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Janice Tong

Janice writes, tweets, likes, and posts for judo. She is passionate about researching and putting together interesting content. Janice is always curious and is currently attempting to learn how to code. She loves a good detective story and crossword puzzles on a Sunday morning.


15

May

Givvit partners with Judo Payments to simplify digital gifting on mobile

15 May, London 2015 – Judo Payments, Europe’s only mobile-first payments platform, today announces its partnership with social treating app Givvit, following a competitive pitch.

The Givvit app enables consumers to purchase everyday gifts, such as chocolates, flowers and drinks, from high street brands – including M&S, Caffè Nero, Pizza Express and cinema chain Picturehouse – and digitally send them through mobile devices. Recipients redeem their treat by presenting their digital voucher in-store.

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10

May

9 principles of mobile checkout design

Whether a customer abandons the checkout process within a mobile app or website largely depends on the usability of the checkout design. We’ve identify top 9 principles that should be kept in mind while you design a mobile checkout experience:

1. Let users purchase as a guest

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Deciding to make a purchase is already a big enough commitment to your brand, registering an account before purchasing seems like an even bigger commitment. Which is why forced account registration at the start of the checkout process causes 23% of checkout abandonment.

It is recommended for account registration to be an option after payments. By then, you would have collected plenty of information of the user, which you can use to pre-fill the registration form, and all the user have to do is just tap on a ‘confirm’ button to register. It is also worth letting users know what the benefits of registering are, giving them more reasons to take that extra step.

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22

Apr

Saying bye to SSL – What you should know about PCI DSS version 3.1

If you don’t know by now (and I hope you do), the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), updated its Data Security Standards (DSS) to version 3.0 earlier this year in January.

To release some minor adjustments and clarifications, they have now issued a follow up version 3.1. The biggest thing that will affect all merchants in this standard update is that Secure Socket Layer (SSL) can no longer be used as a security control after June 30, 2016.

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17

Feb

Hummus Bros partners with Judo Payments for queue-busting mobile app

App to harness customer loyalty and maximise sales during busy lunchtime rush by reducing queueing time.

17 February, London 2015Judo Payments (“Judo”, www.judopay.com), Europe’s only mobile-first payments platform, today announces its partnership with Levantine inspired restaurant chain Hummus Bros.

Judo’s technology enables Hummus Bros’ loyal customers to beat the lunchtime rush through a seamless and intuitive mobile experience. Customers who know what they want before stepping in-store can now maximise their lunch hour by using the Hummus Bros app to order and pay wherever they are, then collect their meal when it’s ready.

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22

Jan

Judo Payments raises £6M to drive expansion in mobile commerce sector

Early adopters of Judo’s mobile-first payments platform include fast food restaurant chain KFC and coffee shop Harris + Hoole

Judo Payments (“Judo”, www.judopay.com), Europe’s only mobile-first payments platform, today announces it has successfully closed an additional £6M in funding to drive growth in the rapidly expanding mobile commerce sector.  The first institutional funding round was led by financial technology venture capital firm Route 66 Ventures.

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13

Oct

UI best practices for retail apps

This is the third part to a series dedicated to explaining how to develop a successful mobile strategy that brings you more conversion. You can catch up on Part 1 here & Part 2 here.

With almost 100% of retail commerce growth now coming from mobile channels, businesses need to put more consideration into how to fully optimise their customer’s journey on the mobile screen. Part of the process of developing a successful mobile app involves careful planning of the User Interface (UI), besides just making your app look good. Sure, it doesn’t hurt to be good looking, but it’s more about designing for the ease of use for your customers and in return high conversion for you as a business. Let’s go through the user journey of an app, and look at some best practices for designing a UI that customers love and that bring you high conversion.

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07

Oct

Understanding the mobile payments landscape

Mobile Payments. Confusing term, isn’t it? With the rise of mobile as a force of change, we see consumers shifting to a mobile-first behaviour at an unprecedented speed. In recent years we’ve seen many innovative new mobile payments options sprouting in this field. So let’s take a look at the many options under mobile payments, and how they each differ from one another.

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18

Sep

Seven ways that restaurants can take advantage of mobile

If you haven’t heard, we’re running a restaurant giveaway this month – a free branded app with pre-loaded features that are beneficial to any restaurant, big or small, plus one year of free card processing up to £100,000. (If you’re interested, click here to find out more.) An app is the best possible tool for any restaurant to distill and retain its customers’ loyalty, but of course it is not the be all and end all of a mobile strategy. Which is why we are sharing this post with you, to give you some idea of how you as a restaurant owner can leverage mobile as a revenue channel.

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17

Jul

Does your restaurant need a mobile app?

Most restaurants now have a  website and social media presence. Those channels have become the basic standard methods for promoting a restaurant. But if you really want to stand out from the crowd and foster customer loyalty, a mobile app is the answer. The article below briefly explains why you need an app and how to reap the full benefit of having one:

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14

Jul

Sell more. Risk less. – judo releases revamped Website and Documentations page

Sell more risk less

Today marks the release of our revamped website and an overhaul to attend to the needs to our ever growing customer base.  We’ve been busy making sure we are able to communicate what we do in a clear, succinct way. We are different to any other payments provider, here’s how:

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