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Booming Swedish e-commerce – with challenges

08 mrt 2017
I was one of the curious attendees in place when the annual E-Barometer report was presented late last month – and as usual it gives some fascinating insights into what’s happening in e-commerce in Sweden. Possibly the only thing growing faster...
Financial Solutions
08 mrt 2017

Booming Swedish e-commerce – with challenges

I was one of the curious attendees in place when the annual E-Barometer report was presented late last month – and as usual it gives some fascinating insights into what’s happening in e-commerce in Sweden. Possibly the only thing growing faster...
  • 24 feb 2017

    Be seen more, sell more

    I’m just back at work after some intensive weeks finishing up my new book “Find Gold in Your Own Channels: Sell More Online – Without Buying More Advertising”. It should be coming out in May this year, and looks at how you can use your own channels to raise your visibility ­– and your sales. Now of course, I hope you all get your copy of the book. But if you can’t wait, you can get a sneak preview at D-Congress on March 9 in...
  • 07 feb 2017

    Höhere Gewinne durch eine höhere Annahmequote

    Zeit für Ihr Unternehmen, einen Gang zuzulegen Sie wissen, dass Ihre Kunden am liebsten auf Rechnung kaufen. Schließlich ist das Deutschlands beliebteste Online-Zahlungsart. Aber der Rechnungskauf hat auch seine Tücken, speziell im Spannungsfeld von Risiken und Chancen. Für Unternehmen wie Ihres ist also der wichtigste Einzelaspekt des Rechnungskaufs das Risikomanagement. Ob Sie das Risiko und die Kreditwürdigkeit eines Kunden richtig...
  • 27 jan 2017

    Being an intern @Arvato: Meeting the founders

    Working for Arvato as a business development intern covers a bunch of elements and we can assure from our own experience that every day was kind of unique. Business development and product portfolio management is about creating new products no other company has had so far. We were working in the fast paced payment industry in Stockholm, the innovative hub of the Nordic countries. This internship gave us room to be creative, bring in our...
  • 26 jan 2017

    Auf ein erfolgreiches 2017!

    Trust’n‘Pay bringt Ihr Business auf allen Kanälen in Form Neues Jahr, neues Glück -  Zeit zum Aufbruch! Die meisten von uns sind mit guten Vorsätzen in das neue Jahr gestartet: Gesünder leben, mehr Zeit für die Familie, mehr Sport, Vorankommen auf der Karriereleiter und das Unternehmen erfolgreicher machen. Eines meiner persönlichen Ziele  ist die erfolgreiche Teilnahme bei der Bike Transalp Challenge 2017, Europas härtestem...
  • 19 jan 2017

    2017: strap yourself in for a bumpy ride

    UPDATE: The bumpy year started off with yet another surprise, when Klarna successfully concluded its acquisition of German payments provider BillPay. After originally withdrawing its offer, as I wrote below, Klarna returned to the table and was able to close the deal. Interesting. - Jan Altersten   2017 is shaping up to be a dramatic year in many ways: the continuing story of Brexit, important elections in Europe, and Donald Trump in...
  • 22 dec 2016

    Summing up 2016 – what a year!

    What a year for payment services and debt collection. If one word summed up 2016 for us and our clients it was growth, proving once again that nothing breeds success like success. In Norway, we announced several new partnerships with, among others, parking operator Europark, data communication service provider Broadnet, mobile payment provider Strex, online grocer Kolonial.no and hardware chain Jernia. In Sweden, Skin City and...
  • 14 dec 2016

    AfterPay Fast Track shows it’s no one-hit wonder

    If you needed further proof that AfterPay Fast Track is on a roll, it came with last weekend’s HOP! Artisan Brewery Weekend in Helsinki.   Showcasing craft breweries from Finland, Estonia and Italy, the festival attracted 1,000 beer lovers to Nosturi, a concert venue in the Punavuori district, for some serious beer tasting, food and music. And their enjoyment was only heightened by the speed and convenience of AfterPay Fast...
  • 12 dec 2016

    Ready to cast your net wider?

    This year Black Friday, America’s busiest shopping day, fell on November 25. Not that I need to tell you that. There’s no avoiding it in Sweden or the rest of Scandinavia either. My inbox was flooded with offers, as was everyone else’s by the sound of it. Some thought it a bit much and wondered why everybody was jumping on the same bandwagon at the risk of being drowned out. However, as I sifted through my inbox, I noted with interest...