Apple brings mobile payments service to China

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Apple Pay has launched in China, but may struggle to find success Apple has finally launched its new mobile payments service, called Apple Pay, in China, but the service has received a mixed response among consumers. The Chinese market is quite attractive for companies interested in mobile shopping, largely due to the rapidly growing number of consumers opting to use their smartphones to make purchases online. Apple has been working to break into the Chinese market, but has been met with some resistance from the country’s banks, which had shown…

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Apple customers may not be interested in mobile payments

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Report shows the majority of iOS users have not used Apple Pay A new report from PYMNTS shows that the majority of iOS users do not make use of Apple Pay, Apple’s new mobile payments service. The service was launched in October of last year and represents Apple’s first official entry into the mobile payments market. The service managed to obtain significant support from retailers that were interested in engaging mobile consumers, but Apple Pay has struggled to find traction with the only demographic that can use it: iOS users.…

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Marriot introduces broad mobile strategy with Apple Pay

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This has made the company the first among the large hospitality chains to move into mobile payments. In 2014, Marriot International managed to sell over $1.8 billion in hotel rooms over mobile, alone, which represented 19 percent of the revenue that it brought in online and helps to explain why Apple Pay would provide such appeal. The hospitality chain has seen outstanding growth over mobile, as it represented only 1 percent in 2009. Marriott has now announced the next level of this online strategy, which will take in Apple Pay…

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Apple’s mobile payments service continues to find success

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Apple Pay now accounts for majority of all mobile transactions in the US Apple has been finding significant success in the mobile payments field. At three months old, Apple Pay now accounts for the majority of mobile transactions made in the United States, according to CEO Tim Cook. Cook offered information concerning the service’s performance during Apple’s first quarter fiscal report, claiming that Apple Pay accounts for more than two out of three mobile payment dollars spent across its myriad networks. Launch partners report success with their adoption of Apple…

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Apple Pay is preparing to get started outside the US

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The mobile wallet is now getting itself ready to make its first moves in countries outside of the United States. Apple Pay is now getting itself ready to send its mobile wallet services outside of the United States, where it has been exclusively available until now, as it makes its way into the first countries outside of the U.S. borders. Reports have indicated that online, offline, and mobile marketing materials are being prepared for March. This indicates that the launch of Apple Pay in other countries could be coming very…

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