Payment Options

Small Retailers Should Review Payment Security Controls as Fraudsters Shift Focus Post-EMV
October 29, 2019 at 2:51 pm

For small and midsized retailers, the upgrade to EMV-enabled terminals represented a significant and, in many cases, reluctant investment. Because credit card companies like Mastercard and Visa had been covering fraudulent purchases, many small businesses didn’t have visibility into the cost of fraud. Only when threatened with the liability for these losses did they upgrade.…

Experience is the New Loyalty
September 20, 2019 at 2:26 pm

An increasingly competitive U.S. retail market and reports of store closures demonstrate how tricky it can be to adapt to the evolution of global e-commerce. Recent research conducted by Klarna shows that to survive, savvy retailers need a seamless cross-channel experience — creating an inspiring and fun experience across the entire customer journey, while maintaining…

Apple Launches Apple Card for US Consumers
August 21, 2019 at 1:44 pm

Apple announced Tuesday it will now accept applications for its Apple Card credit card from anyone in the U.S., reports Cnet.com. The retail giant, which did an invite-only soft launch for the card earlier this month, has made the card available and managed entirely on the Apple Wallet app on mobile devices, where users can…

Cultural Norms and Regional Nuances Make all the Difference in Cross-Border E-Commerce
August 9, 2019 at 10:02 am

The prospect of entering unfamiliar markets can be intimidating. But for online retailers, expanding overseas is a crucial step toward future revenue growth. Forrester predicts that 17 percent of online purchases in 2023 will be cross-border, accounting for a total of $736 billion globally. Online shoppers are increasingly purchasing products without hesitation from countries other than their…

E-Commerce and the Unbanked
July 8, 2019 at 10:51 am

A cashless society may seem to be the best thing for e-commerce, but online retailers face hidden impacts in the push to a cashless future. You could be missing out on a growing segment of consumers who lack traditional banking resources (aka the underbanked) and creating friction points in your customer experience without even knowing…

How Retailers Benefit From Controlling Their Payment Ecosystems
June 26, 2019 at 11:42 am

The retail payment ecosystem has evolved over the years to include a vast array of payment options for consumers. Mobile payments are on the rise, as an estimated 20.2 percent of U.S. consumers made use of them in 2018. As this trend grows into the new way of doing business, Mobile Merchant even predicts that…

Glitch Preventing Target Customers From Making Purchases Has Been Fixed
June 17, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Target said a systemwide outage that prevented customers from making purchases at its stores on Saturday has been fixed. The two-hour outage, which affected its cash registers, was caused by an internal technology problem, the retail chain said, without giving further details. “After an initial but thorough review, we can confirm that this was not…

Global E-Commerce Trends for Digital Goods and Subscriptions
June 6, 2019 at 4:11 pm

E-commerce continues to evolve; therefore, it’s critical for e-commerce merchants to recognize the trends and be empowered to make better business decisions to drive sales. Some of the trends related to global online sales of digital goods and subscriptions are highlighted by 2Checkout, a digital commerce provider, in its Q1 2019 Digital Commerce Benchmark Report,…

The Psychology of an Online Shopper: Why Merchants Must Prioritize Security
June 5, 2019 at 10:17 am

There's an undeniable convenience that comes with shopping online — a few clicks of a button and a parcel arrives at your doorstep the next day. The ability to be able to shop 24/7 saves consumers time and money, which online merchants can capitalize on by sending discounts direct to customers. However, while shopping online is…