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Mobile payments encourage better tipping

Mobile payments encourage better tipping

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Wait staff in restaurants are discovering that there are unexpected benefits to smartphone wallet apps. Over the next few years, it is believed that mobile payments will be taking off and that people will be using their smartphones in place of plastic cards to pay for everything from purchases in stores to meals at restaurants. Along with this overall shift in payment methods will also come a range of additional unexpected trends. So far, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Mobile payments are becoming a hit with restaurants and diners

Mobile payments are becoming a hit with restaurants and diners

Companies and brands are discovering a range of ways to appeal to their customers over their favorite devices. While mobile payments technology has taken longer to gain consumer acceptance than had been anticipated by many, and there have been some serious challenges that have arisen and that continue to need to be addressed, there are certain industries in which this tech has started to make some serious headway, and among them is the restaurant marketplace. Smartphone based … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends, United States

Mobile payments app to be introduced by Tim Hortons

Mobile payments app to be introduced by Tim Hortons

The massive international Canadian coffee chain has announced that smartphone transactions are here. Tim Hortons has now announced that it has added mobile payments app features to its existing TimmyMe smartphone application, in order to allow customers to use their devices in order to pay for their purchases of food, beverages, and other items at many of their locations. The application was created to enhance the customer experience and boost service speed in restaurants. The TimmyMe mobile payments … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Trends, United States

Mobile payments partnership formed between NCR and LevelUp

Mobile payments partnership formed between NCR and LevelUp

The agreement will bring the technology to a larger number of restaurants. Leading retail point of sale (POS) software supplier for American restaurants, NCR, has partnered with LevelUp to bring the mobile payments app into the POS systems in order to be able to complete dining transactions. The startup is hoping that this will help it to make greater inroads into this rapidly growing market. This is especially important because restaurants are proving to be one of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Trends, United States

Mobile payments app from Dunkin’ Donuts now has a Spanish language version

Mobile payments app from Dunkin’ Donuts now has a Spanish language version

The application is now available in a total of two languages, with the latest added to English. Dunkin’ Donuts has just announced that its increasingly popular mobile payments app is now going to become available to an entirely new group of people – those who would prefer to complete their transactions in Spanish. The latest release of the application allows users to view all of the features in Spanish instead of English. The Spanish language version of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, United States

Mobile payments app feature launched by Wendy’s

Mobile payments app feature launched by Wendy’s

The fast food chain’s application will now allow users in three American markets to pay with smartphones. Wendy’s has just announced that it is piloting a mobile payments program within three of its American markets, which will allow customers there to be able to pay for their purchases through the use of their smartphones. If this trial program proves to be successful, then it could mean the expansion of this option to other locations. The My Wendy’s application … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, QR Codes, United States

Mobile payments offer advantage to small businesses

Mobile payments offer advantage to small businesses

Restaurants specifically stand to benefit from offering patrons a way to pay using smartphones. Analysts are stating that in order to remain competitive now that it is 2013, it will soon be considered to be “crucial” for small businesses and restaurants to offer mobile payments options to their customers. This will help to provide those companies with the type of competitive edge that they require. Electric Commerce International CEO, Jim Anderson, agrees with this statement and included it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends, United States