August 16, 2019
The Other Half of Payments: 5 Key Findings on How to Optimize Disbursements
US consumers place a high value on convenience when paying, meaning a smooth checkout experience is key to how they feel about a company or brand — and whether they’ll stay loyal. But acquiring payments is only half the picture. Disbursements scenarios like refunds, rebates, and rewards are opportunities to increase organizational efficiency, drive positive buyer behaviors, and even win...
May 7, 2018
6 Ways Technology is fundamentally transforming Retail
Why is technology at the heart of any retail strategy? Why is omnichannel imperative? Why would retailers accept new payment methods? The findings of the Advanced Payment Report will give you answers to these and many more questions. Note: This article is part of our #DigitalRetail series - click here for an overview Here is a brief overview of some...
February 20, 2018
The Payment Megatrends:
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August 18, 2017
Market Insights: Brazil, a huge Market with great Potential
How do Brazilians prefer to pay? How many of them shop online and how widespread is mobile payment? Learn more about it in this article and from our infographic! Brazil is one of four emerging economies, also known as the BRIC countries - some analysts identify it as an emerging world power. Brazil’s exports include much more than agricultural products like...
March 29, 2017
5 New Insights about Payment in the DACH Region
The ECC Payment Study vol. 21 shows what online merchants need to know about payment to avoid discouraging shoppers. What payment methods are most popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with e-commerce customers – and why? What are the payment methods of the future – and how intensively are they currently being used? By Sabine Risse, ECC / IFH Köln These...
December 23, 2016
Christian von Hammel-Bonten Talks About The Next Big Wave of Digital Commerce
MEF’s Tim Green talked to Christian von Hammel-Bonten, Executive Vice President Global Product Strategy at Wirecard, about the next big wave of digital commerce on the high streets. By mastering digital-first commerce, Wirecard has become one of the world’s fastest growing companies. Now, it’s turning its attention to the digitalisation of the retail industry. MEF’s Tim Green talked to Wirecard’s...
November 11, 2016
Part 4 of our “Simply Uncomplicated” Series: What is Open Payment?
Open Payment is the next big thing in the payment industry. But what is exactly behind it? Today, merchants rely more than ever on offering customer-friendly, state-of-the-art payment solutions, at the POS, for e-commerce or for smartphones. This is where open payment concepts come into play: freely available, open-source platforms guarantee more freedom of choice and considerably reduce transaction...
September 1, 2016
The Way in Which we Use Wearable Technology is Rapidly Changing
The concept of connected living is giving wearables a new lease of life: as a wallet. Advancing digitisation goes hand in hand with a boom in wearables, as the significance of the Internet of Things shifts beyond simply interacting with a smartphone touchscreen. Secure identification and new forms of real-time communication are at the core of payment processes using wearables....
July 26, 2016
Three Trends Reveal: Online Games Enjoying a Major Renaissance
Are mobile games outpacing online games? Certainly not. In fact, three current trends prove that online games are on the verge of a comeback. The longevity and continued development of existing online games, together with new cross-platform and multi-device games, promise a successful future for the online games market. Reliable global payment solutions help companies to monetise their games sustainably...
July 8, 2016
Why Alipay will become one of the most Popular Payment Methods in Europe
A further step towards cashless payments: Chinese tourists can now pay with their Alipay Wallet across Europe and outside China Europe is the most popular travel destination for Chinese tourists: In 2013, approximately 1.7 million Chinese tourists visited Germany. In 2014, there were even approximately 2 million tourists visiting from China and the number is on the rise. Shopping is...