A staff-driven look into the latest in payments technology and company news.
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.
Checkout.com Partners with Sales Commerce Cloud
Store owners using Salesforce Commerce Cloud, previously known as Demandware, can now process payments through the Checkout.com platform. Simply download the plugin, or cartridge, and you can start processing payments in as little as 10 minutes.
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.
Australia, We’re Open for Business
Checkout.com goes ‘down under’ with services now available to merchants interested in expanding their business to the Australian market. Checkout.com recently established local acceptance partnerships in the territory which will allow our customers to operate and accept payments in and from Australia.
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.
Checkout.com Brings Google Pay to Merchants
Checkout.com merchants in Europe and the US can now integrate Google Pay into their website and Android application. This means that customers can securely make one-touch payments using any credit or debit card connected to their Google account. Designed to be fast and simple, Google Pay provides a frictionless online experience at checkout – all backed with best-in-class security.
Checkout.com Broadcast Webhooks: 101
As a business, there are fewer frustrating instances than missing out on key information and insights that can help you run daily operations efficiently. With this in mind, we’re excited to release Broadcast, a webhook notification system designed to ensure that you get the information and insights you need to help your business accept payments smoothly.
GDPR and Payments
(In a rush? TL;DR scroll down below for an infographic on essential GDPR facts). Unless you've been taking part in a media blackout recently or simply haven't noticed the deluge of emails in your inbox from companies changing their terms of service and privacy policies, then you'll know that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on 25 May 2018.
Welcome Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo, VP of Business Development MENA
We are excited to welcome Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo as VP of Business Development for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
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.