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As mobile commerce grows, so do retailer challenges

“While the shift to mobile enables digital commerce from virtually anywhere, it is not without its challenges. Adobe’s data confirms that the average value of a digital order increases with the time spent in a shopping session and, of course, smartphone sessions tend to be shorter than those on desktop.”
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Continuing to Make Choice a Reality with Samsung Pay

“Today, we have begun rolling out the ability for consumers to use PayPal within Samsung Pay and make purchases at the millions of retailers that accept Samsung Pay. Samsung Pay users can load their PayPal account with the debit card or bank account found in their PayPal Wallet for use in-store – all while continuing […]
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Tech

The Same Old Problems Plague the ‘Pays’ As Adoption Levels Show ‘Signs of Slippage’

“That turnaround may be more urgently needed than ever. Not just Apple Pay, but the two other major third-party contactless wallets, Google Pay (formerly Android Pay) and Samsung Pay, are tracing a slow but definite descent in adoption among smart-phone owners, according to the latest tracking results from Phoenix Marketing International, a Rhinebeck, N.Y.-based firm that […]
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Banks seek to adapt to mobile-first customers

“But that expectation is not limited to just one demographic as consumers of all ages expect simplicity and speed from mobile apps and devices. That said, what can financial institutions do to keep pace? USAA often is at the forefront of digital experiences because its unique place in the industry forces it to do so. The bank’s […]

On The Wires

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New Mobile Sales App Maestro Enhances Digital Retailing Experience for Customers by Taking Car Buying Experience Fully Digital

“Responding to a new generation of automotive buyers who expect to transact quickly with easy-to-use digital tools, FordDirect is unveiling Maestro, a new mobile sales app for Ford and Lincoln dealers that provides a seamless “greet to deliver” sales experience, whether the customer starts the shopping process online or in the dealership.”
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Companies

ALIPAY LAUNCHES IN-APP GUIDE FOR GERMANY’S OKTOBERFEST

“The mobile and online payment platform said the pilot service will offer “a wealth of information on the culture and history of both venues,” including a map, a guide to individual stalls and products, information on German behavioral norms, like how to toast with a glass of beer and advice on when and where it’s […]
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ControlScan and P97 Networks Partner to Enhance Mobile Commerce Security for Fuel and In-Store Transactions

“ControlScan, a leader in managed security and compliance solutions that help secure networks and protect payment card data, is partnering with P97 Networks, the leader in cloud-based mobile commerce, in-vehicle payments and digital marketing solutions, to provide enhanced security controls for mobile payment services in the convenience, fuel retailer, quick-serve restaurant and related industries.”