Biometrics is a growing field these days, especially since Apple introduced Touch ID, and while early payments risks associated with multiple enrollments are causing some concern, the benefits far outweigh the pitfalls, according to Kimberly Little Sutherland, senior director for identity management at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
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PayPal’s peer-to-peer payment platforms such as Venmo and PayPal.Me have seen significant user adoption already, with Venmo’s payment volume clocking in at $1.6 billion in 2015’s second quarter, suggesting that these types of mobile services are an important road forward for the brand.
Television shopping network Quality, Value, Convenience, better known as QVC, expects big things from the Apple Watch for retailers, both as an engagement tool and as a point of sale.
Online beauty booking service StyleSeat is hoping to continue its pace in the mobile booking space by putting its customers first and prioritizing personalization to make sure customers receive offers they want.
A Dunkin’ Donuts executive said the company is “all in” on mobile following the success of its one-year-old DD Perks Rewards program as well as promising initial results from a mobile ordering test.
Walgreen Co.’s Duane Reade is one of the fastest-growing retailers on Twitter in addition to being the most widely followed pharmacy worldwide on that social platform. Behind that growth is laser-focused thinking on how best to use mobile, social and content development to maintain relevance with the target customer in their daily routines.
CVS Caremark is intently focused on building its pharmacy business, with mobile playing a key role in helping customers manage their prescriptions while ensuring ongoing loyalty.
Priceline wants a bigger role throughout the travel experience, such as enabling hotel check-ins or on-site purchases, and views mobile as essential to realizing these goals.
The next act for Louis K. Gump was tough: where to go after helping build The Weather Channel and CNN into two of three most trafficked mobile destinations nationwide? He did not stray too far from the fold, but he is looking to stretch.
As consumers increasingly use mobile to make purchases, MasterCard is turning its focus to developing payment services that address how the user experience converges across various devices.