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Survey highlights the growing comfort consumers have with mobile payments

Survey highlights the growing comfort consumers have with mobile payments

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Survey finds that consumers are becoming more favorable to the idea of mobile commerce A new survey from Bizrate Insights shows that online shoppers in the United States are showing more favor for mobile commerce. The idea of using a smartphone or other mobile device to pay for products online and at physical stores is quite attractive. Convenience is part of the reason why mobile payments have gained more popularity among consumers. … Read entire article »

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Mobile wallets will be used by 30 percent of holiday shoppers

Mobile wallets will be used by 30 percent of holiday shoppers

Nearly one in three consumers intend to use smartphone payments such as Google Wallet and Apple Pay. A recent poll from Stratos Inc., entitled the 2014 Holiday Mobile Payments Survey indicated that about 30 percent of holiday shoppers intend to use mobile wallets in order to pay for the purchases that they make throughout the holiday shopping season. Moreover, 17 percent claim that they will be spending more because these mobile payment options are available. Stratos also discovered … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce user base is growing quickly

Mobile commerce user base is growing quickly

New report predicts that mobile consumers participating in mobile commerce will exceed 2 billion by 2017 A new report from Juniper Research estimates that there will be more than 2 billion mobile consumers that participate in mobile commerce of some kind by the end of 2017. This is an increase over the estimated 1.6 billion people that participate in the mobile commerce space currently. More people are gaining access to mobile devices and are relying on … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments will make up only 1 percent of US transactions by 2019

Mobile payments will make up only 1 percent of US transactions by 2019

Consumers will still be using their plastic credit and debit cards the vast majority of the time in 5 years from now. The release of Apple Pay has caused many people to think that this is the point at which mobile payments will be taking off, but a recent report has suggested that by 2019, these smartphone based transactions will still make up only 1 percent of all consumer spending in the United States. Many feel that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Trends, United States

Apple Pay may have a major impact on the NFC technology market

Apple Pay may have a major impact on the NFC technology market

New mobile payments service is causing the NFC market to surge Apple Pay has been launched and it has already manage to cause a stir in the mobile payments space. The launch of the new service has been supported by a wide range of retailers, all of whom have shown strong interest in the mobile space. While Apple has succeeded in drawing more attention to mobile shopping and payments, the company’s new service may have an … Read entire article »

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What makes Starbucks the ultimate mobile payments – and business – success story?

What makes Starbucks the ultimate mobile payments – and business – success story?

Apple Pay may be receiving a great deal of media attention but it is the coffee shop app that remains the winner. When it comes to the success of a mobile payments wallet app, no other company in the United States can compare to the success story that Starbucks has managed to make for itself through careful and clever strategy. Starbucks has mastered is the idea that while mobile commerce is important, success comes from a complete … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce will drive 1 of every 2 Thanksgiving Day online purchases

Mobile commerce will drive 1 of every 2 Thanksgiving Day online purchases

IBM is now predicting that smartphones and tablets will surpass desktops for the first time ever. As the official start of the holiday shopping season approaches, and as early shoppers are already heading out to see what ideas and deals they can find, IBM has now predicted that on Thanksgiving Day the online shoppers will be conducting price comparisons, reading about products and making purchases over mobile commerce will represent 53 percent of all online shopping … Read entire article »

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Wearables trial at Westin Hotels & Resorts could improve sleep for guests

Wearables trial at Westin Hotels & Resorts could improve sleep for guests

The goal is to help to make sure that people staying at the company’s locations will be better rested at night. The latest phase of the Westin Hotels & Resorts Well-Being Movement – a year-long effort to improve the stay of its guests – has now been unveiled, showing that it will be testing wearables in order to help customers to be able to obtain a better night of sleep while staying at one of their … Read entire article »

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