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5 reasons why card payments are declined and how to fight back
Why do card payments fail? And what can you do to prevent legitimate transactions failing and losing your customer's business?
SVP Sales, Checkout.com
Feb 20, 2021
Unlocking global commerce with local card acquiring
Alongside other considerations of trading abroad, accessing local card acquiring significantly impacts payment success and profitability. What is it, and why is ‘local’ the right approach? Our SVP of Sales, Moshe Winegarten, explains all.
How SHOPLINE and Checkout.com are partnering to empower merchants to succeed across the Asia Pacific
By powering SHOPLINE’s payments platform, we’re enabling the company to deliver on its promise of providing a world-leading, out-of-the-box ecommerce solution for its customers across Asia.
Keep up-to-date with all things payments
Keep up-to-date with all things payments
The Checkout.com team
What are alternative payment methods and why do they matter?
In a rapidly evolving payment landscape, consumers are increasingly adopting alternative payment method. In this article, we explain exactly what alternative payment methods – or local payment methods as they’re often known – are, how they vary around the world, and why they are so important to the success of your online business.
My path in payments with Emina Zahirovic at HelloFresh
In the first of our new series exploring the career journeys of payment leaders around the world, we speak with Emina Zahirovic, Head of Payments for North America at HelloFresh. She tells us what it’s like getting unexpectedly promoted to Head of Payments two weeks into a new job and how a focus on leveraging data and testing everything is helping payments unlock significant value for HelloFresh.
Feb 02, 2021
Welcoming our new Checkout.com CTO and CRO
Last month we announced the completion of our $450M Series C, valuing Checkout.com at $15B. In addition to strengthening our balance sheet, this latest raise enables us to continue to drive strategic investments, product development and global expansion, as well as hire the industry’s best talent to fulfil our vision for the future of Connected Payments.
Jan 31, 2021
The early impact of Strong Customer Authentication on payments across Europe
Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) rules came into force across the European Economic Area (EEA) on 31 December 2020. We take a look at the initial impact on payments in Europe.
Jan 31, 2021
Three ways a seamless payment experience locks in gamer loyalty
Video gaming has never been more popular. Player numbers and revenues are up, yet how do video game companies use payments to increase the ‘stickiness’ of player relationships to drive more loyalty?
Jan 29, 2021
Mastercard to raise interchange fees for EEA merchants accepting online payments from UK cardholders
From 15 October 2021, Mastercard will raise its interchange fee by as much as 500% for online transactions between cards issued in the UK and merchants acquiring in the EEA. Here’s what you need to know.
Jan 28, 2021
5 focus areas for payment leaders in 2021
Each month, Cyndi Hoddinott, our VP of Financial Partnerships North America and former Head of Payments at Expedia, Dropbox and SurveyMonkey, gives her hot takes on the latest in the world of payments. In her first blog, she speaks to the opportunities payment leaders have in front of them and some areas to focus on to make the most of these.
Jan 11, 2021
Optimize payment performance with smarter KPIs
Merchants can only manage what they can measure. But are they measuring what’s really important? This article outlines why a granular understanding of your payment performance is key to developing smart KPIs that help unlock improved performance.
Five telltale signs you need a new payment provider
Your business is changing, but is your payment partner keeping up? It might be time to review if the relationship still offers the benefits it once did. Our SVP Sales, Moshe Winegarten, reveals some common signs that indicate you’ve outgrown your current payment service provider.
How to select the right payment service provider for global expansion
Not all payment service providers are created equal. Here’s our advice for discerning those more equal than others when planning to extend your business into new markets.
Dec 17, 2020
Five payment challenges that stand in the way of cross-border ecommerce success
The most common payment pitfalls businesses face when entering new markets and how to work with a payment service provider to overcome them.
Dec 13, 2020
Six local payments methods merchants in MENA should know about
Local payment methods are becoming increasingly popular as consumers in the Middle East and North Africa pivot away from cash. But what local payment methods should merchants offer?
What does the corrosion of cash across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan mean for merchants?
The role of cash in the MENAP region is changing. Here’s what merchants in the market and new entrants need to know.
The $200 billion opportunity: how optimized payments are getting gamers to pay as well as play
In this blog, we outline how video gaming operators can optimize payment to boost revenue while reducing fraud, churn and customer dissatisfaction.
How can international brands thrive in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan?
We look at three trends shaping the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and Pakistan, and how ecommerce entrants to the market can leverage these within their payments strategy.
Go local! How local payment methods are a gateway to customer loyalty and acquisition in MENA
Muzzammil Ahussain, EVP Consumer Travel at Seera Group, explains the importance of MENA’s local payment methods and how they’re powering the company’s rebound from the COVID-19 crisis.
How payments deliver growth in the Middle East and North Africa
Emre Talay, Director of Global Payment Operations at Delivery Hero, outlines how payments have been critical to the brand’s success in the MENA region.
Fear, excitement, and aspiration: understanding the human motivations behind payments
Payments might not give us the oxytocin we’ve all been missing this year. Still, most of us want some degree of tangible friction in many of our digital purchases, says Logan Vander Linden, Head of Payments Partnerships and Operations at Scribd, formerly Airbnb.