Nuggets testing blockchain e-commerce mobile app

Nuggets, an e-commerce payments and ID platform, has opened up its mobile app Alpha to iOS users. Nuggets uses blockchain technology to enable consumers to make e-commerce payments, log in to services, and verify their identities without having to share...

Wirecard powering contactless payments in Garmin smartwatches

Wirecard is partnering with Garmin to provide Garmin smartwatch owners a digital payment experience through Wirecard's flagship product, boon, according to a press release. As of now, Garmin smartwatch users in France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K. will...

Walmart shutters Scan&Go due to consumer disinterest

There's no more Scan&Go happening at Walmart as the top retailer has shuttered the cashierless checkout app. The reason, according to a Business Insider report, was due to little shopper interest and participation. Walmart’s decision comes as its top competitor,...

Ingenico Group, USA Technologies team up on solution for unattended retail

Ingenico Group, a payment equipment provider, and USA Technologies Inc., a provider of cashless and mobile payment and business optimization services for the unattended retail market, have partnered to provide the unattended retail marketplace with a bundled solution that pairs...

ShopKeep expands payment processing options to include TSYS' ProPay

ShopKeep and ProPay, a TSYS company, have announced a new partnership in which ProPay will manage payment processing via its Payment Facilitator service for the segment of ShopKeep's merchants who opt to self-serve onto ShopKeep's platform, according to a press...

Millennials willing to pay more for a top mobile experience

Millennial consumers are willing to spend more if the return is a five-star mobile experience, according to a Worldpay research report. The research predicts mobile payment apps may become the "luxury shopping service" of the future despite the fact that the U.S. lags in terms of the global mobile app revolution.

Amazon prepping 6 more Go stores, claims report

Amazon is getting six more Amazon Go stores ready, according to a Recode report, with some likely opening in Seattle, where the first Amazon Go store opened in January. Sources told Recode that Amazon is working with developer Rick Caruso about opening a location at The Grove where he owns an outdoor shopping plaza.

Starbucks goes cashless at downtown Seattle store

Starbucks has gone cashless at one location in downtown Seattle as the coffee giant experiments with a growing trend among fast casual chains in the U.S. The Seattle Times first made the discovery and reported that Starbucks is testing the concept at only one store.

Innovative retail strategies help boost holiday sales to record-setting numbers

Holiday retail sales increased 4.9 percent over the previous year, marking the largest year-over-year increase since 2011, according to the latest Mastercard SpendingPulse report. The report, which tracks retail spending by all payment types, found that consumer confidence, innovative retail...

First Data expands availability of Clover via Apple retail stores

First Data has announced new initiatives with Apple designed to broaden the distribution of First Data's Clover devices and accelerate the expansion and digital transformation of Apple Pay, according to a press release. First Data's Clover Go device, an EMV...

Wirecard provides online payment gateway to Ikea stores in southeast Asia

Technology group Wirecard has signed an agreement with Ikea stores in southeast Asia to provide them with a regionally-managed payment gateway product for online checkout, according to a press release. The payment service covers Ikea stores in Malaysia, Singapore and...

Robots, no-cash experience coming to Shake Shack NYC location

There won't be any humans taking orders and no cash exchanged at the impending Shake Shack location in the East Village of New York City. Hungry consumers will tap touchscreen kiosks via an app to place orders, according to a...

Starbucks in China welcomes Alipay acceptance

Alipay users in China can now use the mobile wallet to pay for coffee and food at all Starbucks locations in China, according to a report from Caixin. The move comes 10 months after WeChat became a payment option inside...

Alipay saunters down the runway with Rebecca Minkoff partnership

Fashion retailer Rebecca Minkoff is partnering with Alipay to enable Chinese tourists to make mobile payments with Alipay Wallet at all Rebecca Minkoff locations and online. Rebecca Minkoff made the announcement September 9 as part of the New York Fashion...

NCR, Ecwid partner to drive a better omnichannel experience

NCR and Ecwid, a cloud-based ecommerce platform, are teaming up to provide an improved omnichannel order experience via the NCR Silver point-of-sale solution. The partnership will allow independent U.S.-based retailers and restaurant owners to bring their business everywhere and anywhere,...

Little Caesars introduces self-service, mobile order pizza pick-up station

Little Caesars has streamlined the process of getting a pizza with a heated, self-service, mobile order pick-up station called the Pizza Portal. Customers get hot, ready pizza after they walk in the store using automated, self-service hot-holding technology. The "Reserve-N-Ready"...

Paytronix expands integration of rewards platform

Paytronix Systems is expanding its reward platform with three new POS integrations. The platform is now integrated with Gilbarco Passport, NCR Radiant and Verifone Commander, all technologies used at convenience stores, including the Des Moines-based Yesway store chain. "The new...

Walmart leaps ahead of Amazon with Scan & Go

Walmart is getting the jump on Amazon to make checkout lanes obsolete as the world's largest retailer is rolling out a mobile app that enables to scan and pay for items without the need to wait in line, according to...

Alipay links with Payworks to expand European presence

Payworks, a provider of point-of-sale payment infrastructure, announced that its payment gateway technology will be supporting the integration of Alipay, the mobile payment provider operated by Ant Financial Services Group, for payment providers across Europe. Payworks said Alipay is partnering...

Payably partners with CardConnect to simplify mobile payments for small businesses

Payably, which calls itself a fintech platform offering one of the only mobile payments products to integrate data with QuickBooks Online in real-time, has announced its partnership with CardConnect, a payment processing and technology company. Payably will integrate CardConnect's payment...

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