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Walmart Shoppers Go Mobile Inside Their 4000 Stores

Walmart expects 40 percent of its online traffic this holiday season to come from mobile, much of that from people shopping on their phones while they’re inside one of its 4,000 stores using the Walmart mobile app.

The latest version of the Walmart mobile app, includes something called “in-store mode,” which is available for the iPhone and coming soon for to Android phones. That’s the key feature aimed at keeping Walmart shoppers buying from Walmart, even when what they want isn’t in the store and a rival outlet is just a few taps away in the palm of their hands.

PayAnywhere Goes Mobile Payment In Detroit

Detroit-based PayAnywhere has quietly amassed a formidable retail network – Walmart, Home Depot, Amazon, OfficeMax, Sam’s Club, Sears and Kmart are among its partners – to sell its $9.95 mobile credit card readers to merchants.

The PayAnywhere mobile credit card reader and app are positioned as an all-in-one solution for merchants “who care about things like 24/7 customer service and tech support, and business analytics,” Gardner says.

Square Tweets “10 Billion And Counting”

The Square house that Jack built had a major milestone today.  10 billion in annual payments using the Square Register service.  It’s amazing how this small company started a fire storm in the credit card payment processing business.  Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey has to be congratulated for taking the risk to start such a company in the midst of one of the worst financial periods of our times.

Bank Of America Squares Off With Mobile Pay On Demand

This was bound to happen sooner than later. Bank of America is now a player in the mobile payment space with the introduction of its version of the Square card reader. The service is called “Mobile Pay On Demand” and it has very similar qualities to all the other mobile payment services.

Here are some of the benefits

“It’s Hip to be a Square Business: How to get paid fa-la-la-FASTER this holiday season (Webinar)

If you aren’t prepared to accept credit and debit cards during this holiday season, you might as well kiss the opportunity to make more money from your business goodbye.

The money is in mobile—being able to offer your customers/clients options to pay with the simple swipe of their cards from your mobile card reader. No traditional merchant account or equipment required. Are you ready?

Whether you are just starting your business from scratch and want to test the market with your new idea OR your business has been around for some years and you’d like to know more about customer rewards programs to keep your customers with you, you need to be online for this comprehensive webinar, led by Jeffrey Alexander “JB” Brathwaite.

JB is an Internet technology strategist who trains business owners on how to use web 2.0 tools to increase their customer base and boost their productivity and profits. Teaching and speaking to others about all the online and mobile resources that exist to fast-track their success are his passion.

Happy Holidays? They can be… Register now.

No More Excuses, Just More Money! How to Get Paid on the Spot Using Mobile (Workshop)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

3-6 pm, The Java DeLight Cafe in Decatur, GA

Black Friday will be here next week. Will you be at the ready to offer customers and clients a mobile payment solution that works for them and quickly puts money in your pocket?

Whether you are just starting your business from scratch and want to test the market with your new idea OR your business has been around for some years and you’d like to know more about customer rewards programs to keep your customers with you, you need to attend this comprehensive 3-hour workshop, led by Jeffrey Alexander “JB” Brathwaite.

JB is an Internet technology strategist who trains business owners on how to use web 2.0 tools to increase their customer base and boost their productivity and profits. Teaching and speaking to others about all the online and mobile resources that exist to fast-track their success are his passion.

All attendees will receive a free Square Credit Card reader that will help make taking mobile payments possible.

Click here for additional information and Registration

If you can’t attend the workshop this Saturday, please be our guest at this Thursday’s live webinar, It’s Hip to be a Square Business: How to get paid fa-la-la-FASTER this holiday season.

It’s Hip To Be Square At Starbucks

Starbucks Offers Square Wallet Beginning Today. Starbucks extends mobile payment choice and convenience to its customers at participating U.S. stores.

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.

Store Manger Admits Stealing $42k from Business Using Square

A Waukegan  man admitted to stealing over $42,000 during his time as a manger of a Wilmette, Illinois business by diverting customer credit card payments into a personal bank account, police reported.

See the full story written by Jordan Graham here http://ow.ly/f6mbk 

The misuse of  the Square credit card reading device lands a Store Manager in jail. Here is a classic case of how a person can take advantage of the process of using a Square card reader.  What this person did was wrong and he will definitely pay the price for such an act by serving some time behind bars. 

Oh Canada Meets Square

Canadians Can Now Accept Credit Cards and Run their Business using Square on their Mobile Device. This is the newest headline of Square Inc that is the start of their International expansion.