Mobile Credit Card Processing Thursday Round up

 

Well today is another Thursday! This means it's time for another look at what's going on in the mobile space for credit card processing. Before I bring you latest from around the web, something interesting happend to me the other night…I was inside a Macy's on the hunt for a particular neck tie (because our in house guru Iman Diaz is getting married). I had already visited another Macy's a few nights ago but unfortunately they didn't have the neck tie I was looking forbut this Macy's in the Cerritos mall had just what I was looking wanted! As I approached the counter I noticed that Macy's had adopted the Google Wallet system was shown in the image here, I was impressed because they not only had the latest tech to accept payment for my neck tie but their credit card terminal was actually programmed to ask if I wanted my receipt printed or via e-mail… curious I elected for both. The very next day guess what? I started getting e-mails from Macy's about promitions… this my friends is exactly what merchant services is supposed to do for every business owner. It saddness me when I see business owners not adopting the practices enjoyed by national chains like Nordstroms, Macy and JcPenny's. Since I had Google Wallet on the mind I found this interested developed by Google on the Google Wallet project take a look:

The newest version of Google Wallet now sports a feature that makes paying with a cellphone that much more a reality for non-techie users. Google has launched a cloud-based version of Wallet that “supports all credit and debit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover,” according to a post on the Google Commerce blog.

for the United States, offered through Sprint and Virgin Mobile. The list includes Google's own Nexus 7 tablet. Plans have been made to enable other phones to use NFC via a sticker that is added to the case, but this hasn't come to fruition yet….More at Google Wallet Now Supports All Major Credit, Debit Cards – InformationWeek

 

Interestingly Square, Groupon and Paypal along with a new company I just learned of LevelUp are really changing things up in the mobile credit card processing space have a look more news on mobile payment acceptance:

 

 

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