments and kiosks: The perfect match?

Smartphones are driving an e-commerce revolution. While mobile payments can adversely affect the need for kiosks in some situations, most industry observers see mobile payments as another payment option that kiosk operators need to consider to meet consumer buying habits.

CES 2017: The IoT and payments merge

Mobile Payments Today was at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the 50th edition of the gathering in Las Vegas.

Will mobile payments give way to wearables?

Kirsty Tull, from BillPro.com, examines the link between mobile payments and wearables and whether the latter will become mainstream any time soon.

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 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

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.

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