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

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

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How to avoid potential handcuffs lurking in the credit card transaction

Plastic holders can make purchases easier, faster, and usually in greater quantities than they would if they were paying with paper. This makes transacting credit cards for sales a necessary evil.

Apple Pay gets more 'Wallet'-like with new additions

Apple has added private-label and loyalty card support to its mobile payment system. The company also has announced that Apple Pay will launch in the UK next month.

With Android Pay's arrival, battlefield lines have been drawn

Google is back in the game with another mobile payments product, but how does it stack up against Apple Pay and Samsung Pay? Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, examines where Android Pay stands at this point.

Retailers cautious about embracing upgraded payment options

Although technology continues to enhance the customer experience, retailers are still guarded when it comes to embracing upgraded payment options.

What is bitcoin's retail future?

While enthusiastic about the virtual currency's future, bitcoin experts sounded a note of caution about retail consumer adoption.

Is Facebook Messenger coming to retail?

With a reach of more than 600 million active monthly mobile users, Facebook Messenger as a business platform has the potential to make quite an impact. Alex Hum considers the possibilities.

BJ's Restaurants exec discusses benefits of chain's mobile app

Tim Hackbardt, VP of Marketing for BJ's Restaurants, talks about the many ways the chain's mobile app improves the customer experience.

How SeaWorld's mobile app enhances the guest experience

Len Dudis describes SeaWorld's folio approach to guest payments via its mobile app.

The weak link in Apple Pay's security chain

Crooks have been using a surprisingly low-tech tactic to worm their way around Apple Pay's tokenization and biometric safeguards.

Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience

Apple revealed new details about its latest device as the wearable market received a major shot in the arm Monday.

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AmEx gets PayPal-like with Express Checkout

AmEx Express Checkout enables AmEx cardholders to check out quickly at participating online merchants by using their americanexpress.com account login.

Webinar download available: Tips for ensuring retail business continuity

A retail store chain IT leader offers insight on how he's ensuring Internet connectivity and why he went with a wireless technology approach.

MasterCard announces tokenization support for private-label cards

BJ's Wholesale Club, Kohl's and JCPenney will be among the first retailers to bring mobile payments to their private label cardholders later this year.

Coinzone partners with e-shopping cart provider X-Cart

Bitcoin payment gateway Coinzone has announced a partnership with e-shopping cart provider X-Cart to allow X-Cart to provide bitcoin payments to customers, according to a press release.

Nordstrom, TD Bank Group announce partnership

Nordstrom and TD Bank Group announced this week an agreement under which TD will acquire Nordstrom's existing U.S. Visa and private label consumer credit card portfolio.

RGCA forecasts big gift card sales this summer

Retail Gift Card Association bi-annual shopper survey reveals shoppers' preferences for giving, receiving, redeeming and exchanging gift cards.

Vesta releases solution to 'prevent online, mobile fraud'

Built to combat the rising trend of fraud in e-commerce, vGuaranteed is a "revenue-generating payment solution for digital goods, services and subscriptions."

Digital interactions drive brick-and-mortar sales

Deloitte Digital Study: Digitally-influenced sales are five times larger than e-commerce sales; consumers use of mobile for price checking declines 30 percent.

Best Buy accepts Apple Pay, still involved with MCX

Best Buy was one of several large retailers who did not accept Apple Pay at launch in October because it was involved with a competing system called CurrentC.

Netsuite inks deal to acquire Bronto software

Partnership brings together cloud-based omnichannel commerce provider and cloud-based commerce marketing company.

Retailers encouraged by passage of cyber security bills

The Protecting Cyber Networks Act and the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act encourage businesses to share cyber threat information electronically with federal law enforcement agencies.

Star Micronics launches new cloud-based digital receipting

Digital receipting eliminates the issues typically associated with email receipting including the time taken to record email addresses and the potential problem that these could be taken down incorrectly.

First Data adds in-club business consultants to Sam's Club

First Data will increase its presence in Sam's Club locations around the country by staffing on-site business consultants in more locations.

TNS adds Ingenico, expands point-to-point portfolio

TNS' Managed POS Encryption helps merchants to protect sensitive customer information by eliminating the transmission of 'clear' cardholder data from the merchant environment, according to a company release.

Mobile payments app for restaurant goers seeks to cut wait time and feed the hungry

Full Society launches IndieGoGo campaign to finalize app development designed to allow users to donate when paying for a restaurant bill.

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It's all about the money, and retailers that make it easy for their customers to pay for products and services increase their chances of making the sale. Payment technology is constantly evolving, too, meaning that retailers need to keep both themselves and their in-store systems up-to-date.