The consumer shopping experience is increasingly dependent on mobile payments

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A new Buyer PaymentsInsights Survey by Mercator Advisory Group examined this trend. Mercator Advisory Group has released the outcomes of its recent Primary Data report, Buyer PaymentsInsights – Payment Behavior: Younger Shoppers Lead a Change, showing that mobile payments has become highly critical to the consumer shopping experience. The report’s conclusions are based on Mercator’s 2020 Buyer PaymentsInsights Survey. This online survey involved the participation of 3,000 adult consumers in the United States. It was conducted before the outbreak of the pandemic in the U.S., in February 2020. It examined…

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Venmo payment app diversifies with credit card QR code launch

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The mobile payments company has taken its first steps into the plastic card business with mobile features. Payment app Venmo, owned by PayPal Holdings Inc., has launched its first physical payment option with a credit card QR code prominently displayed on the front. The option to apply for this payment method is being rolled out in a gradual way. The cards themselves, featuring the credit card QR code, are issued by Synchrony Financial. The first wave of availability is to US consumers, according to the company. Cardholders can opt for…

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Amazon One places mobile payments in the palm of your hand

The e-commerce giant has launched the new system at two of its Amazon Go stores for faster checkout. Amazon One is launching at two Amazon Go stores to help make the checkout process quicker and easier for consumers there. The palm payment technology was developed to simplify the shopping experience as a whole. The online marketplace giant is seeking to provide consumers with an enhanced retail experience. Though the initial Amazon One rollout is exclusively at the company’s own stores, the intention is to roll it out further at some…

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Ticketmaster enters contactless mobile payment technology partnership

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The massive ticketing company has partnered with VenueNext for a broad digital fan experience. Ticketmaster and VenueNext have announced the rollout of a new contactless mobile payment technology partnership. This collaboration between the companies will make it possible for fans to manage transactions in a contact-free way. The same can be said about their mobile orders and other forms of in-venue experiences, which will all be accessible by way of their smartphones. The partnership will be based on the VenueNext point of sale and m-commerce company’s tech. The two companies…

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Google Pay in India tests NFC based payment technology

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The mobile payments platform is using credit and debit cards to trial the tech in the country. Google Pay in India has launched a new pilot for a near field communication (NFC) based feature to be used to complete contactless payments. The idea is to use enabled debit and credit cards to test NFC before rolling out wider mobile tap. NFC would make it possible for Google Pay in India to provide contactless or tap payments across the country. Considering that there are over a billion people in that market,…

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