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How Self-Service Retail Has Advanced and Helped Consumers Amid the Pandemic

Self-service kiosks and other devices have become a commonplace at many retail sites over the years. From kiosks at fast food restaurants that accept orders to self-checkout aisles at grocery stores, self-service retail has never been more visible than now. The self-service or unattended retail industry has especially become more essential during the global pandemic. …

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Big Tech Earnings Reveal Big Ideas For What’s Next In Commerce

Some of the top entities in Big Tech recently released their latest earnings reports. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook all performed beyond what analysts predicted. Analysts also predict these earnings reports will highlight a greater emphasis on commerce soon. All of these entities have distinct plans for what they will do with their investments. …

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Smart Payments Association Says 2021 Is a Pivotal Year For Wearable Payments Tech

People have been using wearable items for many purposes in the last few years. They have gone beyond fitness bands and include items that can store schedules, send messages, and read online reports. People can also pay for products and services with wearable tech items. Wearables like wristbands and watches can link to someone’s credit …

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Gen Z Millennials’ Changing Preferences Drive Financial Technology

Technology and trends change with each generation, a point that is true about millennials. The millennial generation has some unique preferences surrounding how they handle their finances that are different from what other people have used in the past. These points are especially true for credit cards. Millennials have unique ideas for what they want …

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GameStop Now Has An Additional $551 Million To Fund Its eCommerce Transformation

The video game retailer GameStop was in the news for a while earlier this year, as the company saw its stock price rise thanks to a Reddit-based purchase frenzy. But GameStop is in the news once again, as the company has raised $551 million to manage its ongoing transition to the digital sector. GameStop raised …

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BNPL Schemes Make It Easy To Spend, But Harder To Understand the Risks

The concept of buy-now-pay-later transactions sounds convenient for many people. The idea allows a person to purchase a product on credit and then pay for it after an interest-free period. The customer can also pay for the item in installments. Online retailers have been using BNPL schemes for a while. They have also become available …

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Why Are Apple Pay, the Starbucks App, and Samsung Pay More Successful Than Other Mobile Wallets?

The odds are you’ve heard about many online wallet solutions. These systems let customers link their credit or debit cards to a wallet setup. The customer can then complete a transaction through one’s phone or another NFC-enabled device. It offers a convenient way to handle payments. It ensures people can complete transactions with physical cash …

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