Last week, a team of product managers, developers and sales reps from our various markets braved the icy November darkness of Helsinki to attend Slush, one of the world’s hottest tech startup events.
This year, 17,000 people, 2,000 start-ups and 800 venture capitalists from more than 120 countries gathered to listen to insights and new business models while networking and sharing with their...
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...
Netthandel.no did a great job arranging their first all-day conference NXT, scoring a full house with 500 participants! Having a great line-up of presenters, they attracted many merchants from a range of web stores, and also some service providers, such as us with AfterPay.
One of the focus areas was the willingness to change as a key component in achieving success in retail and e-commerce....
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...
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...
Many industry buzzwords are just hype, but some actually do make people think in new ways. In my time in the payment industry, I have seen a lot of them come and go: big data, omni-channel, responsive design, mobile, one-click and conversion, to name a few.
Big Data was the Next Big Thing in e-commerce in early 2013 – and it is just as relevant today with competition in e-commerce getting...
“It’s fine, I’m just looking.” What a familiar scene this is to the shop assistant in a store. It is the same with a bunch of abandoned shopping baskets in an online store – both scenarios are far too familiar for many merchants.
Well, there are always people who spend their time just wandering around, in both physical stores and online. However, it is important to remember that...
What is the biggest thing driving us as consumers to shift so much of our shopping online? For me, like for so many others, the biggest is convenience.
Shopping online gives me access to products that aren’t available in the shops down the road. It lets me get prices I could otherwise only find overseas or tax-free. I can go shopping any time of the day – I can buy those spare parts for my...
Today, we are very happy to have the ability to announce the very first Insight Report of arvato Finanical Solutions Nordics. Please pay attention to Pauline Hermansson (our Head of Nordic Strategy & Innovation) showing her perspective on the current movements in the payment industry.
E-commerce removes many barriers to international retail expansion, but significant challenges remain. The...