Vodafone introduces payments function with Visa

Vodafone introduces payments function with Visa

Vodafone has signed a deal with Visa that it hopes will bring contactless mobile phone payments to its customers within three months. Canadian company Carta Worldwide is providing the technology, and the system will be available on Android phones and

ASOS a possible takeover target

ASOS a possible takeover target

The Evening Standard’s On the Spread column notes that shares in ASOS might now be a ‘Buy’ after a long period of decline. It puts forward the possibility of the company being a takeover target as a result of all

Amazon moves into home services

Amazon moves into home services

Amazon is launching a U.S. home services marketplace that will connect customers with electricians, plumbers and painters in a move to have its services tied to every product sold on its website. The new marketplace, named Amazon Home Services, will

Are you ready to automate your loyalty enrollment?

Mobile marketing drives incremental foot traffic, but repeat customers must be enrolled in your loyalty program before opting into a mobile marketing program. The best place to enroll shoppers is at the point-of-sale, where you are assured a personal opportunity

eBay tests click and drop at Argos (HOME.L)

eBay is testing a new ‘click and drop’ service which allows users to drop sold items at their nearest Argos outlet, for packing and shipping by eBay. The service could help sellers cut the cost of delivering items to customers and

Vodafone (VOD.L) to enable bank card to their Vodafone wallet

Vodafone (VOD.L) to enable bank card to their Vodafone wallet

Vodafone customers will soon be able to add bank cards to their Vodafone Wallet and use smartphones to pay for goods and services at contactless terminals. Following new agreements with Visa and Carta Worldwide, bank card payments via Vodafone Wallet

Sainsbury’s plans to double convenience stores

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe says that the company could double the number of its mini stores to more than 1,500 as a result of recent sales figures. The firm reported a 1.9% drop in group sales in the 10 weeks

John Lewis trials tracking technology (JLH.L)

John Lewis is to trial new technology which will enable it to use smartphones to identify customers’ exact location in an attempt to help shoppers avoid queues when entering the store to pick up click & collect parcels. Paula Nickolds, director of

Click-and-collect expands : planning permission removed

MPs are to remove the need for stores to apply for planning permission if they wish to offer click-and-collect services. The application, which costs £195, is to be removed as of April 15. The use of click and collect services

Message from Facebook: this could be war

Messaging apps are arguably the most successful smartphone apps, collectively boasting more than 3 billion accounts; WhatsApp, the leader, alone has 700m. But there is more to them than messages. At an event that starts today in San Francisco, Facebook