Mobile Payments

With Contactless Shopping Becoming the Norm, Retailers Should Embrace Mobile Wallets
September 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has recently accelerated the adoption of “contactless” technologies. Zoom and other video-conferencing platforms have scaled massively, and employers are now anticipating an era when working from home is normal rather than an exception to the rule. Universities are contemplating e-learning being almost as core to their curriculum as on-campus classes. And the…

As Contactless Payment Soars in Retail, So Does its Vulnerabilities
August 24, 2020 at 12:40 pm

The current global environment has made contactless payment more popular and necessary than ever before. While over the past few years we’ve seen the rise of contactless payment methods such as NFC or ultrasonic technology, today is arguably the most crucial point for its mass adoption. A recent study from Mastercard found that nearly eight…

Kroger Launches Contactless Payments Pilot Program
August 6, 2020 at 3:49 pm

The Kroger Co. announced the launch of a contactless payments pilot across the QFC division, located in Seattle, allowing customers to use their mobile device for a more seamless checkout experience. The pilot includes the acceptance of Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Fitbit Pay, mobile banking apps and contactless chip cards, underpinned by near-field communication (NFC)…

How Emerging Data Elements Can Support Mobile Wallet Use Cases
March 3, 2020 at 12:23 pm

Consumers have never had so many choices in how to pay in-store. Today, in addition to cash, checks and payment cards, among others, in-store transactions can be completed by placing a mobile device, enabled by a mobile wallet app, near a point-of-sale (POS) device that supports contactless payments. In response to this ongoing evolution, the…

The Future of Customer Loyalty (and the Tech That Defines it) is in Millennials’ Hands
February 6, 2020 at 10:41 am

Businesses have become all too quick to market to Gen Z, the emerging buyers continuing to dominate headlines. However, it could be dangerous to focus so heavily on these new consumers when we’ve barely begun to understand millennial shoppers. Looking ahead is important, but brands are just chasing the shiny new object by pivoting right…

What’s in Your Customer’s Wallet?
October 31, 2019 at 10:11 am

With retail in 2019, it's innovate or get left behind. Merchants must compete to win the business of consumers more than ever before. In this push-and-pull landscape that will only intensify, consumers are demanding more personalized shopping experiences and further asserting their purchase preferences. One trend that has bubbled to the surface is the move…

3 Reasons Why Retailers Need Mobile Payments
October 9, 2019 at 11:09 am

In today's retail world, more and more consumers are searching for faster and simpler ways to make purchases. Whether shopping online or in-store, innovations such as self-checkout aren’t enough anymore. The mobile wallet has emerged as a way to enhance the customer experience and edge out the competition. Mobile Wallet Usage is Growing In 2017,…

Apple Launches Apple Card for US Consumers
August 21, 2019 at 1:44 pm

Apple announced Tuesday it will now accept applications for its Apple Card credit card from anyone in the U.S., reports Cnet.com. The retail giant, which did an invite-only soft launch for the card earlier this month, has made the card available and managed entirely on the Apple Wallet app on mobile devices, where users can…

How 5G Will Revolutionize Retail Mobile Payments
August 8, 2019 at 12:32 pm

Retail has increasingly become a mobile function to meet the needs of a constantly on-the-go consumer base, especially with the rise in popularity of mobile e-wallets. The introduction of 5G will only enhance innovations in retail technology and, in turn, benefit the consumer. While still in its infancy, there's an expected global 5G rollout coming…