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The Retailer Riddle – New Payment Acceptance Ain’t That Easy

Peter Reville |

New payments are coming! New payments are coming! In all the research I have done with merchants over the years, the one overarching mantra for them is “sell more stuff”. In order to do that, they need to attract and retain customers.  Therefore, the customer experience becomes paramount. Ultimately, these new ways to pay would
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Das Bargeldsverbot, or, Ban Cash: A German Proposal

Nitin Sumangali |

While the term “cashless society” is bandied about globally with some freedom, European countries appear to be on the leading edge when it comes to inching this idea into reality. I’ve written about countries like Sweden reporting that their cash usage is dropping to about 10 to 15 percent of transactions. This weekend, the German
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The Stembergian Principal of eCommerce

John Gaffney |

When I first started covering eCommerce Ricky Martin was “Livin’ La Vida Loca.” “Isis” was an obscure Bob Dylan song. Google had distinguished itself only by being Yahoo’s search engine infrastructure. Back there in the last century I distinctly remember interviewing Staples co-founder Tom Stemberg on the occasion of his company launching an eCommerce site.
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Aite Predicts 130% CAGR for U.S. Mobile Payments 2015-2020

Theodore Iacobuzio |

Sober-sided Aite Group research is publishing a paper today predicting that U.S. mobile proximity payments will rise from $7.5 billion gross dollar volume (GDV) this year to $487 billion in 2020. Aite doesn’t do the calc, but your agent figures that’s a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 130 percent. Give or take. No joking,
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