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Retailers interested in adopting Apple Pay mobile payment service

Retailers have shown increased interest in adopting the Apple Pay mobile payment service, and 2015 could be a big year for mobile payment services

Michael Hatamoto | Jan 26, 2015 at 05:55 pm CST (0 mins, 45 secs reading time)

The adoption of Apple Pay, while still stirring controversy among retailers preferring a non-Apple-centric payment service, continues to help stimulate the mobile pay revolution.

Retailers interested in adopting Apple Pay mobile payment service | TweakTown.com

For retailers, they have a monetary incentive to adopt Apple Pay: the payment service charges a fraction of what current credit card companies charge per swipe at checkout, which could help win over additional retailers in the future.

"I've never seen a bigger adoption of an alternative-payment system," said Brian Roemmele, a payments consultant, in a statement to the Wall Street Journal.

Even with growing interest in mobile payment services, there is still a varying level of controversy for consumers and retailers trying to go mobile. For example, a Missouri lawmaker wants to force retailers to check ID and document the ID number from a driver's license or other government identification card - to help prevent fraudulent transactions - or the store could be held responsible.

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An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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