With the release of the iPhone 5S and 5C, we saw the death of mobile payment as we know it, and the hundreds of thousands of NFC-enabled retailers across the world are now scratching their heads about what to do next.
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Specialty coffee chain Dunn Bros is providing faster, easier payment and loyalty experiences to its on-the-go customers via a new mobile application.
Kohl’s has unveiled its holiday marketing plan that centers around the retailer’s iPhone application, possibly hinting at a larger mobile payments plan from the retailer in the future.
Cumberland Farms is taking its mobile application up a notch by integrating rewards into the program to incentivize consumers for paying for gas via their mobile devices.
PayPal’s decision to support QR codes for mobile payments reflects the technology’s ubiquity while cementing the company’s aspirations to transfer its online success to bricks-and-mortar transactions.
By teaming up to create a new standard that would streamline mobile payments, leading card networks Visa, MasterCard and American Express hope to ensure a prominent role in smartphone and tablet transactions while also driving overall adoption by consumers and retailers.
EBay’s deal to acquire Braintree is a significant step forward in its mobile payments strategy for PayPal, bringing new strength in application development and offline payments.
How is a retailer’s mobile app a walled garden? While I will admit that it is not necessarily in full force today, let us consider where it is headed.
McDonald’s is testing mobile payments, order-ahead functionality and offers through the Isis mobile wallet. However, limited availability and a lack of employees familiar with the solution suggest it pales in comparison to Starbuck’s industry-leading mobile payments offering.
PayPal has launched a significant revamp of its mobile application for iPhone and Android that features a stronger focus on consumer-friendly features such as mobile offers, order-ahead capabilities at thousands of locations and the ability to finance purchases.