A staff-driven look into the latest in payments technology and company news.
Australian merchants may see SCA enforcement in effect as early Q4 2019
Some Australian merchants may be required to implement SCA protocols for all online, card-not-present transactions as early as the end of 2019. Here’s what you need to know.
Online Shopping Will Never Be the Same, Are Your Customers Ready for SCA?
The payments industry has been aware of the Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) and SCA for some time. Checkout.com rolled out our PSD2 solution to merchants last Spring and the rest of the industry continues to work on merchant and product readiness. But we mustn’t forget the reason for it all – the impact on consumers.
Accept More with Fawry, Checkout.com's First Local African Payment Method
Expand your business in Egypt. Checkout.com merchants can now accept Fawry Pay through one of Egypt’s most popular e-payment networks used by over 20 million shoppers in the country.
A Very Different Kind of Travel Guide
While advancements in technology have boosted global travel revenue in recent years, online travel businesses now face new challenges in the digital world, especially when it comes to payments. Will Plummer, CEO ofTrust My Travel, shares his expert advice on navigating the travel payment landscape.
Cyber Monday: Catapulting Mobile Payment Adoption Around the World
The once uniquely American shopping “holidays” Black Friday and Cyber Monday are gaining popularity outside the US, and it may just be the catalyst for mobile payment adoption around the world – both for businesses and for consumers.
The A-Zs of Digital Payments
Consumers and merchants around the world have more payment choices than ever with the proliferation of digital wallets, peer-to-peer payment apps, mobile payment capabilities, payment processors and more. And with this proliferation of payment choices comes a proliferation in payment jargon.
Understanding the Modern Consumer Experience
We know how important it is for merchants to offer fast and secure payments as part of the wider customer experience. If you’re looking to improve customer satisfaction, here’s why embracing technology that enables a frictionless experience is essential for your retail business.
2018 UK Consumer spending Habits: Putting Customers First
Following our recent study onUK consumer spending habits, we’ve compiled a quick tip sheet on how you can optimize your online store and improve customer experiences based on some key findings.
Checkout.com becomes first payment solutions provider to accept payments via Mada
We're excited to announce that Checkout.com has become the first PSP to accept payments via Mada, Saudi Arabia’s domestic payment network. This move signifies another key milestone in Checkout.com’s service to businesses in the Middle East as e-commerce continues to flourish.
2018 UK Consumer Spending Habits: Convenience and Confidence
Ask today’s shoppers what they want most from their shopping experience and ‘convenience’ will likely come out on top. Here at Checkout.com, ensuring smooth and convenient buyer journeys is our number one priority. Doing this requires knowing as much as possible about consumers and their shopping habits. To better understand UK consumer spending habits, we recently surveyed 1,500 British shoppers. Here are some key insights from our research.
PSD2: A new dawn
This week, the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will overhaul the European payments landscape. The new legislation will essentially force banks to open up their data, allowing third party providers such as fintech companies to access both account and transactional information. This gives third party providers the power to authorize payments as payment initiation services where they haven’t been able to before.
Five ways to boost checkout conversion rates
These days, the abundance of e-commerce websites means that merchants need to carefully track the checkout page conversion rates of customers who shop online and optimize that rate so they can increase their profitability. Conversion rate refers to the percentage of customers that take a desired action – in this case, it refers to the percentage of customers who complete the shopping cart process and make a purchase. However, according to research done by Baymard, shopping cart abandonment is common – almost 70%of people abandon their online shopping carts before completing a purchase. Here are 5 checkout page best practices to boost conversion rate.
How to use billing descriptors to decrease chargebacks
When consumers open their credit card statement at the end of a billing month, many of them scan the descriptions of the charges to ensure everything they are paying for is something they truly bought.