A new survey reveals a consistent brand experience across channels is one of their top commerce priorities. A customer’s journey is no longer a linear path to purchase it’s now an exercise in connect-the-dots for retailers as they try to piece together customer information, browsing history, inventory visibility and much more to enhance the customer experience.
Visa gathered 25 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls from around the world for a two-day Team Visa Summit and innovation showcase at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. The Summit kicked-off Visa’s year-long program which supports Olympic and Paralympic global athletes as they train for the 2016 Games.
Travelers staying at COMO Hotels and Resorts’ 13 luxury properties across Asia, Australia, Europe and the Caribbean can make a lasting difference to local communities simply by using a MasterCard card to settle their bills.
Giesecke & Devrient has ankled Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz as Chairman of the Advisory Board and Supervisory Board. Also, added to the G&D Supervisory Board and Advisory Board is Achim Berg. Up until the middle of this year, he was the Chairman of the Management Board at arvato AG, a member of the board of management for Bertelsmann SE, and a member on the Supervisory board for the RTL Group.
China’s IZP’s global online payment platform Globebill inked a deal witb Belgian business consulting company Cnext. After IZP and Lithuania’s Central Bank signed a bank card settlement agreement on, IZP signed another agreement with Cnext.
One of the key challenges presently facing the mobile payments market is the high level of market fragmentation, defined both by the multiplicity of platforms/solutions technologies being deployed and the increasing range of service configurations being offered. This slows down merchant acceptance and makes it difficult for providers to gain scale. We expect the market to reach a point where consolidation among players and solutions becomes the best way to drive address this issue.
PayNearMe has inked a deal with 7-Eleven to introduce the PayNearMe Bill Pay app, enabling U.S. consumers to pay over 17,000 national and local billers with cash using a convenient barcode scan at participating 7-Eleven stores.
First Data and Pivotal announced they will bring First Data eCommerce services to Spring developers. This new collaboration is designed to make it simple and safe for developers seeking to add payment services to their applications.
Customers expect a personalized, seamless brand experience across digital and physical commerce touch points and unified commerce is key to delivering this experience. This is the new mantra in retail, according to the 2015 E-Commerce Survey, 43% of the respondents indicated that a consistent brand experience across channels is one of their top commerce priorities.
North American Bancard says the newest version of its PayAnywhere Mobile credit card reader is now available for purchase in all U.S. Apple Stores and Apple.com.
TSYS has extended its payments agreement with ING Bank for their commercial card portfolio. TSYS has been supporting ING Bank N.V. since 2009 with the TS2® processing platform, as well as providing additional services.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: CHASE (Epcot); CONSTELLATION (website); TIMETRIC (Morocco); and NWA (Visa).