A staff-driven look into the latest in payments technology and company news.
Bringing Apple Pay to the UAE: Touch ID Payments on Apps and Websites
Apple Pay’s one touch payments are now available in the United Arab Emirates. Already offered in Europe for Checkout.com’s customers, Apple Pay in the UAE is a game changer for mobile-centric shoppers in the region; an area that is in the top five globally for purchases made via mobile devices. 10+ leading companies in the UAE are launching Apple Pay with Checkout.com, enabling frictionless payments, and eliminating the need to manually type credit card or shipping information. For example, popular incentives brand, the ENTERTAINER, is bringing Apple Pay to UAE customers to create a seamless buying experience.
So you think you know 3D Secure?
With global online retail spend forecasted to hit an eye-watering $27 trillion in 2020, it’s not surprising that European merchants are expecting to see double digit growth over the next few years. While the growth in online transactions is signalling major improvements in worldwide economic conditions, it’s also highlighting the potential payment risks that merchants face and which mitigation solutions exist to protect all parties involved. One of the most prominent of these being 3D Secure.
Retailers need to master subscription payments to attract millennials
Today, millennials are the largest generational group. In the UK, they count for a quarter of the population. In America, the number reaches approximately 75 million. Now more than ever, creating the most effective marketing strategy to reach them is crucial for the success of any business. However, unlike any other generational group that has come before, millennials seem to defy conventional consumerist behavior, leading to the downfall of numerous long-established brands that have failed to properly market towards them.
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.
JCB International and Checkout.com sign merchant acquiring partnership
Today, we’re excited to announce the signing of a license agreement with JCB International Co., Ltd., the only international payment brand originating in Japan, to start acquiring services in 36 European countries and the UAE.
Top 10 must-haves in a payment service provider
Payment Service Providers (PSP) have to be as fast, efficient and user-friendly as possible. Simplicity is key. For shoppers, making a payment should be the easiest part of using a website or app.
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.