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Mobile payments option offered by Foodpanda app

Android and iOS users of the Foodpanda app can now enjoy a quick and convenient payment service.

A cashless mobile payments option is a new feature offered by the popular mobile food delivery app, which now gives users the ability to not only easily order food from a variety of restaurants based on their location via their mobile device, but lets them pay for it immediately while using their device, as well.

To activate the payments service, users only need to link their credit card.

In order to be able to benefit from this feature, Android and iOS users need to download the 2.0.9 version of the Foodpanda app. They will then need to link their credit card for the service to work. It is a quick and easy process and it gives users the freedom to order their food without having to worry about having cash when it is delivered. Instead, the payment process is already taken care of at the time the order was placed. Thus, Foodpanda users can go cashless by paying for the food delivery service in advance.

The in-app mobile payments feature only works if restaurants support online payments.

Mobile Payments App for Food Delivery One of the drawbacks of this service, however, is that it is not an option for every restaurant. In order for it to work, the restaurant must support online payments and be integrated into the Foodpanda system. Therefore, not every one of the restaurants listed will work with the m-payments option.

While its latest in-app payments feature is not an original concept, as its competitors, GrubHub and Just Eat added this feature a while back, Foodpanda remains popular. Mobile users like that the app gives them the ability to browse and order food from restaurant menus that are available near their location. Furthermore, the service operates in more than 20 countries, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, Georgia, Cambodia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Serbia and others.

In addition to the new cashless mobile payments feature, the app’s overall performance was improved and the interface of the app was reworked. There were also more restaurants added. The latest version of the Foodpanda app is available for download at both Apple’s App’s Store and Google Play.

Mobile payments from MasterPass are heading to an app near you

The MasterCard service is now going to add in-application purchases to its offerings.

MasterCard has just announced that its MasterPass mobile payments wallet will be available for making in-app purchases as well as the already existent option for merchants to embed the transaction type into their e- and mcommerce websites.

This announcement was made by the credit card giant in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress.

Among the very first to use this new in-app mobile payments opportunity from MasterCard are Major League Baseball and Starbucks Australia. By bringing the smartphone wallet to applications, the company is acknowledging that consumers are shopping with their favorite retailers through branded retail apps on an increasing basis. This is the case whether those shoppers are on the go or actually within the store, itself.

As MasterCard recognized this trend, it only made sense to ensure that its mobile payments were compatible with it.

The senior vice president and group head, U.S. emerging payments lead at MasterCard, Purchase, New York, Mario Shiliashki, explained that as a growing number of consumers shop at retailer locations by way of mobile apps or with applications and browsers combined, it has been very important for the company’s offerings to adapt. He added that it is common for smartphone using consumers to find the experience from a dedicated app to be more appealing.Mobile Pyaments - MasterCard

Therefore, by allowing MasterPass transactions to be available in stores, on websites, and in apps, Shiliashki feels that it will help to enhance the complete shopping experience. Providing compatibility with its mobile wallet in applications means that consumers will be able to choose the experience that they feel is the most appealing, relevant, and appropriate for their own needs. He also stated that it has allowed the company to bring the online and in store experience closer together.

The appeal for consumers to choose mobile payments through MasterPass instead of paying with credit cards and other means through each individual retail application is that it allows a transaction to be securely completed from one wallet, without having to provide payment data with numerous different merchant application providers.