Frontier Airlines is modernizing its in-flight services by equipping flight attendants with tablets and a mobile point-of-sale system that creates a faster and more convenient checkout process.
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Walmart will soon launch its mobile payments service in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi and all locations by the end of summer after seeing positive results from Walmart Pay, with more than 80 percent of transactions coming from repeat users.
Chase is boosting the mobile capabilities of its peer-to-peer payment program to gain traction against PayPal and others with new features such as real-time transfers.
Shopify and Moovweb are two of the digital commerce providers potentially bringing Apple Pay to hundreds of thousands of merchants’ Web sites in a move that could increase online sales, due to the technology’s enhanced security.
Barclays and Halifax are two of the British financial institutions leveraging VocaLink’s new Pay by Bank application – which enables customers to conduct mobile transactions and check their account balances – reflecting the rise of standalone, bank-branded payment platforms.
Shell Oil Company is the latest to adopt Chase Pay in a long-term agreement that brings mobile payments to its pumps, boosting convenience for consumers while promoting mobile rewards signups.
PayPal is making it even easier for consumers to shop on mobile by eliminating the need to continuously opt in for One Touch checkout.
Visa is hoping to drive a resurgence in interest for wearables by rolling out a payment ring allowing athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to make purchases by tapping the accessory against any NFC-compatible terminal.
While mobile shoppers are embracing one-click checkout buttons, retailers are likely to integrate only several out of a quickly growing number of options, suggesting not all will survive.
NEW YORK – A MasterCard executive at Mobile Moments NYC discussed the company’s continued innovation in payment authentication methods as well as biometrics, naming its selfie pay option as particularly effective for consumers making in-application purchases.