Regardless of future technological changes, trends or consumer behaviour, the brands that succeed will always be the ones which keep their consumers front of mind. (more…)
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By 2020 it is predicted every retailer may have to offer tap-and-go payments that could pave the way for the disappearance of the £5 “minimum spend” on cards in corner shops and pubs. This will mean all shops will have to install “contactless” terminals to continue taking card payments. Contactless payment is becoming increasingly popular, with more than £2bn spent using the system last year. (more…)
What is Apple Pay?
Apple Pay is a form of a digital wallet contactless payment technology as well as a new feature for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. It pulls your credit cards, debit cards, and other sensitive-payment data from the Passbook app, enabling you to use an iPhone 6 or Apple Watch as a wallet at store checkouts. (more…)
Getting access to data at a speed has never been more important, however the data supply chain still has to catch up with demand
This is mainly because the passing of data is slow, data is passed hand to hand from IT operations to the teams that need it. The process for requesting and provisioning data is largely ad hoc. As a result of these systems large enterprises can take weeks or even months to get the data they need.
Mobile retailing is rising rapidly a quarter of all online sales in the UK take place via smartphone and tablets and by 2018 this figure will be much more. Mobile retailing demonstrates the effect that technology innovation is demanding of retailers. This year retailers have stepped up their efforts by incorporating mobile into other parts of the customer journey, including order fulfilment, payments, and loyalty.
Mobile payments aren’t just likely but are expected as more and more people have adopted smartphones. Mobile banking (deposits, bill pay, etc.) is becoming more ‘mainstream’ for consumers, particularly for online goods and services. Google, PayPal, Apple, and Starbucks are all offering new mobile payment capabilities to keep up with demand. (more…)
What Is A Cryptocurrency?
A cryptocurrency is a new form of currency that is entirely digital as exists solely on its own network. Cryptocurrencies operate solely peer-to-peer, meaning that they are completely global and are not controlled by any sort of government. It is like virtual money that can be spent on items or services, or even exchanged for real cash. (more…)