Tag: mobile commerce platforms

Mobile commerce service seeks to help retailers engage consumers

Kash aims to sidestep credit card fees and allow retailers to interact with consumers more directly

Starbucks has found a great deal of success in its mobile commerce endeavors, which has encouraged retailers to engage in the mobile space more aggressively. The company is considering offering its mobile payment technology to retailers, but this technology may not be available for some years. Kash is hoping to accelerate retailer’s entry into the mobile commerce space, offering them a way to accept payments from mobile devices and do away with credit cards and their fees.

Platform makes use of bank information rather than credit card information

Kash is a new platform available for iOS and Android devices. Users can make use of the application as soon as they download it and do not have to create an account before they are able to make a payment. Kash allows users to make use of their bank accounts rather than credit cards. They can use their bank’s login information instead of creating an account with the service. With payments being handled directly, retailers can have transactions processed in a single day rather than having to wait to receive payment for a week or more as it is processed by a third party.

Retailers express interest in Kash’s standalone scanner system

mobile commerce service to help retailersRetailers can sign up for Kash and receive assistance in setting up an online e-commerce portal. Kash does not currently offer equipment that can interface with modern point-of-sales systems, offering instead a standalone scanner that retailers can receive for free. Kash notes that retailers have expressed more interest in using their standalone system than waiting for features to be released that allow the Kash platform to interact with current point-of-sales systems.

Retailers could benefit from platforms like Kash

Retailers have been looking for ways to get into the mobile commerce field, but some have found this to be a difficult process. Engaging mobile consumers can be difficult because of their fickle nature and their unwillingness to tolerate platforms that are poorly designed. Retailers are relying on platforms like Kash to allow them to engage consumers in an effective manner.

Mobile payments firm wins funding from Visa

LoopPay has acquired funding from Visa for its ambitious and innovative technology

LoopPay, a mobile payments firm based in the U.S., has announced that it has won funding from Visa. The exact amount of funding that has been provided by Visa has not yet been revealed, but the funding is expected to be used to help LoopPay launch its new technology later this year. The firm’s Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology may add yet another layer of security to mobile commerce while further bolstering the mobile payment infrastructure.

LoopPay technology makes use of magnetic trips rather than NFC chips

The technology leverages the magnetic strips that can be found on payment cards in order to process mobile payments. LoopPay has opted not to make use of NFC technology, despite its popularity in the mobile commerce sector. The new technology means that existing point-of-sale systems can be made more mobile-friendly, as most are fashioned to make use of payment card information. Reducing the technological boundaries that separate mobile commerce and traditional commerce could help consumers become more active in the mobile shopping field.

Firm’s services can be used by iOS devices

Mobile payments funding from Visa LoopPay provides a mobile application and case for iOS devices. The case is able to store and reach financial information, allowing iOS users to participate in mobile commerce relatively easily. The MST technology from LoopPay encrypts the financial information being transmitted to a point-of-sale system and this information is only available for a short amount of time before it is no longer readable.

LoopPay may have found a way to get people involved in mobile commerce without forcing them to embrace new and unfamiliar technologies

Mobile commerce has become a competitive field in many parts of the world. In the U.S., many mobile payment firms are introducing services that make use of new technology that is designed to disrupt traditional commerce. This can be difficult for consumers to embrace, however, as they have been comfortable with traditional commerce for years. LoopPay may have found a way to encourage people to participate in mobile commerce without having to embrace new and unfamiliar technology.