News about ecommerce and NFC.
February 27th, 2014
Ukraine's PrivatBank is to launch a cloud-based NFC payments service using host card emulation (HCE). The new Liqpay app will be available to customers with NFC smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat. They will be able...
February 19th, 2014
Hong Kong prepaid card provider Octopus has partnered with Chinese online giant Alibaba's Taobao ecommerce platform and Alipay mobile payments service to let customers make secure online purchases using a combination of contactless cards, QR codes and NFC phones.
August 5th, 2013
Online retailer DIY-Tool.com is to launch a physical "shopping wall" that makes use of NFC tags and QR codes, using a new platform developed by Tokyo-based Aquabit Spirals, NFC vendor Tapit and application development company...
June 5th, 2013
Worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach US$235.4bn in 2013, a 44% increase on 2012's $163.1bn, according to a new forecast from Gartner — but NFC transactions will account for a smaller than expected proportion...
March 6th, 2013
"A town and city centre is only vibrant and thriving if people find a reason to go there", Guy Douglas of ATCM says. "NFC is a way of delivering an enhanced town centre offer, which can only be a good thing especially when the high street is hugely challenged by ecommerce."
January 23rd, 2013
The phone maker has teamed up with Dutch ecommerce merchant JeansOnline to make exclusive offers to Samsung phone owners who tap a TecTiles tag or scan a QR code at a pop-up store in the city centre.
December 12th, 2012
"Our goal is to create the m-payment standard within the retail sector, independent of any telephone operators and banks," says the head of Flash'n Pay, a new mobile wallet brand that has been created by one of the country's largest grocery retailers and is set to go head to head with the French carriers' NFC-based Cityzi service.
December 11th, 2012
The retailer's online department store Very.co.uk has taken over a shop front in the busy Liverpool One shopping centre to promote three fashion collections that have been specifically tailored to meet the needs of local shoppers — based on the online browsing and purchasing behaviour of customers in the Liverpool area.
November 19th, 2012
Denmark's four mobile network operators have formed a joint venture company to introduce mobile payments and a three phase rollout programme that will "eventually" evolve to include support for NFC.
October 8th, 2012
The Turkish mobile network operator has introduced a major upgrade to its NFC-based Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet, adding the ability to make online purchases and support for any mobile phone. Fourteen banks have signed up for the new service and a strategic partnership with MasterCard will see the platform being made available in other countries.
April 30th, 2012
"Our intention is that V.me will ultimately be able to incorporate any or all of our new payment technologies, allowing our members to deliver the best possible payments experience whether face-to-face, online or in a mobile environment," says Visa Europe's Mariano Dima.
January 31st, 2012
The payments giant has set out its plans for moving the US from magnetic stripe card technology to chip cards and NFC phones. The plans include incentives for merchants, integrated customer loyalty programmes and support for dynamic authentication technologies.
November 22nd, 2011
The 'Tech Nation' poll of consumers in eight European nations found that both mobile and contactless payments are used most widely in Russia and Turkey while only 5% of British consumers say they have made a contactless card payment.
November 16th, 2011
The payments giant's digital wallet is to be called 'V.me' and will launch in 2012 as a payment system for online transactions, with NFC at the point of sale and targeted rewards, offers and coupons set to follow.
November 15th, 2011
VeriFone has acquired electronic payments specialist Point International from Nordic Capital for €600m (US$812m) as the POS terminal maker accelerates its transition to a managed services revenue model. Stockholm-based Point provides a range of services...
November 14th, 2011
A survey of UK consumers conducted for Gemalto has found that a third of Brits would use NFC services — if they understood the technology better and knew it was completely secure.
November 14th, 2011
The two companies are working together to increase the convenience and security of online purchasing from NFC-enabled Intel Ultrabook devices and future generations of Intel-based PCs.
May 23rd, 2011
Fourteen US and Canadian banks have signed up for the launch later this year of a multi-platform digital wallet that can be used for e-commerce, m-commerce and mobile contactless transactions and includes mobile payment, NFC and coupon capabilities.