Category: merchants

Thoughts From the 2019 Seamless Conference

Seamless seems to miss the point, or does it?! From an unusually cloudy Dubai and as the sun (or lack thereof) sets on the latest iteration of the Middle East’s leading Payments and eCommerce conference, one is left wondering if this year, again, our industry has missed the point. Bringing together the regions’ leading lights…

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Cards are the hottest new content category on mobile

2015 has been the breakthrough year for consumer mobile payments at physical stores. Beyond the current hype, there is still plenty of debate about whether mobile proximity payment will be successful moving forward. This new consumer value has roots in both the payments and mobile ecosystems and yet is something wholly new – an idea…

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Reinventing the in-store app experience

I recently came across an article on Retail Touchpoints called “Reinventing The Retail App For In-Store Success“. In it Artisan CEO Bob Moul explains why retailers nowadays care so much about native mobile app strategy for in-store experience and how it is essential to maximizing ROI. According to a Google research, some 84% of shoppers use their smart…

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Banks and Merchants Must Have Their Own Payment Apps

Banks and merchants are under threat to lose millions of dollars in investment in their apps by allowing them to become obsolete because they don’t provide the most desired functionality of all: Payment. The reason is simple. A mobile app that offers a new and better way to perform a task that literally occurs multiple…

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New Free eBook: Turn Any App Into a Wallet

Sequent’s new eBook “Turn Any App Into a Wallet” helps banks, merchants and other app owners understand how to add valuable commerce functionality to their existing mobile apps. Most companies understand that having their branded mobile app in a consumer’s smart phone is the closest connection they have ever had with their customers. With time…

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App Enablement: Turn Any App Into a Wallet

Today most companies understand that having their branded mobile app in a consumer’s smart phone is the closest connection they have ever had with their customers. With time spent on mobile devices rising, companies with a mobile app on a consumer’s phone have a spotlight and opportunity to connect like never before. Apps are also…

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HCE Support Could Reach 85% of Smart Phones

Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology support is growing by leaps and bounds. Since it was introduced in the KitKat version of Android Operating System, HCE support in smart phones has been growing in a steep curve. Last month Google released new usage numbers showing that 25% of all smart phones running Android OS are already…

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Be Agnostic: Secure Element, HCE and all the Above

The launch of the iPhone 6 with NFC technology only reinforced something we have been telling our customers for years: focus on the user experience and be agnostic to technology. A consumer mobile payments system should work on all devices using any technology to cover as many consumers and merchants in a given country or…

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One Tap Mobile Payments: Patenting Simplicity

Sequent announced yesterday that we have received a US patent for a key feature of mobile payments: “one tap” mobile payments. If you don’t know what it is, “one tap” or “single tap” functionality allows mobile wallets to transmit multiple cards — such as payment, loyalty, coupons, and offers — at the same time to…

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