While the the initial deployments of cloud POS systems were not very good, there are new hybrid deployments, along with the participation of larger retailers in the discussion, that are making the potential use of the cloud for POS as worthy of the discussion, something most retailers would not even consider even two years ago.
Frisco, TX-based Sheplers, a top multi-channel western-wear retailer specializing in cowboy boots has been hacked. The Company says the breach potentially impacts customers who used payment cards at Sheplers’ retail locations between June 11, and September 4. However, Sheplers does not believe the incident affected its online webstore.
Swedish e-commerce company Klarna wants to enter the U.S. market next year. Klarna Group has more than 1,100 employees and is active in 15 markets, serving 25 million consumers and working with 45,000 retailers.
PSCU, the top U.S. credit union service organization is setting up an full geek, all-night, marathon-style innovation competition to solve today’s most pressing financial service issues for credit unions in just 24 hours. Knockout 2014 is an innovative team event that allows credit unions to stay relevant in the marketplace by quickly meeting the needs of today’s consumers.
Dallas-based global mobile payments technology specialist and processor, Calpian is set to support Apple Pay and provide merchants with access to Apple’s new mobile payments ecosystem. Calpian will integrate Apple services into its point-of-sale payment hardware and software, and provide its merchant clients with the tools and support they need accept payments over Apple’s NFC-based payment solution.
Miami-based Net Element is integrating Apple services into its point-of-sale payment acceptance hardware and software. Net Element also announced the official completion of a debt exchange transaction.
The Estonia-based mobile payments company Fortumo has introduced a Software Development Kit (SDK) developer program for app developers to help them acquire additional users for their apps. Fortumo in-app payments enable customers to charge digital goods purchases to their mobile operator bill.
ID Tech secure payment solutions, mpayments and digital signage announced the UniPay msolution is now included in the Visa Ready Program. UniPay is a compact MagStripe and EMV Smart Card mobile reader that can transform any mobile device into a POS system by connecting through the audio jack port.
CA-based Flint has added two new features to its mobile payment service. The new Team Accounts feature allows multiple users within an organization to use a single Flint account to securely accept card payments, create invoices and send Apple Passbook coupons from their smartphone. The company also introduced its application update for iOS8.
MA-based Primax, a provider of debit and credit card issuing and merchant acquiring programs, products and services, has unveiled a new online tool enabling cardholders to activate their cards, check balances, make payments, and view, download and print transaction statements.
The NFC Forum has added Analog testing as part of its Near Field Communication (NFC) technology Certification Program. It is the world’s first detailed evaluation of the Radio Frequency (RF) performance of an NFC device.
NJ-based Heartland Payment Systems has introduced a mobile and online ordering solution for restaurants of all sizes. Heartland Mobile and Online Ordering, in partnership with ToGoTechnologies, provides restaurateurs and consumers alike a convenient ordering experience that has previously been enjoyed only by large restaurant brands and their customers.