The gift card portion of mobile wallets is growing quickly, with both Amazon and payment processor First Data entering the market, following closely on the heels of Google Wallet.
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Regional and community banks are advancing their mobile capabilities with new features that are helping them catch up to – and sometimes leap past – their larger counterparts as they react to customers’ mobile lifestyles.
Cause Mobile Wallet’s mobile-payment application is being used in a partnership with Red Bull and People Water to raise money for Life Rolls On, the featured charity at this week’s Vans US Open of Surfing, adding another dimension to charity fund-raising.
With Starbucks looking to bring its mobile payments platform to other retailers and the rumor mill around an Apple mobile payments solution kicking into high gear again, the mobile payments wars may just be beginning.
Ecommerce boutique retailer Rue La La has implemented a credit card scanner on its mobile application to further simplify the payment process for members.
With recent surveys showing that security concerns are one of the biggest holdups in mobile payments adoption, Visa is hoping a soon-to-be released tokenization service will resonate with both consumers and merchants.
In mere months, health and wellness brand Jamba Juice has seen 1 million transactions through an Isis mobile wallet giveaway promotion and 1 million more mobile subscribers to its loyalty rewards program.
Amazon has entered the offline mobile-payments space seeking to close the loop on merchant app downloads with a multi-merchant wallet, but retailers may shun the platform as Amazon has encroached on their profits before.
Convenience-store retailer Cumberland Farms has extended a version of its mobile-payment system with added perks for businesses to use in managing costs for their vehicle fleets.
PayPal has begun testing a new loyalty program called PayPal Select that seeks to promote use of the digital-payments network by offering more rewards for its most active members.