When it comes to shopping online, mobile is the new normal.
According to eMarketer, global m-commerce sales rose 40% last year to USD1.357 trillion. And as we round the corner to the holiday season, smartphones are predicted to account for 68% of retail sales. Read more “Decoding the mobile payments ecosystem”
‘Tis the season to be jolly – and shop ‘til you drop. Yes, it’s still November, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, leading us right into the busiest shopping time of the year. Read more “Unwrap this season’s top retail trends”
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The revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will soon come into effect across the European Economic Area (EEA), bringing with it a long list of changes to how online transactions are handled. Read more “PSD2 made easy: A quick guide to the clear choice for marketplaces”
For many companies, “data science” represents some kind of alchemy. Put a coin in the machine, pull the lever, and watch as your organization magically transforms into the next Netflix or Amazon.
Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. And despite costly investments into hiring expensive data scientists, consultants and machine learning engineers, most companies aren’t actually seeing any ROI. Read more “4 ways to improve your data science ROI”
Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been integrated into game design, and it’s now at the forefront of some of the industry’s most cutting-edge techniques. Machine learning—an area of AI where the computer is able to learn and adapt to new data without being explicitly programmed—now offers game developers a massive advantage in one significant area: reducing payment fraud. Read more “How the video gaming industry is using machine learning to fight fraud”
For all the buzz around it, virtual reality (VR) has yet to truly take off. Although it hasn’t exactly had a breakthrough, VR gaming is seeing lateral growth and innovation across a range of trends. Here are the ones to keep your eye on. Read more “VR gaming trends to watch out for in 2018 “
Looking for the latest retail trends and best practices from the most inspiring brands and key opinion leaders? We’ve got you covered! Since retail is one of our favorite topics and we’re always looking into what’s trending in the retail world, we now share with you our takeaways from the most recent edition of the Internet Retailing Expo that took place in Birmingham, UK, in April.
Read more “Retail trends and insights from IRX 2017”
In an industry as rapidly changing as gaming, it’s never easy to predict the future. At Acapture, however, we specialize in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to payments. Here’s our view on how some of the current trends in gaming could influence video game payments solutions in the coming years.
Read more “What’s the future of video game payments?”
In the omnichannel retail era, merchants have an ever increasing amount of payment data streaming back to them from various sources – in-store, online, mobile and social. This massive volume of information is one of the modern retailer’s most valuable assets when it comes to better understanding their consumer, improving their payment authorization rates and locking out fraud. And yet, properly leveraging payment data requires expertise, resources and a lot of time. That’s why, of the mountains of data produced, less than 0.5% is ever analysed and used by retailers.
Read more “Payment data: the key that unlocks real omnichannel retail success”
On May 30 and 31, two major conferences will be hitting Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam: Tech Live! and Ecommerce Live! Created by Emerce, these major events will deliver a complete view of where the current ecommerce market is headed and how those involved in the sector should prepare.
Read more “Join us at Tech Live! and Ecommerce Live!”