Apple Pay Adoption as a Payment Method at Spreedly

Apple Pay launched with great fanfare on September 9, 2014. As is often the case with big new technology announcements, actual usage takes longer than the initial public interest would seem to indicate. So, we thought now was a good time to take a look and see what adoption looks like for Apple Pay as a payment method at Spreedly. Apple Pay Adoption at Spreedly Spreedly customers using Apple Pay has been slower than you might […]

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Marketplaces and Platforms: The Rise of Payment Methods

Not too long ago it was accurate to see separate challenges facing U.S. marketplaces versus those in the rest of the world. In the U.S., a marketplace targeting an installed merchant base had the daunting task of supporting a very large number of payment gateways, but the compensating benefit of nearly universal penetration of credit and debit cards greatly simplifying what payment methods they needed to support. In Europe and the rest of the world the […]

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Accepting Payments in Your Mobile App

Two trends are converging in technology that are changing consumer expectations and creating a wealth of blue ocean opportunities: the rise of mobile devices and the “Uberization” of payments. Everybody understands that mobile devices are now ubiquitous, but what is the “Uberization” of payments? Simply put, it’s the ability for consumers to conveniently and directly transact with other consumers and services, in real-time. Think of TaskRabbit which lets you quickly find somebody to help you […]

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