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 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...
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 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,...
January 16, 2019
4 Top Trends that will keep Stationary Retail Successful in 2019
2019 will be a challenging and exciting year for retail. Since so much is currently in a state of upheaval, we notice in discussions with our retail customers that there are sometimes uncertainties or even myths about what the future will bring. In this blog post we want to present our view - and show which we see as the...
December 7, 2018
The Payment Megatrends:
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 Unified Commerce 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...
July 30, 2018
Voice Commerce: Just Another Step in the Disappearance of the User Interface
We are currently seeing rapid development in commerce – some refer to it as “omnichannel”. However, I am convinced that consumers do not categorize in “channels” when buying, or do you remember the situation when you lastly decided to “choose another channel” on your last shopping trip? I don’t. In this article, I’d like to emphasize a technical aspect that...
June 14, 2018
Digital Retail: The POS Must be Exactly Where the Customer is
Retail is currently undergoing radical transformation: smartphones have turned purchasing habits upside down and many customers are migrating from shops and stores to online retailers. Yet there are effective countermeasures – we spoke with digital retail expert Alexander Hahn about digital price tags, smart shopping carts, AI-based customer consultation and other exciting developments. Note: This article is part of...
May 14, 2018
Digital Retail: Go Digital – or Go out of Business
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 -...