Jan 15, 2018

The Future of e-commerce Will Focus on Creating Experiences

The future of commerce is clear: it’s going online. Almost all of retail growth is in the e-commerce space, and for good reason; technology has put our ability to purchase directly in our hands, with our ability to make purchases using smartphones enabling a culture of purchasing goods and services anywhere, anytime. Retailers need to be able to compete, but...

Dec 29, 2017

New Report Analyzes Global Ecommerce Landscape, Cross-Border & Digital Wallets

According to the 2017 Global Ecommerce Report, the global retail industry is at a “crossroads”. This wide-ranging study of e-commerce surveyed 1,200 retailers from 8 countries and 12,000 consumers from 11 global markets. The perspectives of both consumers and retailers revealed interesting data for those concerned with card-not-present payments. The key points this study uncovered include: Cross-border is figuring more...

Dec 26, 2017

Online Sellers Hit All Time Records on Cyber Monday 2017

Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history. According to Adobe, the grand total was an estimated $6.6 billion in sales, representing a 17 percent increase over last year. In comparison, Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day generated $5 billion and $2.9 billion in online sales, respectively. The top Cyber Monday sellers included: Nintendo Switch, Apple AirPods, Google...

Dec 08, 2017

Five Key Factors Promoting the Growth of E-Commerce

The growing acceptance of the internet as a shopping tool is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. According to Forrester Research, the number of online customers will reach 270 million by the year 2020. This will apparently see the e-commerce sale value stand at a whopping $523 billion, representing a stark rise of 56 % in five years. Of course,...

Aug 17, 2017

Choosing the Right High Risk E-Commerce Merchant Account

It’s estimated 1.61 billion people worldwide purchased goods online in 2016. In 2016, global e-retail sales accounted for 1.9 trillion US dollars. It’s projected this number will reach 4.06 trillion US dollars by 2020. In Asia Pacific, e-retail sales represented 12.1% of retail sales in 2016 but accounted only for 1.8% of retail sales in the Middle East and Africa....