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”
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!”
A must-see collection of insights into how shifts in consumer technology will shape consumer behavior between now and 2020.
Last week, over 1000 merchants and payment experts gathered in Berlin for 2017’s Merchant Payment Ecosystem (MPE) conference. Across a packed three days, all of the key issues facing our industry were placed under the microscope, with thrilling keynote speeches and a lot of networking.
On Wednesday, it concluded with the prestigious MPE award ceremony… where Payvision and Acapture took home gold as the best PSP of the year! The Best PSP Award honours the provider that offered the leading overall service over the previous twelve months.
When Payvision launched Acapture a little over one year ago, we knew that a new type of payment service provider (PSP) was needed. Payment processes were not in step with the pace of modern retail. Major PSPs were still relying on bloated, inflexible payment solutions from previous decades, which were slowing down their clients’ growth.
As we built our new platform, we put flexibility and data science at its heart. The flexibility would ensure each client got a solution crafted to their needs, while the data aspect meant changes could be made to improve conversion rates as the client used the solution.
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.