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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.

Barlcays links India and the UK through mobile payments

Barclays launches Pingit service in India to take advantage of the remittance market

Prestigious British creditor Barclays is launching a new mobile payment service between the United Kingdom and India. The financial organization sees promise in the mobile commerce space and has found some degree of success with its mobile payment services in the UK recently. India is currently the largest remittance market for the United Kingdom, with some $3 billion in payment volume reported in 2013. Barclays is working to make its Pingit service available in India in order to take advantage of the activity in the remittance market.

UK consumers show favor for the Pingit service and its ability to facilitate mobile payments

Pingit has been available in the UK for some time. The service allows consumers to spend money in a quick and efficient way using their smartphones. The service will have a similar function in India, and those using the service will be able to use nothing more than their phone numbers to transfer funds between the two countries. The benefit of the service is that neither those sending or receiving funds need to be a Barclays customer.

Mobile commerce continues to gain ground in India and the United Kingdom

Mobile Payments - BarclaysMobile commerce is becoming a powerful force in both the UK and India. Smartphone penetration in both countries is on the rise and more consumers are looking to take advantage of new services that cater specifically to a mobile audience. The demand for mobile payments services is on the rise and large companies like Barclays are looking to accommodate this demand.

Maximum payment that can be processed through the Pingit service is $2,000

According to Barclays, the minimum transaction that can be made for its Pingit service is $30. The maximum transaction is nearly $2,000. Mobile payments made through the service can take as long as 48 hours to process. After the payment is processed, those receiving funds will be able to use their money in any way they see fit. Pingit is currently one of the most popular mobile commerce services in the United Kingdom.