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India’s mobile commerce industry is looking to overcome challenges

India’s mobile commerce industry is looking to overcome challenges

Mobile commerce continues to grow throughout India As the mobile commerce industry continues to grow, several companies involved therein are beginning to fight to overcome significant challenges that face adoption. Indian companies are beginning to address issues that exist in the market in order to ensure that they can effectively engage consumers. According to recent market analysis, the Indian mobile commerce market is expected to grow by 55% by 2019, reaching $19 billion. Mobile Internet use … Read entire article »

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PayPal mobile payments roll out at Shell UK gas stations

PayPal mobile payments roll out at Shell UK gas stations

Drivers will now be able to use their smartphones to pay when they fuel up at the pump. Drivers stopping at Shell UK service stations to fuel up will now be able to use mobile payments at the pump using their PayPal account in combination with the Shell Motorist app. Earlier this year, Shell said it would implement the service at the “vast majority” of its locations. In that statement, it said that the mobile payments service would … Read entire article »

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Mobile banking at Lloyds rated higher than Barclays

Mobile banking at Lloyds rated higher than Barclays

A recent report also showed that Caixa, a Spanish bank, received the highest score. Forrester Research recently released a report that rated some of the top banks in terms of their mobile banking functionality, and among the leading names on the list, Lloyds Bank was soaring. In fact, that bank managed to score ahead of the majority of its lead competitors such as Barclays and Natwest. This data was released in the Global Mobile Banking Benchmark review that … Read entire article »

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TimeOut has plans for the mobile commerce space

TimeOut has plans for the mobile commerce space

TimeOut invests in Flypay in order to expand its mobile commerce interests TimeOut, a prominent media publisher, has found a new company that could become a “hyper local mobile commerce platform. The publisher has invested more than $7 million into Flypay, a mobile payments service that has become quite popular among consumers in London. The service operates as a pay-at-the-table platform that allows used to pay their bills at restaurants. Flypay suggests that it is able … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce strategy launched by Starbucks across the UK

Mobile commerce strategy launched by Starbucks across the UK

The coffee chain is starting a “click and collect” service throughout the United Kingdom. Starbucks, a company already known for its massive successes with smartphone based payments, has now announced that it is launching a mobile commerce program that will allow its users to “click and collect” their coffees in the U.K. It also revealed that it would be bringing in new powermats to all of its locations throughout the U.K. The company stated that its customers will … Read entire article »

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Prominent mobile commerce platform adds new features

Prominent mobile commerce platform adds new features

Alipay has new features that will make it more than a mobile wallet Alipay, the prominent mobile payments platform from Alibaba and Ant Financial, has introduced a new feature that may expand its influence. The service now has a peer-to-peer transfer and messaging feature, which will allow users to send money between one another using a simple transfer method. The messaging aspect of this feature will also allow users to send digital coupons to their friends, … Read entire article »

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Companies stand to gain from the thriving mobile commerce market

Companies stand to gain from the thriving mobile commerce market

Companies showing support for mobile commerce are expected to see gains in the coming years Several companies are expected to benefit from the growing prominence of mobile commerce, according to analysis from Pacific Crest. Mobile has long been a thriving channel through which businesses could effectively engage consumers, but as mobile commerce continues to grow, companies that have positioned themselves well in the payments space are likely to find more success. PayPal, Vantiv, Visa, MasterCard and … Read entire article »

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