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Poll: 8% of North American Retailers Will Adopt Bitcoin in 2015

COINTELEGRAPH – An American survey conducted by the Boston Retail Partners, suggests that 8% of North American retailers are planning on accepting Bitcoin within 12 months, and 5% within 1 to 3 years. Boston Retail Partners’ annual POS/Customer Engagement Benchmarking Survey, polled more than 500 top North American retailers in November and December 2014, to gain insight into their planned initiatives, priorities and future trends.

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Retailers Rank Payment Security As Top Concern, While More Than One-Third Plan to Add NFC

Digital Transactions – Payments security is the top concern of retailers in 2015, finds a Boston Retail Partners report. This comes as retailers contend with increased scrutiny of their data-protection practices and a sweeping transformation of the U.S. payment card system. In the survey of more than 500 retailers, 63% cited payment security as their top priority in 2015, besting other priorities such as having a unified commerce platform and updating their inventory systems.

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Nearly half of all retailers plan to adopt Apple Pay by next year

Business Insider – Apple Pay looks to upend the payments industry with its secure, easy-to-use system that lets you pay for goods with a simple fingerprint scan. And though it’s not available at most retail stores, a new survey from Boston Retail Partners says nearly 40% of all large US retailers plan to support Apple Pay by the end of next year.

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Apple Pay will be embraced by 38% of major retailers by end of 2015, study claims

Venture Beat – Apple Pay works great, but some have wondered why retailers would want to use the technology when it involves buying new point of sale systems, retraining employees, and still having to pay transactions fees to the credit card companies.

About eight percent of large retailers in the U.S. now support Apple Pay, according to a survey by Boston Retail Partners. BRP believes, however, that 38 percent of large retailers in North America will be supporting Apple Pay by the end of this year, and that Apple Pay will be the most widely used mobile payments platform among large retailers.

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Apple Pay projected to crush PayPal at big box stores in 2015

Cult of Mac – Apple Pay has already become the fastest growing mobile wallet but the only thing holding it back is the limited number of retailers that accept it. A new study has found that PayPal is still leading the mobile payments race with 13% of retailers accepting it more than any other alternative payment type.

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Apple Pay will be used in 38% of large retailers by end of 2015 (research report)

Apple INVESTOR News – According to the survey by Boston Retail Partners, 56 percent of large retailers also believe they’ll be supporting Apple Pay by the end of 2017. Apple Pay works great, but some have wondered why retailers would want to use the technology when it involves buying new point of sale systems, retraining employees, and still having to pay transactions fees to the credit card companies.

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