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News and analysis on POS equipment and payment systems relating to in-store and online payment issues.

NRF: No-touch payment usage surges amid COVID-19

Mobile and contactless payments are gaining popularity amid consumer concerns over touching surfaces during the pandemic. 

Kroger tests contactless payment

The Kroger Co. is piloting a variety of near-field communication (NFC)-enabled payment solutions in its QFC stores.

A regional Midwestern grocer is the latest retailer to pilot federal benefit payments for online grocery purchases.

Etsy is offering its proprietary digital payment service in seven additional countries.

Global Payments Inc. is building an issuer processing platform on Amazon’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure.

Walmart is testing a store design that takes the self-checkout experience to a new level.

CVS Pharmacy will become the first national retailer to integrate PayPal and Venmo QR code technology in its checkout experience.

A new autonomous convenience store format is debuting in a Santa Ana, Calif. luxury complex.

Amazon Dash cart

Amazon will give in-store grocery shoppers another way to skip the checkout line. The omnichannel giant’s latest innovation to streamline the grocery customer experience is a smart shopping cart it calls Amazon Dash Cart.

Especially as COVID-19 imposes limits on personal contact, brick-and-mortar retailers need to rethink their checkout processes.

Walmart pickup

Walmart is now accepting federal benefit payments for online grocery orders in 39 states, including at pickup in some locations. The discount giant is one of several retailers (including chief rival Amazon) that has been participating in a pilot with the U.S.

eBay API

eBay is marking the 20th anniversary of its developers program with new APIs designed to aid activities including payments, customer service, and marketing. The e-commerce giant is releasing APIs (or application programming interfaces) designed to help third-party developers create buying and se

lightbulb with shopping cart inside

The retail landscape has undergone a dramatic shift in the last decade because of emerging technologies. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been brought to light just how important technology’s role is in providing a successful and safe retail experience.

Four major payment card providers are preparing to make “click-to-pay” digital payment available outside the U.S.

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