As new mobile point of sale (mPOS) solutions become available, both merchants and investors are taking notice.
Several companies are offering mPOS solutions designed to speed up checkout lines, enable card-not-present transactions and offer data trends on their customers’ shopping habits. The mPOS solutions are delivering new insights for various types of businesses, including restaurants, live events and parking facilities. The March mPOS Tracker™ looks at how these solutions are changing the way merchants run their businesses and are transforming consumer experiences as a result.
News from the World of mPOS
From the food services industry to live concert venues, various types of merchants are finding ways to incorporate mobile payment solutions to bring their consumers more efficient services.
Several food service providers in the U.K. have introduced mPOS solutions to help their consumers enjoy an easier food ordering experience and to help businesses gain insights into customer behaviors. Solutions provider NCR Corporation is offering products that let merchants convert their tables into POS systems and develop their own loyalty programs. Meanwhile, a collaboration between Nobly POS and Star Micronics will bring mPOS solutions to food service businesses in Boxpark Croydon, a pop-up mall made of repurposed shipping containers.
Concerts and other live event organizers are also finding ways to run their venues more smoothly with mPOS solutions. Ticket sale and event registration solutions provider Ticketbud rolled out a new offering that enables tickets to be sold at an event’s doors. And during the Super Bowl last month, NFL Shops turned to eMobilePOS to sell merchandise to football fans when the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons faced off at the NRG Stadium in Houston.
On the Road to More Efficient Parking
Even parking lot vendors are finding ways to make their operations easier by incorporating mPOS solutions. During the Super Bowl, ParkHub oversaw the parking logistics for thousands of visitors and turned to mPOS solutions to help payments and transactions move along smoothly. For the March mPOS Tracker™ feature story, PYMNTS spoke with ParkHub Founder and CEO George Baker about how the company is addressing common parking headaches.
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About the Tracker
The PYMNTS mPOS Tracker™ is your go-to resource for staying up-to-date on a month-by-month basis. The Tracker highlights the contributions of different stakeholders, including institutions and technology coming together to make this happen.