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Ecommerce

Jun 14, 2021

Five lessons from behavioral economics to decrease shopping cart abandonment

Behavioral economics reveals why people abandon their purchases at the checkout stage and what merchants can do to stop them and increase conversion.

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Ecommerce

Jun 09, 2021

My Path in Payments with Anton Zelenin at Xsolla

Growing up, Anton Zelenin wanted to work with video games. Now, as Head of Game Commerce for Xsolla, he combines his gamer instincts with a passion for payments and commerce. 

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Payments

Jun 08, 2021

Bank response codes and how they drive better payments performance

Anybody that has worked in card payments will have seen bank response codes in their payment systems. But what are they? How are they created? What do they mean? And why might some merchants have access to more meaningful response codes than others? We go back to basics to explain all.

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Ecommerce

May 27, 2021

Talking Payments with Curve

Our SVP of Sales, Matthieu Barral, sits down with Tom Hay VP of Paytech at Curve to talk about all things payments. 

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Payments

May 21, 2021

Crypto’s Mainstream Moment: Bridging the gap between Crypto and Fiat

Crypto has entered an era of mass adoption, with innovations like limitless assets and digital tokens positioned to revolutionize financial services for consumers and businesses alike.

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Payments

May 12, 2021

Gaming payments: solving the performance/risk equation

The gaming industry has always been highly exposed to fraud. And mitigation efforts to combat it can be costing a business more than it saves. Let’s look at how to strike a balance between preventing fraud, optimizing the customer experience and protecting revenue. 

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Ecommerce

May 06, 2021

Why merchants need to localize their ecommerce offering in APAC

Seven areas where market entrants to APAC can get it wrong...and how to get it right. 

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Ecommerce

May 04, 2021

Refocus and rebuild: nine steps retail brands in APAC can take to get back on track

Payments guru and Head of Financial Services at Arthur D. Little, Arjun Singh, provides his outlook on what retailers should focus on to recover faster from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and drive sustainable long-term growth.

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Payments

Apr 28, 2021

The rise and rise of mobile commerce in Asia Pacific

To win the hearts, minds and wallets of consumers in Asia Pacific, merchants must provide a world-class mobile commerce experience. Ashley Paulus, our VP of Customer Success, details four key areas of consideration that merchants must focus on to thrive in the region. 

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Payments

Apr 27, 2021

Understanding interchange fees

What your business needs to know — and do — about interchange pricing.

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Payments

Apr 27, 2021

My path in payments with Louise Garratt at The Walt Disney Company

Ten years on from her first role in payments, Louise Garratt is getting to grips with a fresh set of challenges and opportunities as The Walt Disney Company’s new Senior Payments Manager for International Markets. For all the technological transformation she’s witnessed, one thing remains unchanged; the most important part of the profession is the people who work in it.

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Payments

Apr 22, 2021

The mega-trends shaping the future of online commerce in Asia Pacific 

Our new research into the commerce and payment trends across Asia Pacific finds a region at the forefront of payments innovation. Here are some of the key trends you can't ignore and advice from experts on how to achieve growth. 

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Product

Apr 13, 2021

Checkout.com delivers Payouts: a seamless way for merchants to move money on a global scale

The boundaries of finance are changing, and organizations that lead with connected, faster payments systems will gain a competitive edge. That’s why the world's leading merchants like Wise, Hastee and Curve use Checkout.com to power their payouts. 

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Product

Apr 12, 2021

Why fast payouts are the new frontier for customer-centric merchants

On the long list of factors that instill brand loyalty, payouts are garnering more and more interest. We look at why companies are now turning their attention to deriving value from how they pay; and why getting it right (and wrong) goes way beyond a question of finance.

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Payments

Apr 12, 2021

Five challenges stopping businesses from scaling payouts globally

Before implementing new systems and practices to improve payouts, make sure they can scale. 

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Product

Apr 12, 2021

The hidden costs of cross-border payouts 

Businesses yet to optimize their payout operation may be losing money on every cross-border transaction. 

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Ecommerce

Apr 11, 2021

How and when to retry SCA-related soft-declined transactions 

Strong customer authentication rules are now effective across Europe. We explain how to optimize the payment flow to deliver a seamless but secure customer experience.

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Payments

Mar 26, 2021

How to build a checkout experience that converts

Bradley Riss, our Chief Commercial Officer, explores what matters most to consumers at the checkout, how personalizing the experience goes deeper than just offering alternative payment methods, and the emerging trends to watch.

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Ecommerce

Mar 24, 2021

Ask me anything: Strong Customer Authentication

Our Senior Product Lead for the Core Payments Group, Milena Shishkova, recently held an ask me anything session focusing on the ramp-up of SCA across Europe. Here's a recap of the event and the on-demand recording.

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Ecommerce

Mar 23, 2021

Revisiting the Durbin Amendment and its impact on debit card payment pricing in the United States

Why the Durbin Amendment has made it more vital than ever for merchants to get a clear insight into the price they’re paying for payments. 

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Payments

Ecommerce

Mar 19, 2021

Why false declines are a problem hiding in plain sight

Declining the payment of a legitimate customer is one of the most expensive mistakes a merchant can make. Grégoire Delpit, our Head of Strategy, explains how to remedy the problem of false declines.

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Ecommerce

Mar 15, 2021

My path in payments with Makis Savvides and Elena Emelyanova at Wargaming

In the second installment of our new series exploring the career journeys of payment leaders around the world, we speak with Makis Savvides, Director of Global Payments and Elena Emelyanova, Senior Payments Manager at Wargaming. They tell us about their circuitous path into payments, how the objectives of the payments department are changing as it matures, and how they’re both ensuring the rest of Wargaming understands the work they do and the value they can unlock for the organization. 

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Ecommerce

Mar 15, 2021

3 trends shaping the future of online commerce

Our SVP Sales, Moshe Winegarten, explores several key trends shaping the future of online commerce and how merchants can leverage these to deliver a best-in-class consumer experience that captures sales and fosters loyalty.

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Technology

Mar 11, 2021

Closing the optimization gap: how to illuminate and unlock the true power of payments data

If data is the new oil, then payments data is the new, extra virgin olive oil. It’s rare yet valuable as it can be analyzed for insights to drive real bottom-line benefits. Manuel Huez, our VP of Product, explains how.

What is friendly fraud and how can you deal with it?

Ecommerce

Mar 08, 2021

What is friendly fraud and how can you deal with it?

Friendly fraud is a very real burden and cost for online merchants. Here we explain what friendly-fraud is, the industry verticals most at risk and what you can do to minimize the risk. 

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Payments

Mar 04, 2021

A catalyst for growth: how to align payments with the business strategy

Businesses worldwide have an opportunity to unlock unlimited growth by putting payments at the heart of their corporate strategy. Cyndi Hoddinott, VP of Financial Partnerships North America, and former Head of Payments at Expedia, Dropbox and SurveyMonkey, explains how.

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Payments

Feb 25, 2021

Payment performance metrics that matter

Cyndi Hoddinott outlines the metrics that served her well during her time leading payment teams and the steps she took to develop and evangelize these. 

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