Alipay app for tourists: foreign visitors in China can now use popular mobile payments

Alipay app for tourists - Shanghai

Alipay and WeChat pay are widely used in China and now travelers to the country can use them, too. Taking a trip to mainland China? You might be glad to know that there is a WeChat pay and Alipay app for tourists now available. Alibaba and WeChat announced that travelers to the country will be able to link their international cards to their payment apps. This move will make it more convenient for tourists to buy goods in China. Prior to the roll out of these mobile payment options for…

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New PayPal in-store mobile payments option to roll out in 2020

PayPal in-store mobile payments - paying with smartphone

Sometime next year, the online payments company is gearing up to launch in-store payments solutions. A new PayPal in-store mobile payments initiative has been revealed by the company’s CEO Dan Schulman. According to Business Insider, Schulman recently said in an interview with Axios that a digital wallet for physical stores that uses near field communications (NFC) and quick response (QR) code technology, could be part of the upcoming PayPal in-store payments solution. PayPal sees new value in the potential of offering such as system. This won’t be the first time…

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Apple Pay swipes Starbucks’ long-held mobile payments crown

Apple Pay - Woman holding mobile phone with Starbucks case

The coffee chain has been the benchmark for m-payments success but no longer has the most users. For the first time, a general purpose mobile payments app has become more popular than Starbucks’ own as Apple Pay climbs to the top spot. The Seattle-based coffee company has been the gold standard for mobile payments success. New eMarketer Inc. data showed that Apple Pay now has more users than the Starbucks mobile payments service. Never before has a general purpose payment app been more popular than that of the coffee retailer.…

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Major credit card networks team up for easier mobile shopping

Easier mobile shopping - credit cards

Shopping via mobile is about to become more convenient. Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc., American Express Co. and Discover Financial Services are part of the world’s biggest card networks that have come together to make easier mobile shopping with credit cards a reality for smartphone users. Mobile shoppers abandoning their online cart costs retailers billions. While there are many convenient ways to pay when shopping via mobile, up until now, credit cards haven’t been one of them. In fact, imputing credit card details on tiny mobile screens causes many mobile consumers…

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Availability of Interac Debit m-commerce solutions expand in Canada

Interac Debit m-commerce - Google Pay mobile payments

Interac Debit on mobile with Apple Pay and Google Pay now widely available. Interac Corp., one of Canada’s leading payments brands, has announced wide spread availability of its Interac Debit m-commerce solutions for In-App and In-Browser Payments with Apple Pay and Google Pay, across the nation. Canadians can now use these services when making payments within apps and mobile websites. Interac Debit on Apple Pay or Google Pay for in-store purchases is already used by Canadians at hundreds of thousands of merchants across the nation. The company expanding its e-commerce…

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