December 22, 2017
Retailers: How to Win the Repeat Business of Millennials – Explained by a Millennial
Millennials? Aren’t they those spoiled, fickle, entitled children who live entirely online, unable to function without their smartphones? It’s time to bust the myth about this generation of 21 to 35-year-old digital natives – which happens to be my generation. I actually have one foot in the Millennial generation and one foot in Generation X, as the oldest of the...
October 16, 2017
Future Talk – The New Era of Commerce
What will the retail of tomorrow look like? How can companies generate and interpret customer data in order to enable a great customer journey? Which kind of experience do customers wish and why is in-store storytelling so important? These were just some of the questions discussed recently by three top-management experts at "Darwins Circle". This event took place in the...
September 27, 2017
Mission “Pay with your Smartphone”
Mobile payment – people have to try it to see how easy, secure and convenient it is! This is why we got in touch with German business editors, money experts and video bloggers Timo and Mario, well-known to many from their video blog “Mission Money”. So they give mobile payment a try, using the boon app by Wirecard on their...
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...
August 9, 2017
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 recent Advanced Payment Report will give you answers to these and many more questions. Here is a brief overview of some of the report’s most interesting results: 1. Technology is at the heart of any...
July 21, 2017
5 things a future-proof ePOS terminal must provide
For static, “closed” POS terminals the final hour is approaching – now the new era of cutting-edge ePOS terminals has begun. Currently, there is a lot of moving and shaking on the international payment scene: There are new players, like the multitude of innovative and disruptive FinTech companies New methods, like Alipay or WeChat Pay New customer solutions, like mobile...
March 9, 2017
These are the Essential
No cash please, we’re American: Learn more about the main trends on the US payment market! The United States with its 320 million inhabitants is not only one of the largest domestic markets, but also possesses the biggest GDP worldwide and as a result has one of the highest purchasing power index per capita. So there are many good reasons...
Payment Trends in the US
December 8, 2016
What Does the New ‘Martini Consumer’ Mean for Retail Operating Models?
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere! What does the new ‘martini consumer’ mean for retail operating models? It means that businesses need to be prepared for an ever shifting process of adaption. In the retail industry it can be all too easy to overcomplicate things, both in terms of the terminology we use, and the way we look at, and analyse, certain markets....
September 28, 2016
The Future of POS: Shoppers and Retailers are Ready for Digital Innovation
This infographic shows how retailers will reinvent POS in the next few years by realizing a bunch of the latest trends like in-store mobile solutions In the last years, the modernization of POS systems got more and more important for retailers. We have seen a lot of merchants venture into omnichannel solutions and try in-store marketing solutions to enrich the...
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...