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LevelUp and NCR form new mobile payments partnership

Mobile payments may benefit from new partnership

LevelUp, a mobile payments company, has partnered with NCR, a leading supplier of point-of-sale software in the U.S. Together, the two companies will focus on spreading mobile payments throughout the U.S. and getting consumers more comfortable with the concept of using their smartphones and tablets to pay for products. Mobile commerce has been growing more common in the U.S., but many consumers are still leery as there are many security concerns that surround the subject. LevelUp, along with NCR, hopes to placate these concerns by providing consumers with a comprehensive mobile payments platform.

LevelUp continues to generate hype in mobile commerce

LevelUp has managed to generate some hype in the world of mobile commerce, especially in the retail sector.  The company offers its own mobile payments application, which can be used by consumers to make purchases from a mobile device. It also offers a platform designed for retailers who are interested in reaching out to mobile consumers, providing them with a way to facilitate mobile payments. This platform leverages the universal usability of QR codes to help make mobile payments more available to a wider range of consumers. Near the end of 2012, more than 500,000 people were making use of the LevelUp application alone.

NCR contact may prove beneficial for LevelUpMobile Payments partnership

NCR has an extensive network of connections in the retail sector as well as the food industry. The company specializes in designing point-of-sale systems and has taken note of the rise in demand for mobile commerce systems in recent years. NCR is working to meet the needs of its clients by putting more focus on supporting mobile payments. LevelUp is expected to benefit from its new partner’s extensive access to businesses in the retail sector.

Companies look toward food industry

LevelUp is not only focused on the retail sector, of course, and has interests in the restaurant business as well. LevelUp believes that mobile payments can be especially successful in restaurants that work to cater to mobile consumers. As such, the company has been working to break new ground in this sector and grow more appealing to those in the food industry. NCR is expected to aid in this endeavor as it has connections to the food industry.

Mobile payments seeing action in the food industry

Mobile Payments Food IndustrySquare aims to make mobile payments better for the food industry

The food industry may soon get a powerful new advocate when it comes to mobile payments. Square, a California-based mobile commerce startup, has been making waves in the mobile world for some time. The company is partly responsible for the spread of mobile commerce in the U.S. and in several markets therein. Square, like others in the mobile payments business, has taken note of the growing proliferation of mobile technology, which itself has created a major opportunity to expose consumers to a new form of commerce.

Mobile commerce finds significant traction with restaurants

Square is well known as the creator of smartphone-based credit card readers that facilitate mobile payments. These small devices are capable of replacing traditional point-of-sale terminals with more convenient mobile technologies, allowing users to bypass traditional forms of commerce. Square’s devices have proven quite popular in several industries, but small restaurants, food truck operators, and others in the food industry have proven to be the company’s best customers.

Square to introduce update for popular application

Square is now moving to embrace the food industry in a more aggressive fashion. Several months ago, Square launched its “Business in a Box” product, which essentially transforms an iPad into a full-fledged point-of-sale system. Late last week, Square announced an update for the application associated with this product. The Square Register application will soon receive an update that is designed specifically for quick-serve restaurants. This update is expected to allow users to make real-time modifications to orders that are sent to the kitchen for preparation.

Mobile payments continue to prove popular among consumers

A more robust system is likely to be well received by the food industry, which has taken a strong interest in mobile commerce. Mobile payments have already proven to be very popular among consumers, many of whom are tethered to their smartphones and tablets and favor mobile solutions to their daily needs. Square intends to alleviate some of the issues that exist in the mobile payments sector in order to make it more accommodating to both consumers and businesses.