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...
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...
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...
Change really is a constant for much of the world today. This year has been characterised by change, both positive and negative, in people’s lives, in international relations and in the financial markets, across the Nordic region and around the world.
By its nature, change is often unpredictable. You make plans, but you can never really predict the future. One of the only things you can be...
In physics, friction is a force that resists the movement between two surfaces that come into contact with each other. Friction is caused by the roughness of these surfaces.
Friction is also something we all want to minimise in customer journeys on the internet. Buying and selling should be simple. As soon as there is any resistance, as soon as a customer has to think twice and make choices...