The June Unattended Retail Tracker™ looks at new unattended options that could affect retailers from laundromats to supermarkets to banks, and a directory of over 90 providers, including 10 new additions.
Can car-sharing services help detangle urban traffic gridlock? PYMNTS catches up with Bob Tiderington, senior manager of General Motor’s car sharing service Maven, about how access to shared vehicles can ease urban congestion as city populations expand.
A shopping mall near Red Square in Moscow may, however, have taken this to a new level, with its addition of a vending machine that dispenses fake Instagram likes.
Hopefully AmazonFresh enjoyed its two weeks as the only drive-up grocery pickup kiosk in town, because Walmart has been testing one of its own since 2014 — and it’s likely to give Amazon a run for its grocery pick up money.
There are few experiences more friction- filled than the hunt for on-street parking in a big city. Between the block circling, the digging around for quarters and the meter’s insatiable appetite for them, it’s enough to make one just want to stay home. Visa’s Bill Dobbins tells Karen Webster how IPS and Visa hope to eliminate that pain, but with a lot more than just digital payments inside of an app.
PayRange Inc., creator of the world’s simplest mobile payment solution for machines, announced that it has signed an agreement with Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company (SMCC) to expand its technology to millions of Japanese vending machines.
Consumers who shop more at home than at the mall aren’t getting cokes out of vending machines or at the food court. Sure, the digital switch is hurting rapidly shutting down stores more — but according to Coke’s CEO James Quincey, it is also taking a bite (or a gulp) out of Coke.
USA Technologies Inc. and Setomatic Systems (owner of the SpyderWash laundry payment platform) announced that contactless payments at self-serve laundry locations have more than doubled in the last year.
One business that’s looking to serve people in a unique way is Brooklyn-based Randolph Beer. Through its ATM-esque service style, customers can walk up to its wall of beer taps and either select their favorite or try out something new without having to wait in line.
In payments, speed thrills. But as NACHA CEO and President Jan Estep told PYMNTS’ Karen Webster, speed isn’t everything. Innovation is key and relieving pain points that previously were just “part of the process” can open up commerce in ways previously unimagined, as solutions showcased at PAYMENTS 2017 and winners from the recent NACHA Payments Awards show.
NACHA may have assured some banks that Same Day ACH hasn’t led to an increase in payments fraud, but concerns remain widespread about how the initiative and other faster payments efforts will reduce the window of opportunity for FIs to detect and prevent an incident.