Retailers often ask, “What new POS equipment should I buy?” My answer has been the same for almost 4 years: “Nothing, yet.” My logic is this: The upcoming liability shift occurs in October 2015 for merchants that have not deployed EMV. So, any retailer that wants to accept Visa, MasterCard and/or Discover after October 2015 … Continue reading Contactless EMV – What is the Value to Retailers?
Google, Mastercard, VeriFone, and (Many) Others Create a Third Mobile Commerce Format
Mobile commerce in the United States will have three Mobile commerce products, each with similar features, similar benefits, similar functions. However, all three have different sets of partners, operate on at least two different types of networks, and will certainly have three different delivery systems. It’s like a triangular boxing ring with the boxer in … Continue reading Google, Mastercard, VeriFone, and (Many) Others Create a Third Mobile Commerce Format
Mobile Payments and the Third World
“…what’s past is prologue.” – William Shakespeare, and to a lesser extent, Visa Mobile In the Emerging Markets section of the Visa Mobile page, Visa states, Nowhere is (the power of mobile payments) more apparent than in developing economies where mobile penetration outpaces bank card availability. Using existing mobile devices to access and transfer funds, … Continue reading Mobile Payments and the Third World