Enabling the point-of-sale (POS) ecosystem for contactless is a critical step toward activating mobile payments. Already, we’ve seen POS hardware manufacturers start implementing terminals equipped with NFC technologies, but what’s in it for POS software and service providers? What do these groups need to know about contactless? How do they take advantage of the mobile payments movement to ensure merchant customers’ needs are met? What is the timeline for implementation?
The Isis Mobile Innovation Forum: Capitalize on a Contactless Future will help the POS ecosystem explore business opportunities and imperatives of contactless. On Feb. 21-22, industry experts will explore mobile payments, commerce technologies and revenue opportunities as this technology is deployed to consumers and merchants.
A recent Aite Group report suggests the NFC-enabled POS is poised to explode. Is your business ready to capitalize on this opportunity? To register or learn more about the Isis Mobile Innovation Forum, visit http://isisinnovationforum.com.
We were interested to see a recent Aite Group report on the deployment of contactless-enabled hardware, software and transaction-routing capabilities. Aite Group projects tremendous industry growth, due in large part to recent payments industry trends and platforms like Isis.
Did you know mobile commerce began with a vending machine in Helsinki, Finland more than 10 years ago? An American Express infographic documents NFC technology’s evolution to make mobile commerce a reality today. A GigaOm story also outlines Isis’ early beginnings and projects where the industry is headed.
Who do you trust with your personal banking information? KPMG survey results suggest consumers trust financial institutions and payment startups to drive mobile payments. To learn more about players likely to define the mobile commerce space in the year ahead, we encourage you to read GigaOm’s report.
According to CNBC, eMarketer predicts 37.5 million U.S. consumers age 14 and older will make at least one purchase using mobile phones in 2012. Compared to last year, this is an increase of 10 million consumers paying with mobile wallets at local retailers, both big and small. To find out why mobile matters in the world of small business, read up on CNBC and Mashable’s latest reports.
Visa Europe’s Contactless Barometer benchmark study is an interesting read and sheds insights on U.K. consumer adoption of mobile payments. Visa Europe found that while the availability of NFC-enabled handsets is expected to drive mobile payments, banks and retailers play a significant role in spurring consumer adoption. Similar reports suggesting consumers trust financial institutions to drive mobile payments are also circulating in the U.S. What are your thoughts?
Forrester Research predicts mobile commerce will be a $31 billion enterprise by 2016. This year, The Washington Post and ABC News expect mobile payments will proliferate as more NFC-enabled devices go to market, due in part to Isis’ launch. What’s your mobile prediction for 2012? Check out The Washington Post’s tech trend roundup to see what others are saying.
From rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets to the proliferation of digital coupons and offers, 2011 was the year of mobile. And, mobile commerce was no exception. CNN, Fierce Mobile Content and VentureBeat featured interesting stories rounding up the top mobile milestones in 2011.
Bricks + Mobile shared a YouTube video highlighting key takeaways from its 2011 event, which focused on the intersection of retail and mobile. Doug Kilgour, a senior business development officer for Isis, participated in an event panel discussing the value proposition of contactless payments and mobile wallets. We thought you might enjoy these attendees’ insights.
We’re clearly not the only ones dreaming of a revolutionized shopping experience this holiday season. Remodista – which hosts Bricks + Mobile – shared this YouTube video of consumers sharing their mobile wishes for retailers. It will be interesting to see how much the retail experience has changed by this time next year.