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Survey finds 350 Percent More Retailers To Adopt NFC Payments By October 2015

Integrated Solutions for Retailers – A new survey from Boston Retail Partners has found that the number of retailers who have adopted customer-facing mobile services to enhance the shopping experience will increase 300 percent over the next two years.

The virtual explosion of mobile device usage in the United States has had an indelible impact on how retailers do business and how consumers shop.

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This simple comparison shows how well Apple Pay has taken off Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-pay-growth-in-5-months-2015-2#ixzz3Sd7360JM

BUSINESS INSIDER – David Chartier, on his blog Finer Things In Tech, found a really simple way to visualize Apple Pay’s growth since its October launch. When Apple first introduced Apple Pay back in September, the company proudly boasted that you could use its safe, contactless payments solution for iPhone in about a dozen different retailers. But, just a few months later, during Apple’s Q4 earnings call in January, CEO Tim Cook said Apple Pay accounted for two out of three dollars spent via contactless payments.

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Real-time retail will revolutionize shopping as we know it: report

LUXURY DAILY – Within the next two years, approximately 300 percent more retailers plan to deploy mobile point-of-sale tactics into in-store strategies, according to a new report from Boston Retail Partners.

After slowly coming to terms with the importance of mobile in a bricks-and-mortar setting, retailers are now embracing the opportunities this technology presents. Mobile devices have become omnipresent in the lives of consumers and have had a significant impact on retail and the shopping experience, causing retailers to adapt to catch up with modern behavior.

Read this article to see how retailers are using mobile technology to enable real-time retail.

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Can Bitcoin Handle 8% of $4.5 Trillion in US Retail Sales This Year?

InsideBitcoins – U.S. retailers are looking to offer customers a secure and consistent payment experience across all touchpoints: in-store, via mobile and online. The payment solution most expected to meet that need is PayPal or ApplePay – but bitcoin is on their radar as well.

For the first time in 16 years, nearly two thirds (63%) of respondents said that payment security is among their top three priorities in 2015, according to a survey of retailers conducted by Boston Retail Partners (BRP). With high profile retail hacks in the news in the past year, the industry is seeking to regain the trust of customers by improving payment security and protecting personal data.

The BRP survey shows that 13% of retailers currently accept PayPal — more than any other alternative payment type — with more than 50% planning to accept it within three years. But ApplePay is making a strong move. While only 8% of the retailers surveyed accept Apple Pay for payment, another 48% plan to accept it within three years.

Of the seven choices provided in the survey, bitcoin ranked last with no retailers surveyed currently accepting the digital currency — but 8% said they were planning to process bitcoin payments within 12 months. An additional 5% plan to accept bitcoin within 1-3 years.

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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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Survey: 8% of US Retailers Plan to Accept Bitcoin in the Next Year

CoinDesk – An online survey has found that 8% of US retailers say they are planning to accept bitcoin within the next 12 months. The data, collected by Boston Retail Partners, after surveying 500 retailers across the US, showed that none of the businesses were currently accepting bitcoin, whilst 5% have plans to adopt it within three years.

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