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 Be a Popular Payment Method 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...
December 21, 2015
It is Now Easier Than Ever for European Retailers to Install Alipay
Alipay is now available in a simple way for European retailers. This has many advantages for those who have a lot of Chinese customers About one week ago, the most popular mobile Wallet in China, Alipay, made a substantial step forward: From now on, the online payment service can be easily integrated into European checkouts. As the parent company and...
December 10, 2015
Omnichannel Trends 2015: Mobile is The New Retail Hub
As research shows, more and more shoppers are using their smartphone to check the availability of products and look for stores nearby According to the eMarketer Omnichannel Trends 2015, mobile is the new retail hub. The first part of the research looks at the ways in which U.S. smartphone owners plan to use their mobile device while holiday shopping. First...
November 12, 2015
Why Modern Cards are Anything but Traditional
Card payments have become part of everyday life. But did you know, latest technology can bring a lot of new opportunities There’s no getting around it: payment cards are here to stay in day-to-day shopping. Nowadays, consumers don’t think twice about using their bank cards or their credit or debit cards. Credit and debit cards are the favorite means of...