My long wait at Slush got me thinking about how to take the pain out of paying at large venues and events. After meeting the CEO of mFabrik it became clear that we had the services and technology to do just that. So we joined forces and AfterPay Fast Track saw the light of day – or the light of night, to be more precise, given that it made its debut at a rock festival in March.
To say there is a lot going on in the area of payments is probably an understatement, with new technical features and partnerships opening doors for more convenient ways to pay. The way we shop online has changed dramatically in recent years and this revolution is spreading rapidly to physical environments such as stores, cafes and public transportation.
Traditional card companies such as Visa...
Someone reminded me recently of two predictions I made in a panel discussion in 2008. I got one right, and one wrong. So of course I am going to make a new prediction (I like doing that).
The one I got right was that mobile phones would become the universal tool for banking and payments. It wasn´t really too much of a bold prediction, and I was certainly not the only one having these thoughts...
Two sure signs of autumn in the Norwegian e-commerce market are the DIBS e-Commerce report and Bring’s e-commerce and Bring's retail conference Load. Both cover developments and trends in the e-commerce industry and both gets loads of attention. If you want to be a player, you can’t afford to miss them. But here’s some of the key takeouts just in case.
The latest e-commerce report from...
The first Emeet of the autumn was held on 7 September in Gothenburg in the newly constructed Park49, an office building housing the West Sweden Chamber of Commerce among others.
As always, the e-commerce conference attracted a large gathering of e-tailers of all sizes. During the day, there were opportunities for visitors to hear presentations, to discuss current topics within the word of...
Ever since we launched AfterPay, our payment solution for e-commerce, in September last year, we have continually worked to integrate AfterPay with big, local e-commerce platforms such as Askås, as well as international open source providers such as Magento, PrestaShop and OpenCart. All in the name of making it as convenient as possible for merchants out there to get started with...
Have you heard about FANG? FANG is an acronym for Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google and, according to Professor Kjell A. Nordström (author of Funky Business), FANG rules the world. If you’re not connected, you’re out.
FANG was just one key takeaway from this year’s Future of Business conference. At the conference, Nordström also shared his belief that in order to be successful in...
Our business intelligence strategy is built on using our data both to better serve our clients’ needs and to continually improve your customer experience every step of the purchase process. Using our pay-after-delivery services should always be a pleasure for your customers, from shopping, ordering, paying and coming back to shop with you again and again.
We have previously discussed the...
We launched our new AfterPay pay-after-delivery service last year, and we think it is by far the best on the market. Of course we do. But what makes AfterPay best? It’s not just that it delivers higher conversion rates, or the way it makes it easier for your customers to buy. The secret is how it helps you understand your customers, so you know how and when they buy. That is the arvato...
Last week arvato attended the easyFairs e-commerce trade show in Oslo, both as sponsors of the e-commerce stage and to talk about our own digital payment solution AfterPay.
This year the e-commerce stage was more popular than ever, with a 22% increase in visitors compared with 2015. Clear evidence, if any was needed, that online retail is where its at in the Nordic region. And if one message...