With the steady rollout of EMV and NFC at in-store POS terminals, the launch of retailer apps that allow mobile checkout (e.g., IKEA), and the development of alternative networks, the retail POS payments landscape is forever changed. Macy’s and Walmart are just a few of the big names offering consumer the opportunity to purchase online…
Orange`s mobile wallet app Orange Cash, supported by Wirecard, is available nationwide in France. After a launch in selected French cities, the mobile payment service is now promoted and marketed by Orange to its French user base.
i2c announced that Jifiti- allowing consumers to turn physical goods into digital gifts- is using its platform for open-loop prepaid processing.Jifiti was created to make gift giving more thoughtful, flexible and convenient. The app allows a user to select an item in the app or in-store by scanning a bar code and send it digitally as a gift to any recipient via e-mail, text or Facebook. The recipient can select their ideal size and color or choose an entirely different item to redeem. Users can also add products to a wish list which others can purchase for them individually or by chipping in as a group.
MasterCard Europe announced the 2012 milestones for MasterCard PayPass, showing that consumers are embracing the Tap&Go payment experience in 26 countries across Europe (8 new countries in 2012). PayPass is an innovative contactless payment feature that provides consumers and merchants with a fast and convenient alternative to cash for everyday purchases. PayPass can be added to any MasterCard® or Maestro® debit, credit or prepaid card. This will position MasterCard as a partner of choice for consumers and merchants alike. PayPass cardholders cardholders continue to enjoy the simplicity and convenience linked to contactless payments and consequently contribute to the displacement of cash around Europe.
89 Degrees, a next-generation marketing solutions provider that uses advanced analytics to drive better results for data-intensive marketers, has named Tim Pounanov director of digital marketing technology. In this new position, Pounanov will lead 89 Degrees’ Digital Marketing Technology Services, managing a team of digital marketing application developers and engineers to offer integrated digital marketing…
Crabtree & Evelyn implemented 89 Degrees to manage its Platinum Rewards loyalty program. The Platinum Rewards program allows Crabtree & Evelyn customers to save with Instant membership in-store and online from the date of sign-up. This gives them a $5 reward certificate for quarterly purchases of $25 – $44.99; a $10 reward certificate for quarterly purchases of $45 or more; 15% storewide savings to use during your birthday month; Subscription to Crabtree & Evelyn Email Exclusives and Access to members-only events, discounts and promotions.
IKEA is the world’s first retail customer to use Wincor Nixdorf’s new CINEO solution to automate cash handling at its stores. Following successful piloting in France and Germany, the solution is already installed in more than 40 stores in ten countries. The new solution enables cash to be automatically verified at the end of a shift and stored in an audit-proof manner in the CINEO systems’ storage media. At the start of a shift authorized employees are assigned precisely defined quantities of notes and coins. The cash is stored in intelligent cassettes which can also be used by cash-in-transit operators to take it away. The new solution increases security and ensures significant time savings by eliminating the cost and effort involved in handling cash.
Euronet Germany completed its latest ATM outsourcing agreement with Ikano Bank GmbH, for which it will provide outsourcing services for the Ikano Bank ATMs exclusively located in IKEA Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG stores. This ushers in Euronet as the future ATM provider for deployments with the Company. The machines provide a 2D bar code reader, thermal receipt printer, contactless card reader for mobile wallet payments, extra cassettes for coupons to be dispensed with cash and the potential to add an additional 42 inch digital advertising screen above the ATM. Additionally, the IKEA FAMILY Bezahlkarte, a closed looped store card, will be accepted for cash withdrawals at the Ikano Bank ATMs.
Sysrepublic POS loss prevention and systems integration solutions serving the global retail market updated its’ Secure loss prevention software. With this, it offers the ability to integrate traditional POS data sources with additional data sources – such as supply/delivery, inventory, cash office/finance, human resources and CCTV, in an efficient and easy to use user interface. This includes an enhanced active query performance for complex queries on data; simplified and faster performance on application navigation; and customized user role-based “Portals.
89 Degrees digital, direct and social marketing is closing 2010 with 25% revenue growth and $30 million in billings, driven by breakthrough marketing programs, a host of new clients, new technology products, agency partnerships and numerous key staff additions. 89 Degrees capped its fifteenth year in business by adding six new clients in 2010 and partnered successfully to win new business with three leading agencies. The agency developed proprietary, patent pending technology that has saved its clients over $5 million in wasted postage and email deployment costs.
Ikano Bank and PBS have centralized the processing of the Bank’s card transactions. With this, PBS now processes card payments for Ikano Bank in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Germany. Ikano Bank’s primary business area is issuing debit and credit cards, either private label cards or co-branded cards in cooperation with its business partners. Ikano offers a standardised solution at a favourable price and the bank is therefore an attractive partner for businesses aiming to issue new co-branded cards in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland or Germany. In 2007, Ikano Bank and PBS entered into an agreement for PBS to support Ikano’s card business in the countries where Ikano Bank operates.
Merchant Warehouse has integrated its MerchantWARE “BINsmart” with the
MICROS-Retail “Xstore Java POS”, enabling merchants to
save up to 12% on interchange fees with a secure payment processing
solution. Using tokenization and SSL connections, “BINSmart” helps
merchants process transactions at
the lowest possible cost by automatically identifying the card type
being used in the transaction, and prompting debit card users to enter
their PIN. This sophisticated, yet simple solution avoids Interchange
rates and fees by opting for PIN-debit transactions over credit whenever
possible. Interchange fees make up the majority of a merchantâs
processing expenses, but since PIN-debit transactions are not processed
on the Interchange networks, PIN-debit transactions are less expensive.
MICROS-Retail develops retail software solutions for both store and
direct channels and provides point-of-sale and store management,
eCommerce platforms, order management, loss prevention, sales audit,
gift card and loyalty, CRM, merchandising and cross-channel solutions.
Through this integration, once a transaction is run through the
MICROS-Retail POS terminal, all sensitive credit card data is
transported via an encrypted SSL connection to the Merchant Warehouse