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Mobile payments checkout, One Touch, rolled out by PayPal

The company has now made its way into a growing category of single touch purchase services.

PayPal has now announced the rollout of its mobile payments service called One Touch, which provides smartphone and tablet users with a way to check out and pay for items while shopping on their devices, using a single touch of the device.

This type of checkout program has been very popular among online shoppers using traditional PCs.

Amazon has had a great deal of luck with its version of the one touch checkout process. Many credit the ease of purchasing with the online marketplace for its ability to take the top spot in smartphone based retail shopping. It is also believed that Apple will also soon be adding its own one touch mobile payments checkout process on iPhones. Beating it to the punch, however, is PayPal, which is hoping to lead the way in the next generation of shopping checkout transactions.

One Touch is its mobile payments service that will help to complete a purchase much more quickly and easily.

Mobile Payments - PaypPalAmong the most frustrating elements of the mobile commerce experience is in the checkout, which requires a customer to have to complete forms and use a tiny touchscreen keyboard to enter shipping and billing information. This can be time consuming and often requires a great deal of correction when incorrect information has been accidentally entered due to the nature of the keyboard.

The PayPal One Touch feature is meant to help to overcome that struggle by giving a consumer the ability to use his or her PayPal account to pay for products purchased over a smartphone or tablet with a single click. When the account has been linked with the device, that user can use a single touch to pay just as Amazon customers have been able to do on that website for many years.

The One Touch service from PayPal is being rolled out on retail mobile apps during its first wave. The mobile payments service will also soon become available on mobile and responsive retail websites. There are no additional fees for customers to use this service, and merchants are charged the same 2.9 percent fee, plus 30 cents.

Mobile payments firm acquires gourmet food delivery service

Square has announced its acquisition of Caviar for an estimated $90 million

Mobile payments firm Square has announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based Caviar for a speculated sum of $90 million. Caviar is a food deliver serviced focused on servicing high-end restaurants. Those using the service can have gourmet meals delivered to their homes or office, and Square believes that such a service is ideal for its mobile payments platform. As mobile commerce grows more prominent, consumers are becoming especially interested in purchasing services from their smartphones and tablets.

Square has managed to find success in the mobile commerce field where many others have failed

Square was launched in 2009 and has since become one of the largest payment firms in North America. Over the past year, the company has been launching new services to better accommodate a growing mobile consumer base and has begun entering into new markets in Japan and elsewhere. As Square continues to grow, it is seeking ways it can diversify the value of its services and products. The company has found success in the food service industry, where its Square Order app has seen a great deal of use among consumers.

Caviar finds the majority of its revenue comes from group orders

Mobile payments acquisitionCaviar may be a company that caters to a relatively small niche, but it has become somewhat popular in large cities. The service charges a $9.99 deliver fee, the entirety of which goes to its delivery staff. Caviar also charges an 18% gratuity on every order. These fees make Caviar an expensive service, but the majority of its revenue comes from group orders and the service allows multiple people to add to an order using a shared link.

Caviar may soon make use of mobile payments technology from Square

Square may soon equipped Caviar with the ability to accept mobile payments more effectively. The company may begin using Square’s payment technology in the near future and delivery staff may be able to accept payments from physical mobile devices for those that do not want to spend money online. Time will tell if Square will find success with its latest venture.