On Thursday, disaster struck Apple at the point of sale.
As we understand it, Apple’s retail point of sale solution has gone dark. And there’s no word on when the system will begun functioning normally.
If, however, the matter isn’t resolved by tomorrow, Apple may want to call the team at PayAnywhere or any reliable provider of mobile payment processing for that matter. because the longer Apple’s retail POS is down, the more money the tech giant is going to lose.
Posted in Announcements, iOS, Mobile Payments, News, Platforms, Smartphones, Technology
This week, the team at PayAnywhere, an industry leader in mobile point of sale solutions, announced the availability of PayAnywhere 2.0, its popular mobile point of sale solution (mPOS) for Android.
As before, the Android PayAnywhere 2.0 mPOS app still works with the free PayAnywhere mobile credit card reader, which plugs into the audio jack of a supported Android device.
Available for download today from the Google Play store, the new PayAnywhere 2.0 Android app features advanced inventory management capabilities, support for multiple users on a single merchant account, new wireless printer support, enhanced reporting features, and streamlined user settings.
Posted in Android, Announcements, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
On Wednesday, Independent Retailer published an insightful new interview with Todd Robinson, VP of Marketing for North American Bancard, a full service payment solutions provider.
According to Robinson, retail payment solutions “can and should be optimized to the needs of each individual business.”
Doing so is not only good for business from all conceivable angles, it’s also a great way to to boost customer loyalty.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology
With the holiday season fast approaching, consumers are poised to spend billions shopping in stores and online.
Unfortunately, as a direct result of the holiday rush, the chances of being victimized by credit card fraud accelerate dramatically.
Although more than a few leading credit card payment processing companies like North American Bancard (NAB) have made it more safe and secure than ever for consumers to navigate the holiday retail scene, consumers must still take responsible steps to protect themselves over the next two months, especially if the businesses they patronize rely on service providers less reputable than NAB.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, Mobile Security, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
On Monday, comScore released an overview of mobile phone usage across the five leading European markets using data from the comScore MobiLens service.
The study showed that the European mobile retail audience grew by 43 percent over the past year, with 20 percent of smartphone users accessing online retail sites and apps using their device.
The nations that comScore focused on include France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, Mobile Retail, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
In order to meet heavy business demand for secure, cost-effective mobile app development both on premise and in the cloud, SAP has something for those concerned with these particular matters.
Today we’re getting our first look at the 3.0 release of SAP Mobile Platform and a cloud version powered by the SAP HANA platform for real-time enterprise performance.
MMW has been told that the latest versions are “intended to provide unmatched productivity for developers via a comprehensive set of platform services, an open standards-based architecture and by embracing a ‘bring-your-own-tools’ (BYOT) strategy through integration with third-party development tools.”
Posted in Marketing Strategy, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Data, Mobile Partners, Mobile Payments, Mobilize, Platforms, Technology
On Friday, Strategy Analytics lowered its outlook for NFC-based mobile payments.
The reduction, we’re told, reflects the slow pace at which operators are pushing NFC payment services, limited NFC payment deployments by handset makers, and the continued slow adoption of contactless payments by retailers.
The analysts now estimate that 115 Million NFC handset owners will spend just over $48 Billion using their NFC phones by 2017.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communication, News, NFC, Platforms, Resources, Technology