Host Card Emulation: Why Does It Matter?

Marc Castrechini | VIEW PROFILE

September 16, 2014

Host Card Emulation

An explanation of host card emulation (HCE) first requires a brief overview of near-field communications. Near-field communications, or NFC, requires a mobile device to have the necessary hardware installed, which could be in the form of a SIM card or NFC chipset installed...

Apple Pay – What Does It Mean For Your Business

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

September 11, 2014

Apple Pay

Apple’s recent unveiling of its new iPhone 6 and Apple Pay platform has sparked a lot of conversation surrounding mobile payments, near field communications (NFC) and the future of mobile commerce. With Apple finally adopting NFC and entering the payments space, you may have...

Mobile Coupons - How SMBs Can Take Advantage

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

September 10, 2014

Mobile Coupons

 Digital coupons present substantial opportunity for business growth helping to attract new customers and improve the loyalty of existing customers. In fact a recent white paper produced by Forrester in concert with RetailMeNot, explores the value of digital coupons and the...

Venmo outpaces Starbucks

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

September 2, 2014

Mobile Wallet

According to the most recent Business Insider Intelligence estimates the PayPal-owned Venmo overtook the Starbucks mobile payment app in terms of U.S. transaction volume during the second quarter of 2014. Venmo transaction volume reached $468 million in the second quarter of...

Beacons - What Consumers Want

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

August 25, 2014

Beacons

Beacons – we’re starting to hear more and more about them, especially for those in marketing, retail and payments. What are they? Beacons are simple, affordable devices that retailers and/or business owners can place within their respective stores, which enable wireless...

Yeah, I got my first EMV-enabled card!

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

July 22, 2014

EMV

A milestone. I open my mail on just a regular day to find it – something I have been waiting for – my first EMV credit card. Standard to some and irrelevant to others, as a professional in the payments space, I actually understand EMV and what it means to me as a customer as...

What does Geo-location mean for Mobile Payments? Everything.

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

July 18, 2014

Geo-location

Geo-location is one of those buzz words that continues to be used in the world of payments. Many large technology players are putting a lot of investment dollars behind geo-based payment applications. The power of proximity, as I like to call it, may be the key factor to...

Tech's Key Players: How They're Moving into Payments and What You Need to Know

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

July 15, 2014

Tech's Key Players

Many of the major tech companies in the U.S. are currently working to add payments technology to their portfolios. What these companies -- including Amazon, Apple and Google -- bring to the table is a large cohort of customers who already rely on their services. If consumers...

6 Reasons Mobile POS is Gaining Traction

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

June 6, 2014

Mobile POS

Mobile and tablet based point-of-sale has been a hot topic issue for quite some time. The prevalence and popularity of consumer devices in the world of point-of-sale (POS) is on the rise. Both vendors and retailers see value in this new wave of business solutions. Here are six...

The Battle for Hyperspeed Commerce in the Internet Age

Henry Helgeson | VIEW PROFILE

May 15, 2014

Hyperspeed Commerce

The Internet has facilitated new ways to connect consumers with products that were previously unimagined. There’s basically nothing you can’t buy online today, from a penny to a yacht. But the real challenge isn’t rooted in finding something online anymore; it’s in getting...