Now that the 2016 PX Payments Award Nominations are open and Ticket sales have begun for our 8th Annual PX Retreat and the 4th Annual PX Payments Awards, we are starting this issue off with a handy “to do” list, which includes all of the links needed to get organized and take to steps to hopefully receive the recognition you and your program richly deserve.
As usual, this issue of PX Community Matters deals with lots of change, lots of mobile payment developments and a few surprises. So let’s get started….
Retailers around the world are failing to meet consumer demand for increased convenience while shopping with mobile devices.
The Interac TSP is capable of supporting financial institutions and mobile technology providers with secure digital products at scale.
Canadians continue to ditch cash at the checkout in favour of credit or debit cards and (to a lesser extent) mobile payments.
Improving existing distribution systems, appropriately incorporating digital technology into the physical store experience, and identifying innovative ways to leverage existing real estate will be critical success factors for retailers in 2016.
The proliferation of payments options seems like it should be a good thing for shoppers.
One of the things I was most interested in during last Sunday’s festivities was how the fintech-related commercials would play out with the Super Bowl TV audience.
These days, in the loyalty marketing industry, there is much retailers are striving to know but boy is it work to keep up.
MagicBand’s performance is another indication that consumers are willing to adopt mobile and wearable payment systems if the payment capabilities are paired with other useful functions.
Combined with the failure of paywalls and the rise of ad blockers, it’s looking increasingly clear that print publications merely converting their operations to digital may not be the answer.
There isn’t much you can’t do on a smartphone these days. Shopping, banking, dating and job hunting – there are apps for all of that.
Visa helped outfit Levi's Stadium, home of Super Bowl 50 and the San Francisco 49ers, with some 700 contactless-enabled point-of-sale terminals to give fans the chance to use the mobile wallet.
Banks and Silicon Valley are on a collision course, the future of finance may be at stake, and one side is brandishing its most dreaded weapon: the PowerPoint presentation.
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