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...

5 Fast Ways You Can Get More E-Commerce Sales

So, you're starting up your business in the world of e-commerce. Maybe you've established it somewhat recently and just need the extra push to put it on the map. Maybe you've even got it all figured out but have hit a bit of stagnation as of late. Whatever the case,...

America Catching On With Contactless

To many, the global superpower that is the United States can seem like the trendsetter that the rest of the world follows. In terms of how they pay for things, however, it is pretty far behind Europe and Asia. A study available here by A.T. Kearney last year showed...

Making your e-commerce site mobile-friendly

In the modern day, it can seem as though everyone has a smartphone, with nearly 2.5 billion smartphone users currently existing. In the USA alone, we can see roughly 230 million users, the equivalent of over 70% of its population. In a recent study, it was also shown...

Shoppers abandon cash-only businesses in under 5 months

Is your business one only dealing in cash? If so, you have only five months before your customers start looking somewhere else, according to Paymentsense's latest research. This research showed that customers would only visit small businesses for 4.6 months before...