This December, British retailers are bracing for an upsurge in consumer spending. Total Holiday shopping sales are expected to reach a staggering £72.2bn – or £351 per person – an increase of more than 2% on last year, according to the Centre for Retail Research. Continue reading →
The practice of tipping, especially at restaurants, varies greatly depending on where you are in the world. But among those countries where tipping is prevalent, Sweden gets top billing for having the most generous tippers. Continue reading →
This is the last in a series of blog posts in which I outline the value of having both a cloud-based and device based strategy for supporting EMV and other emerging payments services for merchants. Continue reading →
As a follow up to my first post, where I provided insight into the context about why we developed VeriFone Point, (we want to solve payment complexity), I wanted to spend a bit more time walking through some details about our solution and how we’re Continue reading →
Iberia is a complex region as it is a clash of both economic challenges and commercial opportunities. In Spain and Portugal, tough financial times mean that banks and retailers are really feeling the pinch.
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Recognizing that high quality customer profiling isn’t just the purview of online search engines, savvy retailers are steadily building comprehensive profiles of their customers’ online shopping habits. Continue reading →
2015 looks to be the year that we fundamentally change how we pay for things with plastic--something that hasn't happened since credit went mainstream in the early 50s thanks to the Diners Club Card. Continue reading →
Only time will tell for sure Nate. I was discussing this with some more techo-forward family members this weekend and they were all intrigued by the idea. Which might be an interesting development. The question will be, will the "offers" be compelling enough to hold the attention of those who might otherwise not glom onto something like this.
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I think you're right that a number of people will switch off their BT as it seems privacy is one of the main issues with these kind of "pin pointing" systems. A number of stores have seen a public/media backlash for trying to track their in store customers, though they were doing it without informing them or providing an "opt-out/in"
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