Shot of a young hiker using her laptop while sitting on top of a mountain
At some point most of us have had to visit the emergency room at our local hospital for one thing or another. Whether it was for a broken limb or because it was the weekend and we were in too much pain or discomfort to wait until Monday to see our local GP.
Whatever the reason, it was probably a last resort as we all know how long that takes. Hours in most cases – and even then you might have...
No doubt many of you were thinking of going cross-border this summer – and not just on holiday.
Hundreds of you have signed up for our free guide to cross-border e-commerce, with almost 500 downloads already. But if you spent most of your time on the beach, it’s not too late to check out the Arvato Payments Review for essential insights into payment methods, consumer behaviour, and risk and...
I can’t remember the last time I paid for something with cash. And I hardly use cards either – well, not in the traditional sense. Increasingly my phone is my wallet. Like millions of other Swedes, I prefer to “Swish” rather than swipe, using the real-time mobile payment platform of the same name.
Swish originally started out as a way for people to transfer money to each other, but it...
There’s a lot going on in payments just now, with a lot of talk around Apple Pay and Samsung Pay sewing up the market for mobile wallets. We even have AliPay, the mobile-payment heavyweight run by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, moving into Europe and the US to corner the market for Chinese tourists (and possibly the rest of us).
As our Payments Review shows, you need to know the lay of the...
We all know that customer retention is cheaper than acquisition, but how does loyalty play out when it comes to e-commerce? How can online retailers avoid being reduced to price tags? The answer is to see the payment process as crucial to the customer journey.
I don’t know about you but I can’t stand grocery shopping. Chaos in the car park, endless aisles and slow checkout queues drive me...
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...
It's great to see how the interest for AfterPay Fast Track is already starting to grow - it might just be what we were all waiting for. Like an early Christmas present.
There is an expression in Swedish: “if you are waiting for something good, you can never wait too long”. Many people these days adjust it a little: If you are waiting for something good, you ALWAYS wait too long.
With any big idea, the challenge often comes when you have to turn it into reality. When we were developing AfterPay Fast Track, our new NFC-enabled instant payment system, we saw challenges that our clients were facing, and knew that we could do something about them.
As we had seen from the relatively slow adoption of NFC-based mobile payments, it is one thing to know you have a game-changer...
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...
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...