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Mobile payments trends are seeing growth held back by biometrics

Mobile payments trends are seeing growth held back by biometrics

The technology to scan various body parts such as eyes and fingerprints may be too challenging to keep up. While it had looked as though mobile payments trends might have the potential to take off with rapid growth as more consumers look to their smartphones to replace their use of credit and debit cards, adoption has essentially flat-lined. This, despite the fact that industry giants such as Samsung and Apple have leapt into the market. Even with the … Read entire article »

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London mobile commerce has gone underground

London mobile commerce has gone underground

Shoppers are enjoying spending their time on the Tube hunting for and purchasing products. Underground train commuters are now spending a rising amount of time shopping over London mobile commerce channels as they use this opportunity to research products, compare prices and buy what they need. A recent study by Pay by Bank, a mobile payments provider, showed m-commerce is hotter than ever. Pay by Bank has determined that 39 percent of Tube riders are also checking out … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends

Amazon mobile commerce is leaving the competition in the dust

Amazon mobile commerce is leaving the competition in the dust

The online marketplace is considered to be among the most important shopping platforms over online channels. Despite the power of big box retailers, Amazon mobile commerce is still leading the way, just as its e-shopping marketplace is also continuing to be a massive force to be reckoned with. The stock price of the company over the last year has made it clear that this is a brand that knows how to grow. The dominance Amazon mobile commerce has … Read entire article »

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Could using a portable phone charger bring you the lowest Uber fares?

Could using a portable phone charger bring you the lowest Uber fares?

The rideshare company revealed customers with dying smartphone batteries are more likely to accept surge pricing. While Uber has been quite open about the fact that it uses surge pricing at times of top demand, such as New Year’s Eve, it could be that a portable phone charger might one day make the difference in whether or not a customer will be paying more. The Uber mobile app is able to detect when a user’s smartphone battery … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce

Current mobile commerce trends are giving offline retail a shot in the arm

Current mobile commerce trends are giving offline retail a shot in the arm

Though some have predicted that smartphone shopping will harm foot traffic to stores, the opposite may be true. Local retailers have always relied the most heavily on foot traffic, but many have been afraid that mobile commerce trends would start to steal those customers away, sending them to shop online or at larger rivals, instead. That said, measures of marketing and m-commerce habits are revealing that this is not the case. Instead, mobile commerce trends may actually be … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce, Trends

Apple Pay in Canada gets a huge boost as all Big 5 banks prepare for launch

Apple Pay in Canada gets a huge boost as all Big 5 banks prepare for launch

Mobile payments are on the rise among Canadian consumers and they’re about to gain access to a large player. The entry of Apple Pay in Canada has now been announced and consumers in that country will be able to take advantage of that mobile payments service, as long as they have a compatible iPhone and an account with one of the Big 5 banks in the country. All five of the largest Canadian financial institutions have announced … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

Mobile commerce experience is frustrating the vast majority of American shoppers

Mobile commerce experience is frustrating the vast majority of American shoppers

A Forrester study has shown that the experience of shopping over smartphones is irritating U.S. consumers. Forrester Research has now released its most recent online shopping forecast and has shown that the mobile commerce experience is causing frustration to 4 out of every 5 shoppers who have tried the channel. The prediction for online shopping as a whole is that by the end of 2020, U.S. digital retail would skyrocket to $500 billion. Comparatively, the online retail sales … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Trends, United States

Mobile commerce sales from iPhones finally match market-leading iPads

Mobile commerce sales from iPhones finally match market-leading iPads

Tablet based shopping is growing in numbers and in transaction size, but smartphones are catching up. According to Bizrate Insights Q1 2016 data that has been recently released, mobile commerce sales being transacted over iPhones have now caught up to the lead which has previously been held by iPads. The larger screen tablet devices had previously been seen as m-commerce drivers but their sales share has declined. It is not that tablet shopping is drooping. In fact, it … Read entire article »

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