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Macy’s offers digital wallet option

BY Dan Berthiaume

New York – Macy’s Inc. has begun offering customers a digital wallet application called My Wallet. Available via mobile Web browser or the Macy’s mobile app, My Wallet automatically gives customers access to any credit cards already stored on their Macys.com account, according to the retailer’s MyWallet Web page. It also lets them add up to 10 new credit cards, including third-party cards, although it does not allow gift cards to be stored.

My Wallet also automatically adds and stores Macy’s Star Pass rewards certificates earned by members of the Macy’s loyalty program. In addition, users can select and save certain offers from the deals and promotions page of the Macys.com site to the digital wallet. Customers are automatically notified of eligible deals from their digital wallet when making in-person or online purchases, although only one offer can be used per transaction. There are no extra fees for signing up or using My Wallet.

Users are automatically logged out if the wallet hasn’t been used for 30 minutes, and a matching Macys.com username and password are required to log in. MyWallet is part of a $1 billion technology and infrastructure overhaul Macy’s has promised to execute.

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RadioShack to be exclusive retailer for veterans’ mobile services

BY Marianne Wilson

Fort Worth, Texas — RadioShack is partnering with Defense Mobile Corp., a Connecticut-based veterans mobile service company to be the exclusive national retailer for Defense Mobile’s new nationwide 4G LTE mobile services.

RadioShack will begin offering Defense Mobile’s branch branded mobile services exclusively to the 51.6 million members of the U.S. military community, including those actively serving (including members of the Reserve and National Guard), veterans and their family members, planned for September.

Defense Mobile brands, including ARMYmobile, NAVYmobile, AIRFORCEmobile, MARINESmobile and COASTGUARDmobile, will be offered initially in 2,500 RadioShack stores, and all company locations by 2015.

"RadioShack stores are located in the heart of communities where veterans work and live,” stated Brendan Reilly, Defense Mobile, CEO. "We are excited that RadioShack is committed to our mission to connect and improve the lives of veterans."

Defense Mobile was built by veterans and is supported by a 100% veteran-staffed member service organization.

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BitPay becomes Demandware partner

BY Dan Berthiaume

Atlanta – Bitcoin digital currency platform provider BitPay has become a Demandware Link Technology Partner. Demandware’s clients will now be able to easily add bitcoin as a form of payment due to BitPay’s development of a pre-built integration between its payment processing services and the Demandware Commerce platform.

Demandware provides its clients with access to a set of pre-built integrations to commerce technologies that now includes Bitcoin payments through BitPay. With the pre-built integration, retailers can integrate BitPay quickly and cost-effectively.

Through BitPay, merchants can accept unlimited Bitcoin payments with no processing fees and receive settlements in Bitcoin or nine different fiat currencies. BitPay’s enterprise-grade API integrates into any payment system and gives businesses access to a worldwide customer base.

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