4 Ways Retailers Can Leverage Social Commerce In-Store

As featured in Total Retail on September 5, 2018. https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/four-ways-retailers-can-leverage-social-commerce-in-store/ By Amitaabh Malhotra   More than 12,000 retail stores are expected to close in 2018, up from around 9,000 in 2017, according to commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. While physical retail is absolutely undergoing a seismic transformation, it’s not necessarily the apocalypse that headlines have made […]
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China Calling

As featured in Digital Transactions on September 2, 2018. By John Stewart China Calling John Stewart September 2, 2018 The mobile-payments giants Alipay and WeChat Pay  are working hard to expand acceptance outside China, and the United States is a prime market. Here’s what that could mean for U.S. merchants— and for the comparatively less successful U.S. […]
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4 Ways Retailers Are Using Social Commerce to Get Customers In the Store

As featured in Retail Information Systems on August 30, 2018. https://risnews.com/4-ways-retailers-are-using-social-commerce-get-customers-store 4 Ways Retailers Are Using Social Commerce to Get Customers In the Store By Amitaabh Malhotra – 08/30/2018 There’s no doubt that the retail industry has undergone major changes in lieu of the latest technology advancements, highlighting that brick and mortars are staying alive […]
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Omnyway To Speak At PAYTHINK 2018

WHAT IS PAYTHINK PayThink 2018 is the premier bank-focused payments forum that offers unparalleled access to the most targeted gathering of influential card and payment leaders from the industry’s top banks, credit unions, technology firms and fintech innovators. OMNYWAY SESSION: What The Growth of WeChat & Alipay Means For The U.S. Payments Market 10:30am – […]
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Apple Pay’s Recent Moves Bode Well For In-Store Payments

As featured in PaymentsSource on August 17th, 2018. By  Mohammad Khan More in  ISO and agent  Mobile payments   Retailers   Apple   As of March, Apple Pay had crossed $1 billion in annual volume and doubled its user base to 127 million over last 12 months. Meanwhile, Apple Pay is accepted at one in two U.S. stores today, […]
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Is it time for retailers to adopt the WeChat Pay model?

As featured in PaymentEye on July 18th, 2018. Author Michael Hocking | Interview More News | Customer Experience | Mobile solutions   “WeChat Pay has transformed the digital world”, Ashley Guo, Regional Director of WeChat Pay, Tencent Holdings, said onstage at Money 20/20, Amsterdam. “We continue to shape the future of payments and commerce, bringing the new age of smart retail.” WeChat Pay have seen […]
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Tuning Up for Upcoming Generation Z of Shoppers

As featured in Payments Journal on July 5th, 2018. As the successor to Millennials, Generation Z will represent 40 percent of all consumers by 2020, according to the December 2017 Accenture Report. Understanding the upcoming generation will be critical for retailers to attract shoppers in the next decade and beyond. Gen Z consumers are digitally savvy and […]
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Steady 6.5% Growth Rate Projected for China for Second Half

As featured in Womens Wear Daily (WWD) on May 30th, 2018. Author Vicki M. Young | BUSINESS / FINANCIAL Growth of the middle class will boost sales of higher end goods, including luxury items. While the growth trajectory of China’s economy is easing a bit, it’s still higher than that of its more mature counterparts in the West. […]
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Trump’s Threats to China will Fracture Payments Partnerships First

As featured in PaymentsSource on March 29, 2018. https://www.paymentssource.com/news/trumps-threats-to-china-will-fracture-payments-partnerships-first By John Adams, Executive Editor of PaymentsSource   President Trump’s isolationism is colliding head-on with a lucrative trend of Chinese tourists coming to the U.S. looking — and payments companies are caught in the crossfire. Trump’s recently announced tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese imports are […]
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Should Retailers Ride the Cryptocurrency Roller Coaster?

