Vantiv Acquires Rival Worldpay for $9.94 Billion

| Mike O'Brien

In yet another mega merger in the retail sector, U.S.-based credit card processing firm Vantiv is acquiring UK-based payments technology firm Worldpay in a deal worth $9.94 billion, after J.P. Morgan withdrew its interest in Worldpay. The move give Vantiv greater access to the lucrative European ecommerce and digital payments market.

3 Ways Online Retailers Can Take Smart Risks

| Brigitte Donner

Today, retailers are coming up with new ways to differentiate themselves not just in price, but also in connecting with the consumer. Here are three ways retailers can take smart risks and increase their bottom line.

Why Mobile Payments Are Killing the Checkout Form

| Greg Zakowicz

We talk about omnichannel and the customer experience, how to make it simpler is step one, making it easy to pay is the key to conversion. Here is why mobile is killing the checkout form and what you should know to make the overall experience an easier one.

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Experimenting with Payments to Capture Mobile-First Consumers

| AndyBarker

Today most people use their smartphones to research and browse products before buying online or at a physical store. However, more than half of all online retail traffic in Q4 2016 came from mobile consumers. So why is compelling them to complete mobile purchases proving so elusive? Here is how retailers should use payments to capture mobile-first customers.

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A Guide to Combating High Credit Card Decline Rates

| MCM Staff

For an online merchant, the most important measure of success is almost always the conversion rate: the more customers complete the checkout, the higher your revenues. But there is an equally significant metric that many merchants struggle with, that can impact your business: decline rates. Here are some ways businesses can combat credit card decline rates to ensure success.

Millennials Want Companies to Adopt New Identity Verification Approaches

| Daniela Forte

When it comes to sharing personal information, millennials are extremely reluctant. However, there is a gap between millennials wanting to secure access on all connected devices and their willingness to sharing data. Here is what retailers need to know about what millennials want when it comes to sharing their personal information.