In an unusual move, Amazon and Shopify have formed a partnership that lets Shopify merchants integrate Buy With Prime at checkout through an Amazon app in Shopify’s store, with the latter quick to note that merchants still control their brand and customer data within its administrative dashboard. The app will be available to all U.S. merchants in September.
If you’re selling anything online, odds are that part of your sales funnel is dependent on a payment gateway of some sort to accept payments through a bank card or third-party service. Here’s a primer on who the major providers are, the types of payment gateways, what they do, how they work and their pluses and minuses.
Smartphones are so ubiquitous that checkout-less stores taking mobile payments are now a possibility. Most stores, however, are still card- and cash-centric, and will be for a long time. Now open banking technology has created the possibility for direct account-to-account transfers from customer to retailer. This is more resistant to fraud and, crucially for retailers, less expensive per transaction.
Bold Commerce, provider of a headless, composable commerce checkout solution, has a new offering that lets brands and retailers enable checkout directly from a video or email without the intermediate step of visiting a product page, where cart abandonment can happen. The so-called accelerator uses API calls to integrate a checkout link directly into any shopper engagement.
While real-time payments offer retailers faster processing and lower costs, they can unlock new value by enhancing the customer experience, improving loyalty and offering more insight into consumer needs and shopping behaviors. To capitalize on these opportunities, retailers and their PSPs need modern back-office systems designed to operate in a real-time payment environment.
While cryptocurrency can be volatile, for merchants who sell to the tech industry, especially if they deal in blockchain-related technology, and those who want to reach tech-savvy customers looking for the latest digital payment options, accepting cryptocurrency payments can be a great way to build a loyal customer base.
NFTs are currently the hottest thing in tech, and many ecommerce businesses are incorporating them into their business strategies. When we consider the staggering amounts some of them have demanded, this should come as absolutely no surprise. Are NFTs really the future of ecommerce? Read on to find out more.
Retailers should consider the impact their social strategy elements have on customer trust. This includes your choice of social platforms, the payment methods you accept, how you screen orders for fraud and how you safeguard your brand presence on social media. Identify the platforms your customers trust the most.
Building an international presence through cross-border ecommerce is often an incredibly daunting task, even for the most established brands. Following these best practices will help ensure greater success and an overall better customer experience by avoiding supply chain and logistics disruptions while maximizing brand potential.
Even when retailers want to pay suppliers quickly, the inefficiencies of manual accounts payable (AP) and payment processes can get in their way. This involves printing checks, chasing down signatures and mailing. To address these issues, many retailers are using software to automate and optimize services to support those efforts.