Payment Options

How an Alternative Payment Method is Driving Increased Conversions for Betabrand
December 15, 2016 at 4:27 pm

In episode 66 of Total Retail Talks, Aaron Magness, chief marketing officer for Betabrand, an online apparel retailer and crowdfunding platform, discusses how the company is using an alternative payment method (APM) from Affirm to increase its site conversion rate. In addition, Magness offers his advice to other retailers looking to integrate APMs into their…

4 Things Retailers Need to Know About the EMV Impact in 2017
November 30, 2016 at 8:58 am

We’ve just passed the one-year anniversary of EMV adoption in the U.S., and it’s still a hot topic in the payments and retail industry. Microchip cards are here to stay, and retailers can’t afford to ignore their impact in the year to come.

Consumer Shopping Behavior: Expectations and General Security Concerns This Holiday Season
November 21, 2016 at 9:53 am

It’s no secret that Black Friday has signaled the beginning of the holiday shopping season for many years now. In 2014 and 2015, Black Friday and Cyber Monday proved to be seminal events for U.S. retailers. Sales records were smashed — and websites crashed — as frenzied shoppers snapped up deals and promotions. Will the…

The Age of Traditional Credit Card Processing is Dwindling
November 1, 2016 at 12:54 pm

The days of traditional credit card processing are dwindling. In a time of high-level data breaches and ID theft, shoppers and retailers all over the world have naturally started to demand greater security. EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) is a chip-based payment technology that will be replacing swipe-and-sign processing technology. These cards now come armed with…

How Age, Gender, Culture Affect Online Behaviors
October 31, 2016 at 9:48 am

In episode 59 of Total Retail Talks, Ian Wisbey, senior manager, global retail at Worldpay, a payments processing company, discusses the key findings from the company's recent research report, Why Do They Pay That Way?, as well as the implications for retailers based on the survey's findings. From how millennials prefer to pay for online…

A Look at the Retail Payment Landscape With PayPal
October 17, 2016 at 1:09 pm

The payment landscape for online and offline retailers is getting wider and deeper every day. To discuss some key payment trends taking place within the retail industry, Elina Vilk, head of marketing, enterprise solutions, PayPal, joined us on episode 57,  of Total Retail Talks, sponsored by Synchrony Financial. Vilk discusses the mobile payment landscape, how data…

Vera Bradley Investigating Data Breach
October 13, 2016 at 9:55 am

Vera Bradley has reported that payment cards used at its retail stores were potentially hacked over a two-month period this summer. A spokeswoman for the company said that the card transactions occurred between July 25 and Sept. 23, and that online transactions weren’t affected by this breach. Vera Bradley then launched an investigation that showed…