Which card reader is right for your small business?

The world is changing, and cash is becoming less and less common. Which is why many companies are branching out and investing in card payment machines. However, with so many available options choosing the right card reader for your business can be confusing. So, we’ll...

How to increase your online store’s conversion rate

There are a lot of things that can affect a business’ conversion rate, and a conversion rate of 100% is more or less impossible for any and every business. For example, even Apple has only a 53% conversion rate according to AdAge, and they’re notorious for their...

How can my e-commerce business prepare for Black Friday?

For many e-commerce start-ups, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are something you don’t have to participate in, but they’re impossible to avoid. In 2018, the two events collected $14.1bn USD (Cyber Monday $7.9bn and Black Friday $6.2bn) in the US alone, which is no easy...

Why does my takeaway need contactless?

Ever noticed that most takeaway restaurants with an FAQ section have “do you take contactless?” quite high up? It’s because a lot of people use contactless, and restaurants/takeaways up and down the country are taking steps to accommodate this to avoid losing...

Is contactless truly safe?

Last year, fraud of contactless cards resulted in a total loss of £1.18 million for people all across Britain. This figure is a dramatic increase from the year before, in which the amount lost was £711,000. With the rise in popularity of contactless cards between 2017...

Czech Republic – The Rising Star of European E-Commerce

The Czech Republic is one of the youngest nations in Europe, making it all the more surprising that it is emerging as one of the growing markets in European e-commerce. Whilst the powerhouses of Britain, France and Germany are starting to slow down in their markets,...

Indonesia in e-commerce – Soon To Be China’s Rival?

Indonesia is a country that would be nobody's first thought when it comes to e-commerce. However, it may very well be on the way to becoming the next major player in the industry with the inspiration it has gained from China's role in the market. China made its mark...

Conversational Commerce and Why It Matters

Even if you have some experience in e-commerce, you may not have heard of the term conversational commerce. To put it simply, it's a way to communicate with your customers, whether through chatbots, automatic e-mails or customer feedback. It can also help when working...

The death of cash?

5.4 million people across the UK, or 10% of consumers, according to UK Finance, have made no more than one payment with cash per month last year. Compare this to 2017, in which 3.4 million people rarely used cash, and it's clear that cash's role as the main form of...

Why every business needs E-commerce

Within the modern market, everyone has multiple online devices, and this inter-connectivity has led to e-commerce becoming one of the main forms of business in the world. Internet transactions of goods have been a popular choice of business ever since the 90s, with...

Credit Card Security- Its History And Evolution

If you're a younger reader, you may not realise the amount of changes that have happened to the card to get to where we are now. In truth, the evolution to Apple Pay and Contactless has been a steady one with lots of trial and error.   The Beginning The credit...

Pros and cons of a cashless society

In the current market, a cashless system is often promoted as the future of shopping- which it already is to some extent. A lot of countries are starting to adopt this slowly, with the intention of phasing out cash in the not too distant future. Here’s our list of...

Contactless- How will it evolve?

Contactless cards have been on the rise for the past few years and as far as tech has come, it can't be denied that this is the best option for card payments. Being able to just tap your card against a machine for a near-instant payment is overall far better in terms...

E-Commerce- 7 new trends that won’t die

Whenever new improvements to technology arise, e-commerce will always find a way to benefit from it. According to Statista, e-commerce is estimated to make a total of $4.5 billion from sales in 2021. That says a lot to the kind of profit you could make with the right...