Netsuite inks deal to acquire Bronto software

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

FEATURES


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.

Five major misconceptions about cryptocurrency

With all the heated rhetoric surrounding the topic, we thought it would be helpful to reach out to people who work with cryptocurrencies on a daily basis to get to the bottom of the most common misconceptions.

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.

Commentary: Retailers are leading the fight toward greater security

Sandy Kennedy, President of RILA, calls on Congress to pass legislation that enacts a single, preemptive national data breach notification standard.

Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, states her case for why retailers need to have a way to reach consumers anytime and anywhere.

In retail cyber-security, bigger isn't always better

Here are four surprisingly non-technical reasons small- to mid-size retailers have a leg up when it comes to fighting cyber-crime.

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NEWS


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 with acquisition

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.

Elavon SDK update enables merchants to accept Apple Pay

Elavon said the Commerce SDK comprehensive kit also accelerates a business' ability to implement a secure, EMV-compliant payment product.

Kofax works with Blackhawk to enhance digital wallet

A mobile capture feature is intended to make it easier for consumers to spend, share and keep gift cards secure.

Army and Air Force Exchange Service looking to improve checkout performance

NCR RealPOS 72XRT to be installed at 6,000 Exchange locations worldwide and supported by NCR Services.

Barclays expects huge gains in UK spending on mobile devices

Barclays said the influence of mobile on spending, however, is expected to more than double this figure from £18.4 billion to £112 billion over the same period.

Microsoft Payments on the horizon

Microsoft has applied for state money transfer licenses to act as a money transmitter.

Ingenico, Intel to work on products for the Internet of Things

The companies will jointly develop a mobile tablet that supports EMV and NFC payment functionalities.

Verifone, Heartland strengthen relationship

Heartland said it will immediately make available Verifone's EMV and NFC-enabled VX 520 payment terminal and VX 805 PIN pad with Heartland Secure E3 end-to-end encryption.

Ingenico preps merchants for EMV migration with new products

The point-of-sale provider announced two new additions to its line of products to help retailers and restaurants ease into chip card acceptance.

Pyrim intends to educate merchants about mobile commerce

The company introduced what what it calls the Mobile Commerce Education Resource Kit, a guide designed to teach merchants about the mobile commerce ecosystem.

Retail ISAC launches cyber sharing portal supported by FS-ISAC

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) announced it has reached another key milestone and expanded the capabilities of its Retail Information Sharing Analysis Center (Retail ISAC) with the establishment of an intelligence sharing portal managed by the FS-ISAC.

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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.