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Payment Gateways 101: Examples, Benefits and Drawbacks

| Burkhard Berger

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 and how they work and their pluses and minuses.

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Automating Supplier Payments Adds Value

| Matt Friend

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.

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BNPL Can Ease Inflation Pain

| Natasha Zurnamer

As inflation continues to slam consumers worldwide, alternative payment options such as Buy Now, Pay Later can go some way to helping alleviate the pain of higher prices. BNPL is an increasingly popular payment option, with loans usually incurring neither interest charges nor fees, and few require hard credit checks.

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Simpler Ecommerce Checkout Increases Conversions

| Michelle Wood

Ecommerce checkout is getting complicated and competitive. Consumers can choose a variety of checkout options. While this may be convenient, the question for retailers is, are you providing too many options and creating a source of friction that’s contributing to high bounce rates and cart abandonment? You need to simplify.

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The BNPL Explosion and Digital Revolving Credit

| Tim Harris

In 2022, a new category of ecommerce financing will gain prominence in the BNPL space to address this popular buying category: Recurring purchases. Digital revolving credit offers far greater benefits for merchants, enabling them to leverage predictable revenue streams and create loyal, long-term customers.

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Big-Ticket Purchases Go Omnichannel

| Ronda Slaven

While it’s not surprising that online purchases have increased during the pandemic, 25% of shoppers made big-ticket purchases without ever entering a store. Mobile usage throughout the purchase journey is also up significantly, with 76% of consumers using mobile devices to research products and make purchases. 

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Standing Out in a Future of Seamless Payments

| Ed Whitehead

For an ecommerce business, seamless payments are vital. According to one study from Baymard, 18% of U.S. online shoppers have ditched their cart in the last three months due to long and complicated checkout processes.
Now is the time to improve seamless payments for your ecommerce business. Here are some tips to guide you.

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Enhanced Payment Processes Improve Customer Loyalty

| Andy Orrock

With online and store checkout being such a vital part of the overall customer experience, prioritize enhancing your payment processes to ensure a smooth and frictionless journey. This leads to lower online cart abandonment rates, larger basket sizes, higher retention rates and more revenue. Here three critical elements to include.

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5 Reasons Why Checks and Cash Are Slowing You Down

| Mikkel Hyldebrandt

For the logistics industry, historically heavily reliant on a checks and cash economic system, converting to consumer-like electronic payments similar to Venmo or Paypal was fast-tracked for many out of a necessity to limit exposure to the coronavirus. It also proved to be a revelation of unrealized, long-lasting advantages.

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Subscription Ecommerce Payment: 7 Key Considerations

| Krish Subramanian

Subscription ecommerce is complicated, and brands that jump in unaware may find themselves taken aback by a number of challenges, with payment at the top of the list. Yet building a successful subscription ecommerce business is worth the effort. Here are 7 thing to consider in order to help your program be a winner.