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 humble credit card to get to where we are now. From its origins in the 1950's to the most advanced contactless payments, learn more about cards, and credit card security....

Pros and cons of a cashless society

In the current market, a cashless society 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 Payments- How will they 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 far behind Europe and Asia. A study available here by A.T. Kearney last year showed that only...

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...

The importance of chip and pin for small businesses

As time goes by, what was once an exclusive thing becomes common to most. Chip and PIN is an example of this, once being only for the upper corporate world and now being an asset to any small business across the country. This major change has come from the technology...

Why all e-commerce stores need mobile apps in 2019

Amazon and eBay are the two main pioneers of online shopping, and these e-commerce sites have helped mould the shopping behaviours of people in the modern age massively. It’s been a long journey, but now, the e-commerce system is widely accepted by the world- and...

The Guide to Growing Your Online Store

So, you've started up your e-commerce business, and it’s going okay, but you need the help to expand it into something bigger. Because of this, we’ll assume you know the basics of e-commerce, and if not, please see our “How to thrive in the e-commerce market” or...

How Brexit Could Affect e-Commerce

Britain is fully immersed in e-commerce culture. 86% of the UK have shopped online during 2017, according to Eurostat, and this number will likely only increase over time. However. the impact of Brexit is currently unknown, and this has left things uncertain for...