Selfservice mobile payment – Google’s Android Pay Cherry-Picks the Best of Apple, Google Wallet

Google plans to release a new mobile payment system called Android Pay, which will include many of the same features as Apple Pay, while the Google Wallet brand will live on as a peer to peer service.

Source: www.paymentssource.com

Interesting to that they have chosen to support fingerprint recognition for biometric payment method.  Calling it “Android Pay” hitches a ride with Apple Pay for sure.

Digital Sign and Digital Signage Market worth $23.76 Billion by 2020

According to a new market research report “Digital Signage Market by Type (Hardware (Displays, Media players, Projectors), Software, Services (Installation & Maintenance)), by Application (Commercial, Infrastructural, Institutional, Industrial) & Geography – Global forecast to 2020”, the total digital signage market is expected to reach $23.76 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 8.18% between 2015 and 2020.

This is the usual Markets & Markets report this time for digitial signage.  According to M&M — The major players in the global digital signage market are NEC Display Solutions (Japan), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (South Korea), LG Display Co., Ltd. (South Korea), Sharp Corporation (Japan), Sony Corporation (Japan), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), AU Optronics Corp. (Taiwan.), Planar Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Adflow Networks (Canada), and Omnivex Corporation (Canada).

The major players in the global digital signage market are NEC Display Solutions (Japan), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (South Korea), LG Display Co., Ltd. (South Korea), Sharp Corporation (Japan), Sony Corporation (Japan), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), AU Optronics Corp. (Taiwan.), Planar Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Adflow Networks (Canada), and Omnivex Corporation (Canada).

Retail automation – Why cash handling is important for the retail industry

In the financial services industry, the term “cash handling” is commonplace. Everyone – from the C-suite down to each individual worker, knows the value of quality cash handling and money management. However, in the retail industry, the importance of cash handling can slip through the cracks.

Source: arca.com

The mobile phone crowd likes to dismiss cash but, not so quick…

Google Will Launch Android Pay At I/O Developer Conference | PYMNTS.com

In two days, thousands of developers, tech enthusiasts, journalists will converge for Google’s annual I/O developer conference. This event is where everyone’s

Source: www.pymnts.com

Android Pay will allow businesses to add mobile payments as an option to their apps, to which users can upload credit card or debit card information with the goal of making transactions single-tap affairs.  The Android Pay API will also allow firms that adopt it to include tap-to-pay transactions in brick-and-mortar stores – leveraging Google’s Host Card Emulation (HCE), which makes it easier for third-party apps to take advantage of Android phones’ Near Field Communications (NFC) chips.

EMV Compliance vs. PCI Compliance | The KioskSimple Blog

Brief overview of each of these standards for protecting cardholders so you have an idea how they impact how you accept credit card payments at your self-service kiosk or POS.

Source: blog.kiosksimple.com

To clarify it even further and more simply, PCI is about making sure the card data doesn’t get stolen and is secure in the first place and EMV is making sure if the data IS stolen that the content is rendered useless.” – CPI 

Self-Service Hospitality – Ariane Systems Launches Strategic Focus on North America as Part of Global Market Development Initiative

Leading hotel self-service solution provider relocates CEO and key management support to the U.S., enhances integration initiatives with North America…

Source: www.ariane.com

In an effort to streamline transactions, the company has also linked its self-service platform with multiple payment service providers that include Merchant Link, Shift4, SIX Payment Services, Ingenico Group and Verifone. Integrations with several PMS providers such as Oracle/Micros, PAR Springer Miller, Cenium, and Infor also serve the purpose of enhancing property operations and efficiency. To further ensure that hoteliers throughout North America have the ability to gain access to cutting edge hospitality solutions, Ariane Systems is also developing partnerships alongside industry-recognized brands, such as Guestdriven, iRis Software Solutions, Nor1, Runtriz and StaynTouch. 

Harvey Nichols customers use iPads to unlock product content in store « Retail Innovation

Harvey Nichols customers use iPads to unlock product content in store

Source: retail-innovation.com

As well as providing an enhanced shopping experience, it enables retailers to collect data on customer behaviour in store prior to checkout. After leaving the store, predictive models use this data to increase customer engagement and sales. Based on their clients’ objectives, they can drive purchases online or drive customers back to the store.


The trial has also been going on in London at Heals, Made & Dwell and DropDead.

Pharmabox Rolls Out Automated Drugstore, Filling Void In Underserved Communities

MIAMI — Pharmabox Inc. said it’s shipping the first of its first self-service kiosks that carry more than 140 items typically found in a local pharmacy. Pharmabox creator and company chief executive Alejandro Rodríguez Espinoza said he wanted to find a way to get name-brand products into communities that are underserved by brick and mortar stores. After two years of research and development, the Pharmabox was born.

Source: www.vendingtimes.com

Pharmabox reportedly offers well-known personal care products and over-the-counter medicines at the same or lower prices than those found at most stores. Featured brands include Tylenol, Vicks, Advil, Ben Gay, Pepto Bismol, Colgate, Gillette, Tampax and Band-Aid.

US retailers fear they’ll miss EMV transition deadline | PaymentEye

A US trade group is asking the payment-card industry to delay the October EMV transition plan that will leave the retail food stores and pharmacies it represents liable for fraudulent transactions if they are unable to meet the deadline.

Source: www.paymenteye.com

FMI sent letter to VISA/MC asking for 2016. Retail food stores and pharmacies will not be able to meet 2015 deadline.

Along with the cost of updating their equipment, merchants face a 16-week delay for delivery of EMV-enabled card readers, the letter said. The group of American retailers also fears that the introduction of chip cards will cause larger checkout queues during the run up to the holiday season.

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