Isis releases new mobile wallet
New York — Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless, today released the latest version of the Isis Mobile Wallet. The m-commerce app is now available to consumers for download in the Google Play app store and at thousands of AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless retail stores nationwide.
The Isis Mobile Wallet allows customers to pay at contactless payment terminals, and to save money through special offers and loyalty cards at participating merchants from an Isis Ready smartphone. The Isis Mobile Wallet allows consumers to shop and pay using their mobile phone, by securely storing virtual versions of a customer’s participating credit or prepaid cards, as well as coupons and merchant loyalty cards. To use the Isis Mobile Wallet, customers select a payment card and tap their smartphone on the point-of-sale terminal.
The redesigned Isis Mobile Wallet features a simplified user interface with a clean, white background and easy-to-navigate toolbars. Integration with American Express Serve enables Isis Mobile Wallet users to load funds to their American Express Serve Account from a U.S. debit or credit card, bank account, or through direct deposit, as well as pay bills online and send money using an American Express Serve Account.
Customers with an Isis Ready smartphone available from AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless can receive a free enhanced SIM card from their wireless carrier and download the Isis Mobile Wallet for free from Google Play. Customers who visit a carrier retail store to activate the Isis Mobile Wallet will receive hands-on support and education from store associates.
"Today’s nationwide launch of the Isis Mobile Wallet is a milestone for consumers, merchants and banks. It’s the start of a smarter way to pay," said Michael Abbott, CEO, Isis. "Together, with our partners, we’ve built a seamless mobile commerce experience. We’re pleased to bring the magic and simplicity of the Isis Mobile Wallet to consumers across the U.S."
Dillards reports net income, sales growth in Q3
Little Rock, Ark. – Dillard’s reported moderate growth in net income and sales during the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Compared to the same period a year earlier, net income increased 5% to $50.9 million from $48.5 million, while net sales climbed about 1% to $1.51 billion from $1.49 billion.
According to Dillard’s, sales trends were notably strong in ladies’ accessories and lingerie followed by shoes and ladies’ apparel, while sales were weakest in the home and furniture category. Sales trends were strongest in the central region, followed by the eastern and western regions, respectively.
During third quarter 2013, the company closed its Euclid Square Mall clearance location in Euclid, Ohio. Dillard’s also announced the upcoming closure of its University Mall location in Chapel Hill, N.C., and its Collin Creek location in Plano, Texas. Both locations are expected to close by the end of the fourth quarter.
On November 2, 2013, the company operated 282 Dillard’s locations and 17 clearance centers spanning 29 states and an Internet store.
Rite Aid names healthcare exec to board
Camp Hill, Pa. – The Rite Aid board of directors has elected Kevin E. Lofton, president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), to the Rite Aid board. CHI is a national health system, based in Englewood, Colo.
Lofton joined CHI in 1998 and has held several leadership positions, including chief operating officer, before being named president and CEO in 2003. Prior to joining CHI, Lofton served as the chief executive officer of the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham; as chief executive officer of Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.; and chief operating officer at University Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla.