Amazon Alexa skills to feature payments

Software developers will soon have the opportunity to add Amazon Pay to the voice apps that are available from the Alexa Skills Store, according to an announcement Amazon made at a conference in Las Vegas this past week. Skills categories...

Amazon brings Amazon Pay in-store program to restaurants with Clover

Amazon has expanded the Amazon Pay in-store program to restaurants with Clover point-of-sale stations located in the northeastern part of the U.S. and Seattle area, according to a company announcement. Starting next month, customers in select areas will be able...

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...

PayPal finds way into Samsung Pay

Samsung has announced an expanded strategic partnership with PayPal, adding PayPal as a payment method within Samsung Pay wherever Samsung Pay is accepted, whether in-app, online and in-store, according to a press release. Access to PayPal will be available for all Samsung Pay users in the U.S. and will expand to other countries soon.

Amazon Go store hits some glitches

The public unveiling of Amazon's Go store, which features no cashiers, is being delayed due to some technical glitches, according to a Market Watch report. The big challenge is that the sensor-based check-out system isn't working well when there are...

Hey Amazon, Walmart is fighting back

Amazon Prime continues to baffle Americans with their incredibly fast shipping and delivery. Today, retailers are forced to compete with a company that seems to be redefining the norm.

BlueSnap sees 115% growth in mobile checkout since European launch

BlueSnap, an e-commerce services provider, today announced that it has seen a 115-percent increase in mobile checkout transactions since launching its services in Europe over a year ago, according to a press release from the company. "We are thrilled with...

Outdoor gear retailer deploys tougher encryption for card transactions

Cabela's is shoring up credit and charge card transaction security with a new Point-to-Point Encryption solution from Ingenico Group. The technology, which is being deployed to all Cabela's locations in the U.S.

CVS Pharmacy moves to shred paper receipts with digital experience

CVS consumers won't be stuffing 20-inch cash register receipts into wallets for much longer as the retailer is moving to replace the traditional check-out transaction record with a digital approach. The digital strategy, slated to start early next month, will...

Lowe's deploys new customer service

Lowe's ATGStores.com now offers Porch.com's installation and assembly services in 25 markets across the country. The home services platform connects home improvement professionals with homeowners. ATGStores.com is an independent wholly-owned subsidiary of Lowe's, according to an announcement. Shoppers can now...

MasterCard grocery app puts ordering right in the kitchen

The Groceries by MasterCard shopping app, integrated in the Samsung Family Hub refrigerator, lets consumers buy food from online FreshDirect and Shop Right right in the kitchen. The app signifies MasterCard's move into the smart home market and expands on...

Apple might have bigger plans for iOS payments

The company has filed a patent on a system that would give iPhone users the ability to transfer funds to others through texts, phone call and email.

FreshBooks prepping mobile card payment device for SMBs

FreshBooks Card Reader will offer small business owners an easy way to get paid faster.

ShopKeep offers free EMV readers to qualifying merchants

The offer comes in advance of the October 1 deadline for the EMV liability shift.

Webinar download available: Tips for ensuring retail business continuity

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.

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.

US retailers struggling to meet consumer expectations around mobile, in-store experience

Only 42 percent of shoppers found it easy to complete a purchase using a mobile device, and when asked which aspect of the shopping experience is most in need of an upgrade, 39 percent ranked the physical store first.

In-mall mobile retail solution StepsAway expands footprint into 10 new malls

Major retailers such as GNC and Things Remembered are extending StepsAway engagement to drive more brick-and-mortar transactions.

Bond launches CPG mobile loyalty app SynapzeSHOP

New solution integrates offers and loyalty initiatives to drive engagement, build deeper relationships and collect valuable shopper purchase data.

Hy-Vee selects Interactions for experiential marketing services

Interactions will engage shoppers through experiential marketing events in 50 store locations in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri, with plans to expand to more than 145 stores throughout the year.

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