This Week in Payment News – June 24 to 28

June 28, 2019

The summer weather is finally here, and with it came the summery headlines! From delivery Slurpees to an upswing in Chinese tourists, summer is definitely the theme this week in payments. 

1. 7-Eleven to deliver Slurpees, other items to U.S. parks, beaches

There’s few things more satisfying than an ice cold beverage on a hot day, and 7-Eleven is ready to help U.S citizens quench their thirst this summer. This week 7-Eleven launched a delivery service that will send Slurpees, and most other products, to public places ranging from parks to beaches. There doesn’t seem to be a plan in place to offer this service to Canadians this summer, so fingers crossed for 2020!

2. Google Pay Now Supports PayPal

Another week, another announcement from Google Pay! This week Google Pay added PayPal integration for merchants, stating that this is a good way for merchants to reach new customers. Google noted that merchants will be able to accept PayPal payments through Google Pay on an app or website in all 24 counties where PayPal works. If you’re interested in learning more make sure to check out this article!

3. UnionPay mobile payments accepted at 3,000,000 merchant locations outside mainland China

UnionPay has been extending their global reach this year, with news this week that 174 countries and reasons now accept UnionPay. In addition, this summer UnionPay International is offering up to 30% off discounts for cardholders at tens of thousands of merchants across 80 travel destinations! Make sure to read more about these benefits in this article, and make sure your business accepts UnionPay.

4. Fiat Chrysler USA Is the Latest To Offer an In-Dash Market With a Payments Capability

The automaker behind Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles will offer an in-dash market with a payments capability this year, making it even easier to order something from the drivers seat! The new service will deploy in the second half of the year as an over-the-air update to 2019 and 2020 Chrysler vehicles, and will be build in as part of its in-dash infotainment systems beginning later this year.

If you’re curious about what else has been making the headlines this June in the payment industry, make sure to check out our recaps from June 17 to 21 and June 10 to 14.

The information in this article is provided solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be legal, business or other professional advice or an endorsement of any of the websites or services listed. 

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