Category Archives: Apple

Apply Pay Goes Live Today

Apple Pay went live today in over 200k stores including Macy’s, Walgreen, McDonald’s and many more retailers. Check out the video demo of Apple Pay below. Will you use it?

Flint Mobile Payment Service No Extra Hardware Needed (Video)

About Flint Mobile Payment Services

Flint is the mobile payments company that is creating the easiest way for on-the-go businesses to accept credit cards and to find new customers through social marketing. The company’s first product is an iPhone app that enables merchants to process credit card payments easily and securely using only their phone – without any additional hardware. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Flint is backed by top-tier venture capital firms Storm Ventures and True Ventures.

The Flint team has a track record of successful web, mobile, communications, and payments products with companies like Adobe, Amazon, Atimi, Electronic Ink, iPix, HP, Linden Labs, Netflix, Openwave, Polaris, Polaroid, Polycom, Ribbit, Silicon Graphics, Salesforce.com, Visa, and Worldpay.

All you need is the Flint Mobile app to accept credit cards – no extra hardware. Just scan the main numbers of the card and enter card verification information to ensure a secure transaction. Flint instantly sends an authorization request through their PCI compliant payment gateway partner. No card data or images are stored on the phone and your customer’s privacy is protected. You can easily customize transactions by creating a pre-set item list, adding sales tax, enabling tipping, or including a loyalty offer in the receipt.

Buy Mobile Gift Cards With Square Wallet For The Holiday Season Today (Video)

A new version of the Square Wallet app, which works with Apple Inc.  iPhone and iPad as well as devices running Google Inc.’s software, lets users buy and redeem mobile gift cards in amounts from $10 to $1,000. Square enables retailers to accept payments with a device that plugs into a smartphone or tablet.

Mobile Gift cards are Square’s latest effort to convince customers to choose its fledgling service over PayPal Here, a mobile card reader that also works with smartphones and tablets. Square’s gift certificates may help the company gain share in the market for mobile payments, which Juniper Research estimates may top $170 billion in transactions by 2015, up from about $60 billion last year.

Groupon Payments New iPad Point-Of-Sale

Groupon unveiled its latest play in assert the company as a commerce platform with the iPad-based point-of-sale system for merchants.

Groupon acquired iPad point-of-sale solution Breadcrumb just a few months ago and today the daily deals giant has accordingly unveiled its own POS system for local businesses to use on the iPad. While Groupon has offered a Square-like card reader to its clients, the new service is a fully-featured cash register replacement. Given Groupon’s recent launch of its payment system, Groupon Payments, the physical POS system is a natural next step.