Study: Consumer loyalty is a pretty fickle thing

Consumers will jump ship for better security, convenient payment options and alluring discounts.


Brace yourselves: EMV is here

The liability shift hits Oct. 1, but there's still a lot of work to be done to get consumers and merchants ready for a new payments environment.

Securing the retail experience: Tips to avoid the disastrous data breach

Shoppers love convenience, but as one security expert relates, convenience should never be viewed as more important than data and transaction security.

Consumers want convenient, flexible, and simple ways to pay

Retailers who make the purchase process slow, arduous and inconvenient aren't going to score big with consumers in the near future.

How loyalty programs can drive retailers, customers to embrace mobile payments

The point of sale is a valuable moment to boost a consumer's experience. If managed right it can also be a huge loyalty-boosting event.

Reasons digital wallets are destined to be ‘the’ payment process

The future of payments will be based on three things: versatility (online and offline usage), convenience, and security. Digital wallets provide all three.

Why technology is the linchpin of the omni-channel strategy

The impact of technology may be the greatest game-changer of all. Consumers don’t even need to leave their houses to shop or can buy things on their daily commute, putting convenience at the heart of the shopping experience.

CONNECT: How to get your app into the hands of millennials

Millennials will only keep 20 apps on a phone so the challenge is creating one that makes the cut.

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

Digital wallets: How merchants can tap mobile platforms to draw in shoppers

Can mobile wallets help customers and merchants? Yes, but just going 'mobile' is half the equation.

Mobile POS market expected to increase 400 pct. by 2019

If you're overwhelmed by the amount of choices in the current mobile point-of-sale market, prepare to feel that way for the next four years because this sector will only continue to grow.

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Kohl’s propels omnichannel, digital strategy to make shopping easier than ever

Kohl’s is launching a slew of omnichannel and digital strategies aimed at making shopping online and at its brick-and-mortar location easier than ever.

ShopKeep acquires iPad and iPhone POS system provider

Ambur provides a feature-rich set of options specifically designed for full-service, quick-service and fast casual restaurants, as well as bars and food trucks.

As EMV deadline looms expert issues warning to SMBs on compliance risks

The small-business retailer that fails to meet the impending Oct. 1 deadline for accepting chip-enabled credit card payments is facing big risks.

European online payment services player arrives in U.S. market

Swedish retail payment player Klarna lands in U.S. and scores a big e-commerce client.

MCX adds more digital couponing options to CurrentC

MCX said Inmar will leverage its extensive manufacturer relationships, digital coupon technologies and promotional expertise to provide MCX with content, offer management services, and processing and settlement products.

NRA releases mobile payments guide for restaurateurs

The 'guide will provide a roadmap' for restaurant owners and operators interested in implementing mobile payments into their business, NRA official says.

Mobile consumers tap different online sites for different needs

Mobile shoppers have different sites for product research and product pricing, and loyalty plays a part in mobile buying.

Rite Aid decides to support Apple Pay, Android Pay

The pharmacy chain is the latest MCX member to to announce support for NFC-based mobile payment systems.

Anti-fraud chip technology not top of mind for business owners

New report reveals just about one third of business owners are ready for EMV cards.

There's still time to hit CONNECT 2015: An industry event not to miss

Don't miss an opportunity to hear from experts, retail and restaurant leaders on everything from mobile payment to technology innovation.

Visa tests new mobile wallet service in India

Starting in September, mVisa will be available to 20,000 merchants in the greater Bangalore region.

Mobile payment gains ground but cash, debit cards still rule the register

Retail payment remains a mix of options as consumers focus on convenience, reveals new study.

Study: It's a mobile, mobile, mobile retailing world

New report reveals mobile apps generate almost 50 percent of mobile transactions for some of the biggest e-commerce players.

First Data buys Transaction Wireless to bolster digital gift card platform

First Data Corporation hopes to bolster its prepaid gift card solution by buying digital gift card pioneer Transaction Wireless, a San Diego-based enterprise digital gift card distribution platform.

Sionic Mobile updates loyalty app

The latest version of the app has new features and functionality, including an interactive user interface, a two-tap checkout process and instant, real-time rewards for every purchase completed using the app.

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