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 Platform Economy Megatrend: Why Retailers Should Go Platform – or Risk Missing out
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...
May 14, 2018
Digital Retail: Go Digital –
There might be traditional retailers who think they can ignore the digital revolution. But those should ask themselves the very simple but uncomfortable question that FinTech expert Chris Skinner recently asked retailers on our blog: “Is your business fit for this century?” Let’s face it: Even if certain retailers try to ignore digitalization, one thing is for sure -...
or Go out of Business
April 19, 2018
Chris Skinner in Interview: “Cash Is Not a Good Payment System – We Need to Get Rid of It, and We Will”
In digital times, how can you make your business future-proof? Why are mobile payment adoption rates of some African or Asian countries today ahead of those of America or some European countries? When will our world be cashless? At Wirecard, we are working on answers and solutions to theses questions on a daily basis. Recently, we had the occasion to...
December 11, 2017
Connected Commerce: An IoT-driven Revolution in Retail is happening now
Connected Commerce, the next big step in brick-and-mortar retail, is right around the corner. Learn more about the solutions it brings for stores, the great customer experience it enables and the high-tech that enables it. Rightfully, experts and branch insiders see IoT-driven Connected Stores as currently one of the top issues of retail industry worldwide. This is not surprising as...