Twenty-five years ago, telecommunications was facing their biggest threat since deregulation, and most executives did not take the threat seriously. Ten years later, it had decimated international telecom revenue models and profitability. Today, it is the reason that most phone calls cost close to nothing. It’s called “Bypass,” and it has just appeared in the … Continue reading PayPal Introduces ‘Bypass’ Model to Retail Payments
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?
Yesterday, the Google Wallet was announced. given that security has always been the number one concern of consumers, the most important question on people’s mind is, “will it be more secure?” The short answer is: Yes. Here’s why: a Smartphone can be secured on the network of your bank, or the network of your credit … Continue reading Google ‘Wallet’ Will Be More Secure Than Plastic Credit/Debit Cards
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
VeriFone has crystallized its long-term position in a pivotal announcement today about a new product determined to put the VeriFone POS devices at the coveted center of payments, loyalty, and mobile commerce industries. As reported by American Banker this morning, VeriFone’s new service is called, “PAYMEDIA Solutions” and it appears to have the feature-rich experience … Continue reading VeriFone Defines Next Generation of Mobile Commerce Services with PAYMEDIA
Last week, Bloomberg.com reported that Amazon.com’s “Amazon Payments” unit is working on a mobile solution based on Near Field Communication (NFC). But an analysis of the potential business models and revenues strategy of Amazon all but precludes is as the sole strategy of Amazon. Here’s why: Although NFC is certainly making the news these days, … Continue reading The Key to Amazon’s Mobile Payments Strategy: Know JACC