February 3, 2017
Why These 5 Ultimate Payment Trends Will Play a Huge Role in 2017
A disruptive mix of consumer-behavioural changes and emerging technologies creates huge opportunities in the payment industry A hot topic for 2017: digitisation means that both shopping habits and payment preferences are changing. Current trends show that internet technology is being used more and more across all shopping channels. Below we look at five payment trends everyone should know about. Trend...
January 25, 2017
Technology Builds the Future Of Retail: It’s all About Combining Different Shopping and Payment Channels Seamlessly
Retailers spend millions on digital change. This will result in more success as consumers are becoming ever-more mobile and connected What is the future of retail about and what does it take to make this future a reality right now? This was just one of the many topics covered at the Digital Life Design Conference (DLD) in Munich. On Monday,...
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...
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....
December 5, 2016
Travel and Mobility in Europe: Digital Channels are on the Fast Track
Today, about two third of the booking volume is made via online portals – but mobile booking is growing rapidly The travel industry is a competitive space, with airlines trying to keep up with consumer demands while providing comfortable and convenient experiences. As the latest Statista research shows, traditional offline channels play a minor role whereas the newest technology is...
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...
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....
April 13, 2016
The Future of Retail is Based on the Seamless Connected Consumer with a Focus on their Needs
The retail sector is in the middle of a revolution. During the Wirecard Exchange Day we discussed how managers can play a part in this change The retail sector has grown strongly in recent years. Small shops have become large stores and huge shopping malls have appeared. But at the same time, a conflict has arisen: The more companies grow,...
March 15, 2016
Here are the Reasons why 2016 will be the Year of Omnichannel in Europe
Omnichannel retail is becoming ever more popular right across Germany and Europe. Here are the reasons behind this trend. Retail goes digital: More and more retailers are selling on the web, making a solid turnover share online and the digitization of the whole customer life cycle is on the breaktrough. This is the result of the latest infographic ‘Digitization in...
February 1, 2016
This Video shows how Consumers will be Guided by Smartphones in the Future
The customer journey will play an increasingly important role for retailers if they want to be successful in the future. This video shows how this journey will work for consumers and retailers In the future, shopping will be very different as it is today. Retailers will be able to draw attention to their services through digital touch points. For example,...