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Barclays and Verifone partner to launch new mobile commerce solution

New mobile commerce solution will roll out to 20,000 retailers in the UK

Barlcays has announced that it has formed a partnership with Verifone in order to launch a new mobile commerce solution that is meant to be rolled out across 20,000 retailers. The solution will incorporate Barclay’s Pingit as a payment method, allowing retailers to better engage mobile consumers. Verifone’s mobile commerce gateway will act as a tool for retailers in the United Kingdom, which may bolster the adoption of mobile shopping among consumers.

New solution will incorporate Pingit into Verifone’s mobile commerce gateway

The 20,000 retailers that are expected to make use of the new mobile commerce solution will join 70,000 others that are already using Pingit as a payments solution. Merchants that specialize in the digital space may find this particularly beneficial, as more consumers are beginning to use their mobile devices to shop online rather than visit physical stores. The solution may prove quite powerful during the upcoming holiday season, as many consumers have begun opting to do their holiday shopping online in order to avoid large crowds at retail stores. Mobile shoppers also have access to special deals that could help save them more money.

Adoption of smartphones leads to a greater number of mobile shoppers

Mobile Commerce - PartnershipMobile commerce has been growing quite rapidly throughout the United Kingdom. With more consumers gaining access to smartphones, they are finding that using these devices to shop online is more convenient than visiting a physical shop. This is especially true among consumers with long commutes, as they can shop for products online and have their purchases delivered to their homes. Physical stores are also supporting mobile payments, of course, and the new mobile commerce solution is expected to provide better support for retailers that want to engage mobile consumers in the physical space.

Barclays and Verifone work together to resolve issues facing mobile commerce

According to Barclays, one-fourth of consumers who attempt to purchase products through a mobile device experience issues with their transactions. Approximately 55% of consumers have abandoned a mobile purchase because of these issues. Barclays and Verifone are working together to resolve these issues in order to ensure the continued growth of mobile commerce in the UK.

Barclays is expanding its reach in mobile payments

Barclays intends to establish a stronger position in the UK mobile payments scene

Barclays, a leading financial institution, has announced plans to expand its mobile payments initiative in the United Kingdom. Last year, the company launched its own wearable device, which can be used to make contactless payments. Called bPay, the device has found some favor among consumers in the UK, and Barclays now plans to launch more options that will help mobile payments become more mainstream. The company intends to update its wearable device, as well as provide consumers with key fobs and stickers that can initiate a transaction.

Companies are seeing promising opportunities in the mobile industry

Like other companies, Barclays has seen a great deal of promise in the mobile payments sector. Several telecommunications companies have begun entering into this space, as well as technology companies like Apple and Samsung. In order to compete with such large companies, Barclays is working to improve its mobile payments solutions. Apple is expected to launch its new mobile payments service in the UK next month and Barclays intends to compete with the service and vie for the attention of mobile consumers throughout the country.

Cashless payments have overtaken traditional transactions in the UK

Mobile Payments - BarclaysAccording to the UK Payments Council, cashless payments have not overtaken the use of traditional currency. Consumers throughout the UK have shown favor for using their smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices to make payments. These devices represent a more convenient way to shop for and purchase products, especially online. While relatively few merchants accept mobile payments in physical stores, this is becoming more common because of companies like Barclays that are making contactless transactions possible.

New solutions will give Barclays a fighting edge

Barclay’s new key fob and stickers will act as a type of contactless bank card, allowing consumers to pre-load these solutions with funds. Funds can be added online or via a mobile application. Consumers can have several of these solutions and manage them separately. The new solutions may help Barclays better compete with other companies that have muscled into the UK mobile payments industry.