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Starbucks to offer mobile ordering and payments across US in 2015

October 20th, 2014

Starbucks customers in Portland are to be the first in the US to be able to order and pay for their coffee ahead of arrival and the service will be rolled out across the country… More

iPhone 6 to ship with NFC and support for Apple Pay mobile payments

September 9th, 2014

UPDATED The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will include support for NFC, Apple has announced. The NFC functionality will let users make Apple Pay mobile payments in stores. More

Starbucks to expand mobile payments

September 5th, 2014

Coffee giant Starbucks is to use its digital payments expertise and online presence to introduce a range of new formats and services, the company says, beginning with the introduction of mobile ordering at its first Express outlet in New York in early 2015. Other opportunities being explored include “at-home coffee purchases”, “expedited merchandise” and “subscriptions for take-home or home delivery.”

Starbucks now processes six million mobile payments a week

July 28th, 2014

Coffee chain giant Starbucks now has 12 million active users of its mobile app in the US and Canada alone. Customers make six million mobile payments a week — representing more than 15% of all… More

iOS 8 to include location-based app promos

June 5th, 2014

The latest edition of Apple’s iOS operating system, unveiled at WWDC this week, will provide a way for apps relevant to a user’s location to be promoted on their iPhone home screen, MacRumours reports. Using Location Services, apps like the Apple Store and Starbucks are appearing when users are near one of their stores. Other users say they have seen apps they haven’t yet installed appear. Swiping on these take users to the location’s App Store page.

Starbucks Korea lets customers place orders with their mobile phone, more countries to follow

June 4th, 2014

Starbucks customers in South Korea have become the first to be able to place their order at the coffee shop chain using their mobile phone. The new service is integrated with Starbucks Coffee Korea’s mobile… More

Vodafone rolls out NFC mobile wallet across Germany

March 11th, 2014

Mobile network operator Vodafone’s NFC-based mobile wallet and prepaid SmartPass account is now available throughout Germany, following a trial in the city of Dusseldorf. The service is integrated with MasterCard-owned Trevica’s TSM platform, which is… More

Weve partners with MasterCard for NFC payments in the UK

February 6th, 2014

Weve, the mobile commerce joint venture between the UK’s three largest mobile network operators, has partnered with MasterCard to add NFC payments to its offering. “We are in dialogue with all the major banks” and… More

The new issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook is now out

February 11th, 2013

The January/February issue of the monthly trends bulletin from the NFC World team’s business intelligence service examines the impact on the mobile wallet market of the new Facebook Card, the arrival of NFC in the home and the latest mobile wallet business developments from around the world. More

Leaked Sprint slides reveal NFC wallet designs

June 12th, 2012

The slides suggest the US carrier, which has previously chosen to avoid Isis and partner with Google for NFC, is preparing to launch its own “Sprint Touch” mobile wallet service.  More

Apple shows off Passbook mobile wallet

June 12th, 2012

Video coverage of the launch of Apple’s first mobile wallet app shows how it will enable developers to build mobile barcode-based ticketing, stored value, loyalty card and coupon apps for today’s iPhones — and hints at how these apps could migrate to NFC in the future. More

Starbucks China adds NFC to festive check-in campaign

December 9th, 2011

The coffee giant is using NFC-enabled posters to promote a rewards campaign that will see everyone who checks in to Starbucks via social network Jiepang getting a voucher for a free drink upgrade — but only if a total of 30,000 check-ins is reached by the Christmas deadline. More

Starbucks m-payments for Canada

November 10th, 2011

Starbucks is now accepting mobile payments from customers in Canada, reports The Globe and Mail. The coffee chain has processed more than 20 million mobile payments since launching its barcode-based payment app in the US in January, and some 65% of Starbucks’ customers in Canada and the US have smartphones.

Starbucks hits 20m m-payments

November 8th, 2011

Starbucks has processed more than 20 million mobile payments since rolling out the application in January, according to VentureBeat. Users with the coffee chain’s mobile applications can pay with their smartphones at 9,000 locations by showing an on-screen barcode at the cash register. At its recent earnings call, the company disclosed that there are now over a million smartphones with at least one registered Starbucks Card.

New report compares the prospects for mobile payments technologies

November 1st, 2011

NFC-enabled mobile wallet solutions will become US consumers’ dominant mobile payments option for retail purchases while digital wallet applications will be most popular for mobile ecommerce payments, according to a new report from Parks Associates. More

Contactless convenience begins to win over UK consumers

September 1st, 2011

A survey of British consumers’ attitudes to contactless payment has found that 90% of users say it makes life simpler and 85% would recommend the technology to friends and family. More

Jiepang to deliver NFC check-ins and rewards to Chinese merchants

August 26th, 2011

China’s leading location-based social service is distributing NFC window stickers to more than 3,000 merchants in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Taipei and Hong Kong. More

Nokia and Jiepang demo NFC check-ins

June 17th, 2011

Nokia has teamed up with China’s leading location-based service Jiepang to demonstrate NFC social check-in services. Visitors to the Apps@Smartphone Asia Expo in Hong Kong this week can interact with a Jiepang poster which has… More

Google VP confirms NFC mobile commerce launch tomorrow

May 25th, 2011

“We’re making a big bet on it as a company,” says Stephanie Tilenius, Google’s VP of commerce and payments. “There is a lot of potential there.” More

Starbucks UK set to accept NFC payments

May 24th, 2011

Starbucks has signed a deal with Barclaycard, in partnership with Visa Europe, to bring contactless and NFC mobile payments to its UK coffee shops. Starbucks’ move follows the launch by Barclaycard and Orange last week… More

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