Pushing Retail: Urban Airship's 2014 Holiday Recap

Mobile’s impact on the holiday season soared in 2014. Mobile accounted for 16% of retail sales in this time period, with spikes on key dates as high as 29%. This best practices guide details how mobile app messaging and engagement strategies propelled retailers in 2014.


Can you, and should you, accept Apple Pay?

Balancing the benefits and the costs of new or upgraded point of sale equipment are key considerations when deciding whether Apple Pay is a good move for your business.

Summit to take a deep dive into the future of ATM and mobile technologies

The second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in September will feature experts with exceptional depth of knowledge in areas of innovation, security, compliance and regulation.

What host card emulation means for mobile payment security

The EMV card is a physical asset that provides security via encryption. The next step is to duplicate this security virtually.

Amazon eyes mobile payments, POS

The online retail leader has a chance to make an immediate impact with an mPOS product.

Want to connect with customers? Think mobile first. [infographic]

Most Americans now own a smartphone and are using them to shop and eat out.

Retailers commit to collaborative approach to reduce fraud

NRF said retailers are willing to do their part, but banks and card companies must also shore up the payments system.

Starbucks CEO talks gift card, mobile payment trends

The company processed 2-plus million new Starbucks card activations a day leading up to Christmas.

Understanding the Mobile Location Analytics Code of Conduct

Retailers can comply with best practices for customer privacy while still ensuring the best holiday shopping experience.

Why payments providers can beat Amazon

In an increasingly crowded payments space, providers who keep it simple still stand a chance of maintaining market share.

Is iBeacon the answer to payments and indoor mapping?

Camps weigh in on both sides on the potential impact of Apple's lastest mobile milestone.

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More Apple Pay touchpoints arrive

TCF Bank, Western Union and USA Technologies all announce integration within their respective businesses.

Convenience store chain Wawa intros mobile payment app

Users can link a closed-loop gift card to the app to pay for purchases at 680 locations.

North American consumers embrace mobile payments and virtual currency

Accenture survey finds that 40 percent of consumers in Canada and the U.S. have used their smartphone to make a payment at a merchant location.

SelfPay mobile shopper app integrates Apple Pay

Integration aims to eliminate waiting in line.

Webinar will take marketers beyond mobile payment

For restaurants and retailers, the possibilities opened by the mobile wallet revolution extend far beyond payments.

Merchants shut down support for NFC, as MCX looms

CVS and Rite Aid no longer accept Apple Pay, Google Wallet, or Softcard.

Apple unveils Apple Pay mobile wallet at iPhone launch event

Apple Pay, which is set to launch in the U.S. in October, uses a secure element in the phone to store card information. It eliminates the need for a mag stripe, instead generating a single-use, unique number for each transaction.

MCX reveals its mobile payments network, CurrentC

CurrentC has been launched in private pilot mode in select locations across the country. The private pilot will expand through 2014, with regional and national rollouts to follow in 2015.

Square updates Cash app; seeks more funding

Users can now send funds via text or email as company redesigns service with better transaction notifications.

InComm launches platform for mobile wallet providers

Prepaid product and transaction services company InComm has announced the launch of InComm Mobile Platform for mobile wallet providers and merchants. According to the company, IMP integrates with multiple platforms to provide a full breadth of capabilities required to process mobile payments made using prepaid cards at the retail POS.

Chase adds dashboard for its mobile checkout

Chase Paymentech, a global merchant acquirer, payment processor and subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co., has announced the launch of its Mobile Dashboard, an interactive reporting display that provides merchants using an Apple iPad with a snapshot of their payment...

ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit to explore Bitcoin, mobile payments

At the Sept. 10-12 event in D.C., speakers from across the payments ecosystem will discuss the future of the industry.

Survey says college students are wary of mobile payments

An April poll of 2,503 college students around the country revealed that 42 percent would "probably not" or "definitely not" make more mobile payments if they were widely available. The study, sponsored by Balance Innovations, showed that another 42 percent...

Square introduces new features for Market and Register

Square has introduced new features for its Square Market and Square Register tools. Starting this week, sellers can easily post their items on MKT.COM for their customers to pre-order online or on their mobile device and pick up in the store.

Moki, North American Bancard partner on mobile POS

Moki, a provider of mobile app security and operations, announced it has partnered with North American Bancard to secure and manage its mobile point-of-sale solutions for in-store payment processing. According to the companies, NAB is delivering its new mobile payment...

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