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...
December 7, 2018
The Payment Megatrends – #7:
Digital platforms are currently disrupting business models in all countries and industries, ushering in the new era of the platform economy. What central advantages does this megatrend bring for providers and consumers, and why has payment always been a pioneer in this area, now building the basis for an all-round successful shopping experience and redefining retail? Find out more in...
November 22, 2018
Why Omnichannel is Mandatory Worldwide – and 5 More Top Findings from the Wirecard Holiday Shopping Report
The results are in! Our recently published International Holiday Shopping Report provides some exclusive insights about international shopping behavior. By surveying more than 3000 consumers in seven key markets across a broad spectrum of demographics, we’re able to reveal unique insights into what matters most to shoppers. The results show which holiday shopping events are quickly rising in prominence and...
November 13, 2018
11.11 – Why Singles’ Day is the Asian Dragon of eCommerce in the East
Singles’ Day has grown from a small and ironic event to the biggest shopping event in the world and has helped Chinese online trading to great popularity, efficiency and innovation. The annual event that outpaces US online sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined merges pop culture, entertainment and shopping, and sets a new global standard for eCommerce. 2018’s...
November 9, 2018
Wirecard Survey: Among US Shoppers, Convenience is King
US shoppers are ready to use a wealth of resources if it means finding a better deal or making their shopping experience faster and more convenient. Understanding how to create their own integrated mobile / eCommerce / in-store experience can help retailers stay a step ahead. For our second Consumer Insights Survey of 2018, we zoomed in on how consumers...