As featured in Total Retail on March 19, 2018. https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/should-retailers-ride-the-cryptocurrency-roller-coaster/ By Amitaabh Malhotra Cryptocurrency may be the future of money, but it’s a tough sell in the retail world right now, and for good reason. The most familiar cryptocurrency unit, bitcoin, has been on a roller-coaster ride for the past few months, rising to a […]
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Retailers Dabble in Selling With Bitcoin

As featured in Apparel News on February 8, 2018. By Andrew Asch https://www.apparelnews.net/news/2018/feb/08/retailers-dabble-selling-bitcoin/ Maya Reynolds         Since August, designer Maya Reynolds, whose brands include Clade and Uncommon Thrds, has ventured into the cryptocurrency world by doing a handful of sales in bitcoin. It started with an inquiry from a client who wanted to pay for a […]
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The Future Is Now: Transforming The Retail Experience

As featured in TWICE on February 5, 2018. https://www.twice.com/blog/six-technologies-transforming-retail-experience BY AMITAABH MALHOTRA, OMNYWAY   As 2017 drew to a close, headlines blared phrases like “retail Apocalypse” and “tsunami of store closings” that painted a dire picture for the future of retail. According to commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, more than 12,000 stores are expected to close this year (up from […]
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LG Pay Brings More Questions Than Answers

As featured in Mobile Payments Today on November 20, 2017. https://www.mobilepaymentstoday.com/articles/lg-pay-brings-more-questions-than-answers/ Jan. 16, 2018 | by Will Hernandez Last week brought with it yet another announcement about a new mobile wallet launching in the U.S. LG Electronics plans to launch its mobile wallet service — LG Pay —  in the U.S. by July 1, almost a year after the system first […]
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4 Secrets To Boosting Retail Revenue By Catering To Foreign Tourists

As featured in Retail TouchPoints on January 5, 2018. By Amitaabh Malhotra, Omnyway   Tourism is big business in the U.S. In 2016, 75.6 million international visitors came to the United States and collectively spent $244.7 billion across the country. For many tourists, the U.S. is considered a shopping destination for luxury goods. Why? Mostly because they may not […]
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PayThink For Banks, P-to-P is just the Beginning of Catching up to Startups

As featured in PaymentsSource on November 20, 2017. By Amitaabh Malhotra The newly launched Zelle may look like PayPal 1.0 from 2001 on the surface, but it does reflect a growing acceptance among U.S.-based banks and financial institutions around the importance of facilitating and improving peer-to-peer money movement. Some of the most successful recent innovations in payments […]
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Omnyway to Showcase Breakthrough Zapbuy Service at Finovate Fall

Zapbuy Converts Any Ad into a Point of Commerce, Removes Friction from Buying Process SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Omnyway, the leading provider of contextual digital commerce platforms, announced today that the company will demonstrate its Zapbuy service at the Finovate Fall 2017 conference in New York City. Zapbuy works across all mediums — including social media, email, search […]
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5 Features Your Retail App Is Missing

    How to maximize mobile sales As featured in TWICE on August 14th, 2017 and InformationAge on August 9th, 2017.   Ninety percent of shoppers have a mobile phone on them when in-store; however, 73 percent have two or fewer retailer apps on their phones. Meaning, many retailers are missing fundamental features within their app to […]
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OmnyPay launches omnichannel mobile payments solution

As featured in THE PAYPERS on Wednesday 28 October 2015 The key features of the OmnyPay solution include integrated payment and loyalty platform, which allows retailers to create their own “retailer currency”, integrating directly into their existing rewards, loyalty and promotional programs. Promotions are automatically delivered to the mobile app, and seamlessly applied at the […]
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OmnyPay wants to disintermediate the payment providers. Has it got a chance?

As featured in COMPUTERWORLD on October 27th, 2015. By Ben Kepes, star Thought Leader, Computerworld No one really likes credit card companies, but retailer have little option but to pay their mafia-like fees. OmnyPay thinks it has another option. [NOTE OMNYWAY WAS PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS OMNYPAY] Retailers have a traditionally bristly relationship with credit and bank card companies. These […]
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Why We Started Omnyway

LOSS OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN RETAILERS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS Plastic currency is a phenomenon of only the past 50 years. But, there was once a time where young family members would be sent on errands to the local store. The family’s tab would be incremented and the child would return home with whatever he or she’d been […]
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