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Will Facial Payment Technology Work?

Posted on May 28, 2019
Although it sounds more like something out of a science fiction novel or movie, facial recognition is gaining ground as a technology for identify verification. If you have an iPhone, you may already be using this biometric method.  Rather than entering a password, your smartphone recognizes you from a scan of your face that it took when you first used it. From there, many more apps have integrated the facial recognition technology. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

What is Apple Card?

Posted on May 23, 2019
What do you do when:  Your App Store brings in $11 billion annually?  You’ve sold more than 2 billion phones worldwide?  You’re company’s valuation exceeds $1 trillion?  The answer is simple.  You go into mobile payments, of course. That’s precisely what Apple did with the introduction of Apple Pay — a virtual wallet that allows users to link credit cards to their phones, whether they’re shopping:  On an e-commerce site  Within the App Store  In-person at a retail store
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Topics: Payment Technology, Payment Trends, Consumer Education

How to Increase Alternative Checkout Options

Posted on May 21, 2019
The last thing any online or in-store retailer wants is for their customers to abandon their shopping carts. That means a lost sale in the present and the potential for lost sales in the future if the customer decides to not return. However, some retailers have been so accustomed to controlling the transaction process that they have lost touch with what their customers want out of a checkout experience. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Payment Trends

The Growth of the In-Vehicle Payment Market

Posted on May 14, 2019
The in-vehicle payment market is considered relatively new with some of the first mentions of its potential in 2017 when researchers started tracking this business segment. The first signs of this new payment method appeared in 2016.   Current and Projected Growth Now, according to research firm Technavio, the global in-vehicle payment services market is set to increase by over 195% during the period from 2017 to 2021.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

The Latest in Vending Machine Commerce: Meet VICKI [Video]

Posted on Apr 23, 2019
It seems like every few months there’s another retail innovation that dominates the headlines. For example, many storeowners are still reeling from the news about Amazon Go — the first supermarket of its kind.  Although in the pilot phase, Amazon Go takes the concept of “self-checkout” to the next level. Customers can walk in, load their baskets, and walk out — all without interfacing with a cashier. In fact, there’s no physical checkout process — not even with a machine-based scanner. 
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Topics: Software and Payment Integration, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

Winning at Frictionless Payments

Posted on Apr 18, 2019
Improving the customer experience should be at the top of every company’s strategic objectives list in 2019. To win new business and keep current customers, every aspect of the purchase process should be scrutinized to see where improvements can be made, including retail engagement strategies.  Since customers want to complete their purchases as quickly as possible after making the decision to buy, payments have become a focal point of in-person, online, and mobile transactions.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

Instant Loans at the POS - Yay or Nay?

Posted on Apr 04, 2019
Throughout most of retail history, point-of-sale (POS) technology focused exclusively on payment acceptance — i.e., cash, checks, and credit cards.  Yet, with time and innovation, POS systems became more robust, allowing businesses to:  Accept more payment options — such as ACH and mobile wallets  Collect consumer data and shopping preferences  Manage loyalty programs and rewards
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Topics: Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips

Contactless Payment Trends to Watch

Posted on Mar 21, 2019
Payment methods and preferences continue to evolve and change. Contactless payments -- also known as tap and pay -- have been one of the trends on the radar for the last few years. In 2019, there are more changes in mobile payments and contactless payment trends that are important to watch to ensure your business is addressing customer expectations.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

ATMs are the Next Dinosaur: Extinction Predicted in Less Than 25 Years

Posted on Mar 14, 2019
ATMs have been a go-to convenience for consumers and business owners for decades. Found all over the world on the main streets of cities, in shopping centers, gas stations, and restaurants, ATMs have been the life-saver for getting quick cash, as well as avoiding standing in line at the bank just to do a quick deposit.  As such a relied-on device, it’s hard to even imagine that recent predictions estimate that the ATM is set for extinction in less than 25 years.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Financial Institutions, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

Tap or Dip? Are Contactless Cards Safer Than Chip Cards?

Posted on Mar 07, 2019
Most credit cards in the U.S. still come with magnetic stripes on the back — reserved for “swipe-and-sign” transactions. However, magstripe cards are easy to clone, making them prone to fraud and abuse. Signatures offer little additional protection, which is why the major credit cards have recently dropped this verification requirement.  In recent years, the payment industry has encouraged customers and businesses to shift from magstripe technology in favor of:
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Topics: EMV, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

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