NFC is Winning in Germany

Germans like to pay in cash. For a long time, this was undisputed. However, in the last few years, consumers increasingly appreciate the benefits of electronic payments. Consumers demand fast, secure and quick transactions – they want convenience. The growing prevalence of NFC in Germany meets this need perfectly: no more annoying queues, no more tiresome search for coins and with NFC no need of a wallet at all. Continue reading

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Mobile Payments – Money One Click Away

Mobile Payments - Money One Click Away The number of Portuguese using mobile devices for purchases is growing, and, according to data from ACEPI (Associação da Economia Digital), in 2017 m-commerce will account for 4 billion euros, representing 2.5% of the Portuguese GDP. Continue reading


2014 and the Rise of the Omnichannel Retailer

If your retail store hadn't already worked on its omnichannel marketing strategy prior to the just completed Black Friday-slash-Cyber Monday (um...cyber week? cyber month?) shopping extravaganza, you may have robbed your loyal customers of the after Thanksgiving shopping thrill and a chance for your store to see a significant spike in sales. Continue reading


Oktoberfest in Munich – A cashless option

Every fall, locales around the world celebrate their own version of Octoberfest. But the original, celebrated Oktoberfest in Munich, is the largest, and one of the oldest funfairs in the world, now celebrating its 181st season! Having just wrapped up, this year's Oktoberfest received more than six million visitors in only 16 short days. Continue reading