GoDaddy unveiled a product designed to make it easy for small businesses to create an e-commerce presence and sell products online. The new GoDaddy Online Store tracks products and orders, sets up payments, and integrates social features.
Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile’s ION Rewards app continues to gain traction. There are now nearly 40,000 retail and restaurant locations nationwide where users may now earn and spend IONs.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of card industry movers and shakers today features David Dobson, Chief Executive Officer for Digital River.
Global marketing expense among the top four payment card networks was essentially flat in the third quarter and down sequentially. Discover reported the biggest increase in marketing expense for Q3/14.
Reston, VA-based Transaction Network Services has inked a deal to sell its Payment Gateway Services business to MasterCard. The business will join DataCash in expanding MasterCard’s global payment gateway solutions.
Profits among the world’s largest payment card networks rose 4.4% in the third quarter (Q2/14), compared to one year ago. However, sequentially net income dipped by 5.1%, according to CardData.
The recent decision by CVS and Rite Aid to block contactless payments Apple Pay and Google Wallet in their stores may have incentivized litgation.
The 37 million Americans who carry AARP membership cards now have the capability to “swipe-and-save” at merchants. The newly issued cards are powered by InComm’s proprietary Enhanced Payment Platform.
Sweden’s Seamless snagged a top First Data executive to manage its expansion into the USA. Seamless is the company behind the mobile payment solution SEQR.
North American Bancard introduced PayAnywhere 3.0. It will come pre-loaded on all PayAnywhere Storefront tablets.
A new survey finds 93% of business owners are not planning on upgrading their existing terminals to be able to accept contactless NFC payment options.
SumUp has integrated Bitcoin into its mPOS solution through BitPay. The integration means that any bricks and mortar retailer can now easily accept Bitcoin payments. With SumUp’s streamlined checkout process, the customer simply confirms the amount with a single click on their smartphone after scanning a QR code or using NFC broadcast. For merchants, accepting Bitcoin payments means that issues with fraud concerns or credit card chargebacks are erased from the equation. After having launched a proprietary Chip & PIN terminal in its major European markets, SumUp is now building an open network by accepting different alternative payment options, such as Bitcoin and soon to follow Apple Pay.