Savvy merchants such as OpenTable and SeaWorld are overcoming the challenge of getting consumers to adopt a mobile wallet by offering points or differentiated rewards only available for mobile wallet users.
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Consumers continue to resist mobile payments as concerns over data security loom large in ecommerce transactions, according to a new global survey from digital-payments platform PayPal.
Google Wallet’s streamlined mobile checkout solution Instant Buy is now available on iOS applications for the first time, a development early adopters such as Eat24 say could finally make Google Wallet a bigger focus for consumers.
Pointing to how near field communication mobile payments continue to grow, Toys “R” Us recently reported that it has seen 23,000 individual transactions in the first three month since becoming an Isis merchant.
American Express is boosting its membership rewards program by leveraging ride-sharing service Uber to create a mobile loyalty partnership, enabling Amex card members and Uber riders to use loyalty reward points seamlessly in-app and in real time for on-demand transportation.
Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia, will soon begin testing Host Card Emulation for mobile payments, making it the largest bank so far to embrace the burgeoning solution for making tap-and-go payments more widely available.
In the latest example of how fast food restaurants are leading the charge with mobile payments, McDonald’s has launched the Quick Mac mobile application to enable customers in Austria to order food and pay for it via their smartphones.
Merchants offering order ahead capabilities via mobile application Q App are seeing a positive impact on both the customer experience and venue operations.
While mobile-enabled contactless payments have been lagging, this could soon change, with more than 50 percent of wallets in developed markets – and more than a third globally – expected to rely on contactless technology by 2018, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
Apple is reportedly introducing a new mPOS system in its own retail stores, possibly signaling its intention to introduce a solution more broadly in the market.