Merchant companies have fallen behind the retail banking and fintech industries in terms of payments innovation. A new report from ACI Worldwide and Ovum details regional differences in terms of progression along the innovation maturity curve, as well as the characteristics of organizations that are ahead of the pack.
Global payments are getting much easier for customers to transact with retailers overseas. The advent of new technologies in the checkout experience such as Apple Pay and Amazon Pay is becoming more prominent as shoppers get more comfortable with mobile commerce. Here are some of the latest trends in global payments and how they are impacting the retail landscape.
China and India are the most advanced in terms of cross-border payment technology and providing options to make the process as friction-free as possible, according to data from Worldpay. See what trends are shaping cross-border payments in Latin America and which markets are most popular for U.S. merchants to sell into.
One year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota vs. Wayfair forever changed the ecommerce taxation landscape in the U.S. In the latest MCM CommerceChat podcast, we talk with Mike Bernard, chief tax officer at Vertex, about the ripple effects from the ruling impacting the entire ecommerce ecosystem.
The gulf between industry policy and the practical realities of the market creates vulnerabilities and opens the door for new threats like friendly fraud and cyber shoplifting. Visa and Mastercard are stepping up to take this challenge seriously. But is it enough? What’s really needed is a consistent process across card brands.
Fanbank, a Santa Monica, CA-based startup, aims to give small business owners a greater opportunity to reach online buyers by creating digital credits that can be redeemed in brick-and-mortar stores through Facebook ad campaigns. The ads show up in shoppers’ newsfeeds, and soon will be publishable on a merchant’s Facebook page.