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

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

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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 issues preventing widespread beacon deployment

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit discussed beacon technology's role with retailers today.

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.

Amazon debuts push-button service to make re-stocking super easy

Convenience is at the core of mega online retailer's re-order service.

No surprise: Gallup finds mobile wallets low priority for consumers

Just 13 percent of more than 17,000 consumers surveyed have a digital wallet on their smartphone.

Back to School: 8 tips for enhancing mobile customer experience

In Part 2 of our Back-to-School series, an expert offers tips on enticing the mobile shopper and ensuring the mobile retail experience is rewarding for the consumer.

5 loyalty program dos and don'ts

Experts discuss the five fundamentals of a successful loyalty program.

EMV shift could also shift NFC payments adoption

With about six months to go before merchants have to make the switch to POS terminals that accept chip cards, some industry executives are expecting proximity mobile payments to get a boost since the new terminals also have contactless technology.

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.

The ultimate retail disruptors: Shoppers are the new POS

Why do retail stores still have "cash registers"?

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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.

PayPal officially separates from eBay

PayPal previously was listed on the Nasdaq under the same ticker symbol "PYPL" before it was acquired by eBay Inc. in 2002 for $1.5 billion.

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.

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.

Webinar offers tips on balancing POS tax-exempt processes, customer service

Not only is there potential to frustrate a loyal customer, but an inefficient tax-exempt POS process can draw audit scrutiny and big fines. Free live webinar offers insight on avoiding the scenario.

Lightspeed POS enjoying big transaction-processing, customer-base growth

Commerce platform player Lightspeed POS today reported that it is processing $10 billion in transactions every year and its customer base now boasts 24,000 business locations across 100 countries.

American Express POS rates lowered to less than 2%

Harbortouch, a POS system and merchant services provider, is offering special pricing on American Express transactions at a rate of 1.99 percent for merchants accepting American Express cards on Harbortouch POS systems, according to a company press release.

Net Element upgrades POS solution

Net Element has launched Aptito v.2.9, a proprietary cloud-based POS system that provides universal payment acceptance and numerous restaurant productivity upgrades.

Registration open for webinar on managing sales tax exemption

Registration is now open.

Bindo enhances POS solution

The technology will allow developers to take advantage of Bindo's systems and expand upon them.

New platform released in hopes of linking in-store, online shopping

Store-Sync is designed to drive e-commerce and in-store sales by providing a seamless experience for shoppers who use both digital and traditional channels.

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."

Global Payments peddles Ingenico mPOS device in Canada

The iCMP mPOS product includes a secure Bluetooth-enabled reader that pairs with a merchant’s Apple iOS or Android device.

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Often the heart and soul of retail IT, the point-of-sale system is a mission-critical technology tool for every retailer. Learn how to choose the right POS, how to plan for upgrades, and how to take it to the next level by integrating it with other store systems.