Apple Pay

The Cardknox Payment Gateway Announces Beta Support for E-Commerce Apple Pay

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 1:36pm

HOWELL, N.J., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardknox, the leading omnichannel payment gateway, today announced that its e-commerce payment integration supports Apple Pay.

Key Points: 
  • HOWELL, N.J., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardknox, the leading omnichannel payment gateway, today announced that its e-commerce payment integration supports Apple Pay.
  • With the help of Cardknox's beta support for this popular payment method, online retailers who integrate with Cardknox can easily provide their customers with a frictionless and mobile-friendly checkout experience.
  • This one-touch checkout experience eliminates manual entry of customer payment and billing information, which is why Apple Pay has been proven to increase e-commerce conversion rates.
  • Besides for its ability to speed up the mobile commerce checkout experience, Apple Pay features robust security to prevent fraud.

U.S. Cellular to Offer the Breakthrough Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, Starting September 18

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:20pm

U.S. Cellular will offer the latest products from Apple, including Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, the eighth-generation iPad and redesigned iPad Air.

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  • U.S. Cellular will offer the latest products from Apple, including Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, the eighth-generation iPad and redesigned iPad Air.
  • Customers will be able to purchase Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE and the new iPad in U.S. Cellular stores and online starting Friday, September 18.
  • Apple Watch SE packs the essential features of Apple Watch into a modern design customers love all for an affordable price.
  • U.S. Cellular recently launched an Accessories Installment Pricing (AIP) option so customers can extend their payments for the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE over 24 months.

Apple Extends the Apple Watch Experience to the Entire Family

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 6:41pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200915006147/en/
    Family Setup brings the Apple Watch experience to the entire family, including kids and older adults.
  • With watchOS 7, the whole family can also take advantage of optimized features that enhance the overall Apple Watch experience.
  • With the new Apple Cash Family, parents can securely send their kids money to spend on their watch using Apple Pay.
  • Apple, the Apple logo, watchOS, Apple Watch, iPhone, Memoji, Siri, App Store, Apple Cash, Apple Pay, and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple.

Cubic and LA Metro Enable TAP Card on iPhone and Apple Watch

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 8:02pm

During this unprecedented time, safety for our customers and travelers remains our key priority; we are excited to work with Metro to bring the TAP card on iPhone and Apple Watch to Metro transit riders.

Key Points: 
  • During this unprecedented time, safety for our customers and travelers remains our key priority; we are excited to work with Metro to bring the TAP card on iPhone and Apple Watch to Metro transit riders.
  • Riders now have the ability to add a new TAP card in Apple Wallet and hold an iPhone or Apple Watch near a TAP dial when boarding a bus or train for immediate fare validation.
  • Users can also conveniently reload their TAP card through Apple Wallet on iPhone, Apple Watch with Apple Pay or the TAP mobile app, eliminating physical contact and the need to visit a rail station or vendor.
  • TAP card on the iPhone, Apple Watch and the TAP mobile app also supports Reduced Fare, Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) and cash paying customers.

Sezzle Activates Google Pay and Apple Pay, Extending its Reach into In-Store Retail

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 1:24pm

The Sezzle Virtual Card will allow brick and mortar retailers that already support Apple Pay and Google Pay an easy way to offer Sezzle's Buy Now, Pay Later solution to their customers.

Key Points: 
  • The Sezzle Virtual Card will allow brick and mortar retailers that already support Apple Pay and Google Pay an easy way to offer Sezzle's Buy Now, Pay Later solution to their customers.
  • The Sezzle Virtual Card, powered by Marqeta , is launching on both Apple Pay and Google Pay, offering immediate merchant benefits with effortless integration.
  • Google Pay is a fast, simple way to pay using a smartphone to speed through checkout within apps and websites.
  • For more information on Sezzle for Apple Pay and Google Pay, visit: https://dashboard.sezzle.com/merchant/signup
    For more information on Apple Pay, visit: http://www.apple.com/apple-pay/ .

Ondot’s Card App Adopted by Leading Financial Institutions as Platform to Manage Digital Credit and Debit Cards

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 2:25pm

The situation with COVID-19 has only increased our members digital needs and has helped confirm our decision to choose Card App when we did.

