How often did you use your smartphone to pay for things this holiday season?

With 1 billion smartphones shipped in 2013, it’s safe to say mobile devices are the future of shopping, banking, and transactions – if not everything. Retailers and technology companies certainly agree, as they race to provide consumers with the ideal mobile payment system.

Before the holidays, Apple unveiled Apple Pay, a wireless payment system. Thanks to near-field communication technology, Apple Pay lets owners of the newest Apple phones and products pay for goods by scanning their phones on a payment terminal. The Apple Pay account links to a customer’s credit or debit card.

 

It’s 2024 – Do You Know What You Need?

Tea leaves, crystal balls, palm readings: There are lots of ways to try to predict the future . . . and most of them are useless. Still, careful examination of measurable indicators — and a little imagination — can yield some clues as to what may lie ahead. That’s good news for the U.S. Postal Service, because if there’s anything that faces an uncertain future right now, it’s the nearly 240-year-old institution that delivers your mail every day.

 

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    Thanks for your comments, which often inform our work. We appreciate your ideas and insights on this important topic. Please also note that general delivery/service issues should be addressed...
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    What is up with Atlanta? Perhaps the 8PM and later deliveries are making it difficult to read the addressing? Three days out of five last week I received other people's mail. There was no...

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