What is Swipely?

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April 2, 2013

Swipely

Founded in 2009, Swipely is a payment marketing application that transforms the cash register into a marketing tool, designed to support business growth. Launched in five markets (Boston, Providence, New York, Washington D.C., and San Francisco), the Rhode Island based company...

What Is Dwolla?

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March 28, 2013

Dwolla

Dwolla, the Iowa based company founded in 2008 and launched in the U.S. in December 2009, is a cash based network that relies on a bank account based payments. For individuals, Dwolla provides a convenient, paperless and quick way to pay friends or businesses. Using either...

What is PayPal Here?

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March 21, 2013

PayPal Here

Mobile card readers, mobile POS, mobile payments, a wide range of terms used to describe a relatively new payment acceptance method – the ability to accept credit and debit cards via a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) using either a keyed entry or mobile device attachment,...

What is Apple® Passbook®?

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March 13, 2013

Apple® Passbook®

When Apple launched the iPhone® 5 in mid-2012, media and consumer anticipation was centered on near field communication (NFC). And, while the NFC announcement never came, Apple did announce Passbook as a key new feature available in iOS 6. Questions immediately arose. Is...

What is Sendit Social

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March 5, 2013

Sendit Social

According to Wikipedia, “a gift card is a restricted monetary equivalent or scrip that is issued by retailers or banks to be used as an alternative to a non-monetary gift.” For decades, consumers and merchants relied on paper gift certificates, which, for the majority of...

What is FreebeePay?

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February 18, 2013

FreebeePay

Mobile applications are a $6 billion market today and, according to 2012 predictions from industry leading analyst firm, Forrester, that market is expected to grow nearly ten fold to more than $55 billion by 2015. While the world of mobile applications ranges widely from games...

What is vPromos?

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February 13, 2013

vPromos

New mobile applications continue to enter the payments marketplace servicing a wide variety of needs for merchants and consumers alike. With dozens of entries flooding the space each month, it’s our goal with, what has now become our ‘What Is’ series, to provide brief overviews...

What is Perka?

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February 7, 2013

Perka

As consumers we have all most likely used a traditional loyalty card at one time or another. Whether at a neighborhood sandwich shop, offering a buy 10 get one free, or a local coffee shop promoting their ‘coffee club’, printed ‘punch cards’ have been a popular offering from...

What is Punchcard?

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January 29, 2013

Punchcard

Most customers know what a ‘punch card’ is as it relates to merchant based loyalty programs. Historically, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) distributed paper cards, most often the size of a business card, to customers to reward them for coming back. While offers were...

What is Tabbedout?

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January 7, 2013

Tabbedout

Whether you’re an industry professional in the payments ecosystem or a consumer who is an early-adopter of new mobile technologies, the pool of mobile-based payment and loyalty applications continues to grow. And, application developers are targeting their offerings to specific...