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MasterCard, BMO introduce first biometric corporate card program in Canada, U.S.

BMO Financial Group (BMO) and MasterCard have begun a phased launch of Identity Check, the first biometric credit card program in Canada and the U.S. that will enable cardholders to verify transactions using facial recognition and fingerprint biometrics. Quickly dubbed “Selfie Pay” by the media, Identity Check will be used …

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Australia Post begins delivering small parcels by drone

  Australia Post has begun to trial new technology to deliver small parcels by Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) or drone. This closed-field trial is an important next step in testing the new technology which will potentially deliver small parcels safely and securely to customers’ homes, allowing for faster transportation of …

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Canadian consumer spending up 6.24 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 

Canadians are making more purchases using contactless ‘tap and pay’ technology TORONTO — Consumer spending in Canada grew by 6.24 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 on a year-over-year basis, according to the MonerisMetrics Quarterly Report released by Moneris Solutions Corporation (Moneris), one of North America’s largest processors of debit and credit …

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Applications open for Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards

Retailers can win $50,000 or $100,000 in free shipping PRESS RELEASE: TORONTO — Applications are open for the fifth annual Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards. Retailers of all sizes and from all across Canada are invited to enter the competition that recognizes and rewards excellence in e-commerce, customer engagement and omni-channel …

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Sensibill brings digital receipts to Canada through UGO partnership

PRESS RELEASE: TORONTO, ON — Canadians never have to worry about overstuffed wallets or losing paper receipts again. Today Sensibill launches Receipts for iPhones through a partnership with UGO Mobile Solutions L.P. (UGO), Canada’s first open digital wallet, marking the first time the digital receipts solution is available to Canadians. …

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“Unpoppable” Bubble Wrap now available worldwide

Inflatable, on-demand packaging can help companies meet rising e-commerce demand Creates right-sized packages that help reduce freight costs, minimize waste Specially designed cushion bubbles help ensure outstanding product protection PRESS RELEASE: CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sealed Air Corporation today announced that its “unpoppable” Bubble Wrap® IB protective packaging solution is now …

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ReUp helps independent businesses create branded loyalty payment apps

Friends-turned-entrepreneurs Asim Shahjahan and Kelsey Regan give small business owners the opportunity to build loyalty and reward customers digitally PRESS RELEASE: TORONTO — ReUp, a digital application that lets business owners build their own branded loyalty payment app for iOS and Android devices, has launched in Canada, helping local businesses …

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Unleashing the power of e-commerce

How a smart e-commerce strategy helped a Canadian fitness wearable manufacturer take on the world The wearable technology market is experiencing a gold rush. Goliaths like Apple, Samsung and Fitbit have been aggressively pursuing this category. And yet, there is a mid-sized company in Vancouver producing fitness watches and wristbands …

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E-commerce for growing service businesses

Most business owners think of e-commerce in the most common use case—augmenting or replacing brick and mortar with online retailing. Canadian companies like Shopify and Tulip Retail are betting big and jockeying to be the trusted provider that guides brick and mortar establishments into the modern omni-channel marketplace. In 2012, …

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