Key Points: 
  • The situation with COVID-19 has only increased our members digital needs and has helped confirm our decision to choose Card App when we did.
  • The 11 financial institutions that have selected Ondots Card App are examples of regional and community issuers that can compete on digital customer experiences and win.
  • Founded in 2011, Ondot provides more than 4,500 banks and credit unions with a digital card services platform to drive cardholder engagement.
  • From community issuers to top global banks, Ondot enables financial institutions to offer in-the-moment convenience, control, and transparency for credit and debit cards, leading to higher usage, lower cost, and reduced fraud.

Cubic and WMATA Introduce SmarTrip on iPhone and Apple Watch for National Capital Region

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 12:26pm

In addition, Cubic and WMATA have launched their first mobile app for the region the SmarTrip app.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, Cubic and WMATA have launched their first mobile app for the region the SmarTrip app.
  • With SmarTrip on the iPhone and Apple Watch, riders can add their SmarTrip card to Apple Wallet and easily use their iPhone and Apple Watch to tap and ride at gates and fareboxes at Metro and nine regional transit partners.
  • SmarTrip on iPhone and Apple Watch offers the ability to instantly view balances and top-up stored value with Apple Pay through Apple Wallet, eliminating physical contact and standing in line at ticket vending machines.
  • The SmarTrip app supports SmartBenefits and Senior SmarTrip card users and allows for flexible payment options including credit/debit cards, account cash and Apple Pay.

Klarna introduces Google Pay for in-store payments

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 2:20pm

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping platform, today announced that it is introducing Google Pay for in-store purchases in the US.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping platform, today announced that it is introducing Google Pay for in-store purchases in the US.
  • Sephora, Journeys and rue21 are among the first Klarna merchant partners to offer Google Pay, in addition to Apple Pay, for in-store purchases, providing even more payment flexibility to consumers along with the safety and security that contactless payments provide.
  • Klarna initially launched in-store payments in the US for iPhone users with Apple Pay in January of this year.
  • With Klarna, consumers can buy now and pay later, so they can get what they need today.

Kroger Launches Contactless Payments Pilot in QFC Division

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 6:00pm

CINCINNATI and SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Kroger Co. (KYSE: KR) today announced the launch of a contactless payments pilot across the QFC division, located in Seattle, Wash., allowing customers to use their mobile device for a more seamless checkout experience.

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  • CINCINNATI and SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Kroger Co. (KYSE: KR) today announced the launch of a contactless payments pilot across the QFC division, located in Seattle, Wash., allowing customers to use their mobile device for a more seamless checkout experience.
  • The pilot includes the acceptance of Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Fitbit Pay, mobile banking apps and contactless chip cards, underpinned by near-field communication (NFC) technology.
  • "QFC is excited to pilot contactless payments powered by NFC technology, providing our customers with an additional way to pay for their fresh food and household essentials," said Chris Albi, president of QFC.
  • Kroger's technology team recently enabled NFC payments at 61 QFC stores.

Venture Firm Draper Goren Holm Buys Another Round of Giftz

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 5:45pm

While other Venture Programs have paused, Draper Goren Holm, a partnership between Tim Draper, Alon Goren, and Josef Holm, has doubled down on Giftz, a fintech startup that will provide true value to merchants and their customers post COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • While other Venture Programs have paused, Draper Goren Holm, a partnership between Tim Draper, Alon Goren, and Josef Holm, has doubled down on Giftz, a fintech startup that will provide true value to merchants and their customers post COVID-19.
  • Josef Holm, Founding Partner of Draper Goren Holm states, "While many startup models weren't ready for a pandemic, Giftz' mobile, contactless, pay-with-points solution is perfectly positioned for a post-coronavirus economy."
  • The Draper Goren Holm investment comes at the heels of Giftz' new partnerships with Blackhawk Network (eGift cards), WorldPay (cc processing), Ipsidy (facial biometric KYC verification) and an investment from senior payments executive Phil Kumnick who designed the settlement and FX processing at MasterCard.
  • Mr. Kumnick, a Giftz Advisor, also led the merchant acceptance initiatives for the launch of ApplePay as Senior Vice President Global Acquirer Processing at Visa.