In a reflection of the growing importance of mobile loyalty to quick-serve restaurants, Dunkin’ Donuts DD Perks loyalty program has signed up 2 million members while the chain’s mobile payment and gifting application has surpassed more than 10 million downloads.
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Pebble smartwatch wearers can now make payments and receive payment notifications through online service PayPal and its mobile application, which shows the growing momentum of the wearable movement, anticipated to become a payment norm within a few years.
In a move that could pave the way for commerce-enabled ads, social messaging application Snapchat has teamed up with Square to offer peer-to-peer payments.
Brands and retailers should strive to integrate their offerings with social networks such as Facebook and Foursquare to target specific users as the number of mobile-transaction users rises to two billion by 2017, according to a Juniper Research report.
American Express and the Brooklyn Nets are teaming up to participate in a pilot program powered by Brooklyn eWallet that allows consumers to use their mobile devices to purchase food and drinks from their seats at Barclays Center events.
WeDeliver, an online delivery service based in Chicago, is aiming to streamline the payment process with the launch of its mobile commerce application WeDeliver Locally ahead of the busy holiday season.
Target is testing mobile payments application CurrentC in several of its stores, enabling employees to pay for purchases using their smartphones.
Metrolinx, Toronto’s regional transportation provider, will adopt mobile ticketing for its rail service from Union Station to Pearson International Airport next year to achieve cost savings and increase traveler convenience.
Softcard users in Salt Lake City, UT, are three-and-a-half times more likely to engage with offers and four times more likely to use loyalty cards than the national average, according to new results from the near-field communications payments provider.
In a bet that near-field communications mobile payments may still not be ready for prime time, Burger King has opted to power its application with PayPal’s cloud-based, PIN-driven solution.