2016 will be the year of mobile payments: eMarketer

If there’s ever going to be the Year of Mobile Payments, it’s finally coming – but we’ll have to wait until 2016 to see it, according to a new report from eMarketer Inc.

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Candice So

Quetzal offers iPad-based POS for clothing boutique shops

When Toronto children's clothing store Whistle Kids set up shop a year ago it was considering a point of sales (POS) system that its much larger competitors use, figuring it would need that

Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Paper, plastic, or Apple Pay: should you support the mobile payments option?

One weekend, 10 million sales. That’s how big Apple’s latest iPhone launch has been so far, with both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus flying off store shelves, often briskly outpacing demand. The

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

TeamBuy and Dealfind near bailout acquisition while merchants seek answers

The largest Canadian-owned daily deals site is looking to finalize its acquisition by an Atlanta-based firm after filing for a legal and financial restructuring process, according to legal documents from MNP Ltd. Meanwhile, some

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SecureNet brings PayOS platform to Canadian merchants

A U.S.-based payment processor is landing in Canada, as well as in about 24 other countries around the world. On Wednesday, SecureNet Payment Systems announced it was making its foray into the north,

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Candice So

A Q & A with Brad Greene, head of Visa’s mobile payments

SAN FRANCISCO – Visa Inc. unveiled a new product for mobile payments and e-commerce today, aiming to help consumers to buy online goods and services more quickly and in turn, to help retailers

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Candice So

Visa Checkout to simplify e-commerce and mobile payments

SAN FRANCISCO - Visa Inc. has launched its answer to online shopping woes for consumers and merchants alike - Visa Checkout, a new product that’s geared towards making e-commerce and mobile payments quicker

Published on: July 16th, 2014 Candice So

Shopify’s ‘gangbusters’ growth draws international ecommerce developers

What was originally created  as a way to sell snowboards on the Internet is quickly becoming the go-to e-commerce solution for small merchants worldwide. As Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. passes the 100,000 merchant mark, the

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

New mobile payments solution takes both debit and credit

With a slew of payment solutions providers now entering the mobile payments arms race, Moneris Solutions Corp. has now bumped up its list of payment options. It's now allowing small business owners to take

Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Candice So

Square Canada office set to expand as new solutions migrate north

Square Inc.'s Waterloo, Ont.-based office is set to expand as the team dedicates itself to rolling out Square Cash, a peer-to-peer mobile payments solution, to the Canadian market, according to a company executive.

Published on: May 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

#FollowFriday – 3 people pushing e-commerce forward

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the ‘follow’ button. This week, we’re focusing on three Twitter

Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Square acquisition rumours raising questions about mobile payments

Google Inc. and PayPal Inc. may have both courted payments solutions provider Square Inc. in the past with acquisition offers, according to a Wall Street Journal story published on Monday. In June 2013,

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Canadian ‘daily deals’ association resists recommendations to set industry standards

The recommendation of a government-funded study that Canadian deals websites form an industry body to create a common set of standards for issues such as refunds and expiry dates isn't necessary, according to

Published on: April 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Shopify brings POS to Canada, offers offline-only option

Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. is bringing its point-of-sales (POS) hardware and service to its native country of Canada after a successful launch in the U.S. and is also making a bricks and mortar-only Shopify

Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson