I saw an article the other month about how Mastercard has started trialling a payment card that uses the same fingerprint-scanning technology as mobile phones to verify cardholders’ identities. The payments giant said the biometric card would help deliver “additional convenience and security” and “help cardholders get on with their lives knowing their payments are protected”.
There are lots of great sayings and quotes around e-commerce. The best ones capture the very essence of successful e-commerce, and spell out the dos and the don’ts.
Let’s start with a quote from Seth Godin, American entrepreneur, marketer, public speaker and author of books including Tribes, Linchpin and Free Prize Inside:
“Maybe the reason it seems that price is all your customers care...
Small payments (often called micropayments) are everywhere these days, often connected with mobility or mobile devices. Buses, fast food, cinemas, digital purchases … you name it. Several years have gone by since I first started discussing this phenomenon with companies trying to find a way to offer cost-effective micropayments to their customers.
In the earliest years of this millennium, I...
There will be very few people reading this who have not bought something online: some clothes, maybe, or shoes, music on Spotify or a Netflix subscription. E-commerce is an integral part of consumer retail, or B2C as we call it in the trade, and everyone can see the benefits.
But how many of us have made purchases online for our business? B2B, as it is known, is not quite as mature when it...
Okay, I really think omnichannel is one of the most important trends in retail. So no points for guessing where I spent much of my day at the Kauppa 2016 Breaking Boundaries event in Helsinki last week.
The morning break-out session “Omnichannel: Digitalisation and customer experience” was one of the most interesting, largely thanks to Lasse Kalmi. The Development Director at building...
The internet has changed the way we all buy products and services, both online and offline.
You might now visit a shop, discover an item of interest, and then go online to evaluate all the options around that product. Another trend is to surf the internet for products, then visit a physical store to see the item before going back online to order it.
Traditionally, physical stores and web...
After many years on the client side, most recently as Nordic E-commerce Manager at Apollo Travel Group, it feels incredibly exciting to have the chance to work with e-commerce development on the supplier side, as Head of E-Commerce at arvato Financial Solutions Sweden.
There is probably an old vision of online payment that it is boring and difficult - nothing could be more wrong today: a good,...
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...