CROWDYHOUSE, the premier launch platform and marketplace for the world’s best designers and makers, allows design fans to buy directly from the source. It won the Accenture Innovation Award in 2014 and was one of WIRED’s 100 Hot European Startups in 2015.
In its early days, CROWDYHOUSE’s local Dutch payment service provider was all the company needed to handle the transactions being made on its platform. Yet, as it entered a period of rapid growth, it quickly became apparent the innovative marketplace would need a more powerful payment solution.
Back in 2013, IBM told the world that 90% of its data had been created during the previous two year period. Three years later, it is clear that the era of Big Data is here to stay. What is less certain, however, is what the average business should be doing to take advantage of the situation.
For those of us in the omnichannel payments industry, however, there can be no hesitation. Data science gives us the chance to offer a new standard of payment services to merchants, with solutions that adapt based on systematic analysis of the oceans of key data accrued from the long list of potential sources: from sales channels to public government information to social media data and more.
At the beginning of 2016, many were predicting it would be the ‘Omnichannel Year’, a time in which consumer demands would dominate. Now, as 2017 looms into view, those predictions are being proved correct. Merchants are beginning to see omnichannel retail as a must-have rather than a possible choice.
We believe going omnichannel is not just a trend but rather a major development in a merchant’s business performance. To illustrate this, here we list the three most important things you are missing out on if you do NOT go omnichannel.
While video gaming is booming across the globe, the industry differs massively from region to region. More specifically, the gamer in one country behaves and buys very differently than the gamer in another.
One of the keys to successfully entering a new country in the games market will be offering the right payment methods for that region. To illustrate this, let’s look at some of the world’s most lucrative regions and consider how gamer payment preferences differ once you cross the border.
If you work in online gaming, you don’t need me to tell you that your industry is booming. What I can tell you, however, is that a weak payment solution could massively harm your revenue regardless of how big your consumer base might be.
There are many ways that PSPs can hinder the development of online games companies, including a lack of payment options, slow checkouts that interrupt gameplay and much, much more.
In 2015, Payvision launched Acapture with one goal in mind: to set a new standard in the payments industry.
We saw that merchants were dealing with inflexible, legacy payment platforms that were slowing down international growth. This made us determined to craft a complete omnichannel solution, one built using the most cutting-edge technology to suit the pace of modern retail.