November 10, 2019
Singles’ Day 2019: The rise of the Asian Dragon of e-commerce
What is the annual retail event that outpaces US online sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined? The answer is Singles’ Day. 2018’s extravaganza event saw an astonishing $30.8 billion in total sales – easily smashing through the record set in 2017. Find out how this event is set to grow and expand with the help of retail innovation....
October 18, 2019
Faster, Smarter, More Comprehensive: 4 Ways That 5G Networks Will Revolutionize Payment
Everybody is talking about the new super-fast 5G connection standard – but the huge potential of 5G for payment has hardly been discussed so far. 5G will revolutionize the way we shop, pay and use financial services in the future, and we’ll show you how. We’re on the cusp of the fifth major revolution in mobile telecoms – and it’s...
October 11, 2019
Three Promising Trends that Shape the Future of Payment
The way people pay worldwide is changing rapidly, thanks to the technological innovation driven by digitalization. As a result, how is payment evolving? In this post, Wirecard’s CPO Susanne Steidl highlights three promising payment trends that might be mainstream in the future – and which will eventually lead to the end of the traditional POS cash register. The way we...
October 2, 2019
Success Factor Smart Checkout – How New Technologies Can Improve Efficiency and Shopping Experience
On the Wirecard blog, we are always curious to see the perspective of external experts. In this guest article, Mathias Gehrckens, Managing Director at Accenture Consulting and retail expert, highlights six ways to digitize checkout in brick-and-mortar stores. [caption id="attachment_2979" align="aligncenter" width="947"] Terminals for self-checkout, as seen at Edeka Paschmann, are just one example of what retailers are currently experimenting...
July 31, 2019
Payment Innovations: A Journey Through the Evolution of Payments from Yesterday to Tomorrow
So many payment innovations - like paying by smartwatch or fingerprint - have become almost so self-evident today that it is all the more fascinating to look back through the history of innovation in payments and see what we can learn about its likely path in the near future and beyond. As with any great innovation or invention, each stage...
April 16, 2019
Wirecard CEO Markus Braun: These Are Our Next-Generation Payment Solutions
What are the most exciting projects for Wirecard at the moment? Where are the important upcoming events for Wirecard? How is Wirecard focusing on empowering businesses and people? CEO Markus Braun personally reports first-hand about the exciting solutions for merchants and consumers that will soon be available from Wirecard – and why everything is about the value-add. Find out more...
March 25, 2019
Exclusive Insights: In E-Commerce, Local Relationships Are Key to Global Wins – 5 Tips for Success
In this blog post, we unpack our findings from The Cross-Border eCommerce Opportunity, a commissioned study by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Wirecard North America, and give you 5 tips for taking your e-commerce business global. History lesson: The first ever online purchase (arguably) was completed in August 1994. Tech entrepreneur Dan Kohn sold a Sting CD to a friend in...
March 7, 2019
Electronic Shelf Labels: 5 Ways They Make Life Easier for Retailers – and Customers Happier
Electronic shelf labels (ESLs) allow retailers to capture the same digital magic that has made e-commerce and m-commerce so successful, while also retaining the unique value that only physical stores can offer. Learn more about the five ways ESLs help brick-and-mortar retailers digitalize their business. E-commerce is big, but stationary retail is still number 1, and for good reason Globally,...
February 8, 2019
pex19: How to make a Light Bulb from a Candle – Learnings from the Payment Exchange
What are the topics, challenges and trends that currently occupy the payment industry – and what are the experts’ answers? These are precisely the questions that this blog regularly deals with. However, to get the bigger picture, the Payment Exchange, or PEX for short, is the place to be. Not long ago, PEX took place in Berlin and was organized...
February 5, 2019
How Technology Changes Chinese New Year – Stimulating a Big Appetite for Food Ordering
Intelligent technology that brings concrete benefits to users changes everything - even a traditional holiday that is thousands of years old. The important Chinese New Year family holiday that started today highlights a huge trend made possible by technology that has gripped the whole of Asia: the food order boom. Find out why more and more people order food online...