June 13, 2019
Cashless Think Tank #6
The future is cashless – this is what our Wirecard experts regularly report on this blog. But as we also find other perspectives exciting, we have asked various experts with different backgrounds for their insights, experiences and opinions about cashless as part of our "Cashless Think Tank" interview series (click here to read all parts published so far). Today we...
Markos Zachariadis: “Payment Will Not Just Be Cashless, but Smart”
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...
January 4, 2019
DLD Discussion: The Future of Intelligent Transport & Connected Mobility
Artificial Intelligence: this is no longer just a buzz word. AI is about to change our everyday life – including our mobility. So how exactly is AI going to change the way people travel? How does the specific use of AI in mobility look in this context? And what are the biggest challenges? These and other topics were discussed at...
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 -...
May 4, 2018
3 Simple-to-use Business Analytics Methods for Digital Retail to Improve Customer Retention
Digital Retail is coming – a true revolution that offers retailers many new opportunities. But at the same time seriously endangers the competitiveness of all those who ignore or do not understand this trend. Various data-driven methods enable retailers to understand their customers better than ever before. This means that merchants can address them in a more personalized way across...
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...
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...
July 10, 2017
WeChat Pay points the way – from mere payment to customer interaction channels
The history of payment is strongly linked to the history of civilization. It’s still evolving and now we’ve entered the phase of mobile payment. China takes the lead – e.g. with its payment solution WeChat Pay which is outstanding in many ways. When thinking about the history of payment, we’ve come a long way. We already talked about it more...
June 1, 2017
Why and How Artificial Intelligence is shaping the Future of Retail
The new power of today’s businesses is data. Learn more about where the key potentials for retail are. For a long time, the dynamic of economic growth was mainly based on technical, physical or software innovations. A functional, durable and well-conceived “hardware” and “software” were at the center of customers’ and companies’ attention. But this is no longer enough: In...
May 22, 2017
How to Effectively Use Big Data Streams from Customer Touchpoints
Learn more about how to increase profitability of sustainable customer relationships via Smart Data: In times of growing digitalization, today’s customers are more empowered and connected than ever before. Order new shoes with advice from family or friends while taking the bus to go to work – this is already the new normal: Today’s customer wants to buy anything anytime from...