3 Trends That Will Change How We Make Payments in 2018

The year 2018 is poised to be an exciting time in the payments industry as new trends and technologies emerge. The previous year actually witnessed some major changes in how payments were made. Consumers were introduced to new transfer methods…

Google Wallet Card Is Going Away

Google launched the Wallet Card in 2013 as a physical card for paying for things with your Google Wallet balance. The company is now alerting cardholders that it will end support on June 30. Google says it has decided to…

Facebook Messenger May Soon Get More Business-Friendly

There will soon be a lot more business transactions happening within Facebook Messenger if a recent discovery buried within the app is any indication. According to Forbes, a “forthcoming software release” will let users pay for goods in person or…

Google Announces New Hands Free Payment App

Google announced it is piloting a new payment app called Hands Free with South Bay residents. The goal is to let users pay in stores in completely hands-free fashion. The app is available for both Android and iOS and works…

Square Cash Adds ‘Cash Drawer’ Feature For Businesses and Individuals

Square announced a new update to its Square Cash app that lets users – businesses and individuals alike – store a cash balance like other payments services. The feature is referred to as “Cash Drawer”. With the feature, you can…

Etsy Adds Express Checkout to iOS App

Etsy announced that it’s rolling out Express Checkout with Apple Pay on in its iOS app. This lets buyers skip the shopping cart and check out in two steps. The feature became available for signed-in US users on desktop and…

Amazon Gives Amazon Register Customers Square Readers

Amazon announced last fall that it was shutting down Amazon Local, its daily deals service, as well as Amazon Register, its Square competitor. Amazon Register had only been around a little more than a year before Amazon decided to pull…

Shopify Launches POS for Android

Shopify launched Shopify POS for iOS all the way back in 2013. Now, the system is available for Android, which has a much larger share of the mobile operating system market. Shopify POS allows merchants to accept payments with their…

Android Pay Hits Apps

Google unveiled Android Pay at Google I/O in May as its answer to Apple Pay. It exists separate from Google’s previous payments offering Google Wallet, which got its own overhaul in September. Also in September, Android Pay was actually launched,…

Google Wallet Lets You Send Money To Any Contact By Phone Number

Google announced that Google Wallet users can now send money to anyone in their contact list with just a phone number. Users have been able to do so with email addresses in the past, but now you don’t even need…