Kroger Pay gives customers new mobile payment option

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Kroger Co. now gives their mobile shoppers the chance to pay with their phone. The American retailing company has jumped on the mobile payments bandwagon and has launched Kroger Pay, a single-use QR code-based system. The app’s single-use QR code can be scanned to pay for purchases. Kroger Pay is an app that has been designed to generate a single-use QR code that can be scanned at the checkout counter to pay for a purchase. Users of the app can link it to any major credit or debit card. Additionally,…

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Square In-App Payments processing becomes a reality

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Square has launched a customizable SDK in-app payment solution for iOS, Android and Flutter. Square In-App Payments SDK (software development kit) has been launched by the San Francisco-based financial tech company, enabling developers and sellers who use its services to accept in-app payments. While Square has products to help sellers accept payments on the web and in person, this is the first time it will be available in mobile apps. Buyers can securely pay for physical goods or services purchased via mobile app. With the Square In-App Payments SDK, developers…

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Self-service QR code payments launched in Sydney for Chinese residents and visitors

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The Inspiry Smart Box is now available in Sydney. Chinese mobile payment solution Inspiry has launched a self-service QR code payments terminal in Sydney, Australia. Called the Inspiry Smart Box, the terminal has been installed in many of the city’s shopping malls, restaurants, supermarkets, jewelry shops and cafes. Users of the self-service payment terminals simply need to scan a QR code to make a transaction. Using the self-service QR code payments system is quick, easy and convenient for consumers. To make a transaction via the Inspiry Smart Box, consumers simply…

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Survey finds that 70% of Irish consumers abandon mobile payment transactions

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Consumers in Ireland are not keen on making payments via mobile if the process is too difficult. New research from Elavon, a global payments expert, reveals that mobile payment transactions are abandoned by over two-thirds of mobile consumers in Ireland, when these consumers find the mobile payments process to be too tedious and difficult. Several aspects of mobile transaction processes frustrated online shoppers. Elavon’s mobile shopping experience study, which involved 1,000 adult mobile shoppers in Ireland, noted that there were primary sources of frustration that lead to mobile users abandoning…

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PayPal mobile payments break records over Thanksgiving shopping weekend

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Over $1 Billion mobile payments were made via PayPal on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. PayPal mobile payments was the preferred payment method for many mobile users during America’s biggest shopping weekend of the year. The American-based worldwide online payment system has revealed that, for the first time ever, it saw over $1 billion in mobile payment volume on Black Friday and hit this record-breaking volume again on Cyber Monday. There were higher mobile payment volumes on Black Friday than Cyber Monday. What is particularly surprising about the data…

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Tappy adds finger-scanning mobile payments to watch bands

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A new battery-less biometric payment authentication system can turn a watch band into a credit or debit card. Tappy Technologies, a Hong Kong-based company, has developed a finger-scanning mobile payments authentication system that is small enough to fit inside a watch band. The system turns the watch band into a secure credit card or debit card, providing wearers with a convenient, battery-free, contactless payment solution. Tappy’s solution gives banks an alternative to sharing transaction fees with bigger tech companies. More and more consumers are becoming comfortable with using their smartwatches…

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Cellum reaches QR code mobile payments deal with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

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The mobile transaction solutions company headquartered in Hungary is partnering with the Japanese giant. Cellum Group has signed an agreement with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC to launch a new QR code mobile payments service. The idea is to bring the quick response code based transactions into Japan with more widespread success. Cellum, a mobile transaction solutions company, signed the deal with one of Japan’s largest professional services firms. The two companies want to overcome the hurdles of QR code mobile payments and create a mainstream service within the country. A…

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QR code payments slowly gain ground in Japan

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The pace payment growth through quick response codes has been slow in Japan. QR code payments are steadily on the rise in the country, with the number of convenience stores, restaurants and other shops slowly adopting this convenient form of payment. Still, the pace of growth has certainly been slow, and part of this reason is due to commission fees. Stores who offer the payment method typically have to cover a 3% commission fee. Cash still remains the primary payment option in Japan, but major information technology firms are working…

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Snapchat to shut down in-app mobile payments service

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The closure of Snapcash has been confirmed by Snapchat. The in-app mobile payments service, Snapcash, offered through social media network Snapchat, will soon no longer be available. Some speculate the closure of the mobile payments service is due to it becoming more of a liability for the company than a utility. Snapcash was being used as a method to pay for private adult content over Snapchat. Although the reason behind shutting down the in-app mobile payments feature has yet to be disclosed, TechCrunch speculates that it may be due to…

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UnionPay QR Code payments expand in Vietnam

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UnionPay has reached an agreement with VNPAY UnionPay QR Code payments will now be accepted by 30,000 local merchants in Vietnam after UnionPay International (a wholly-owned subsidiary of China UnionPay) reached an agreement with QR Code payment acquirer, Vietnam Payment Solutions (VNPAY). These barcode payments will also be widely accepted by online merchants. In addition to enabling local merchants to accept these payments, both UnionPay International and VNPAY will work together to expand the acceptance of UnionPay QR code payments so that they can benefit online merchants, as well. The…

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The iPhone NFC chip could soon unlock your car door

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Apple’s near-field communication chip to gain new unique features with huge update. Forgot your keys? That may no longer be a problem for Apple mobile phone users in the future as the iPhone NFC chip could soon have the power to unlock home and car doors. The secure wireless chip is set to expand beyond payments. The possible changes to the iPhone NFC chip could result in Apple users utilizing the NFC tech in their mobile phones beyond making mobile payments via Apple Pay, The Information reported. The changes could…

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