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Optus says retailers can use new technologies to improve customer experience, drive revenue Posted on: 22-02-2019

Optus says retailers can use new technologies to improve customer experience, drive revenue

Optus released a white paper last February 5, entitled, The Path to Personalisation in Industry 4.0, which provided insights to drive revenue growth through personalisation.

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Retail robots overwhelmingly rejected by Australian consumers Posted on: 20-02-2019

Retail robots overwhelmingly rejected by Australian consumers

Retailers thought they had made their environment “more inviting” with shiny technologies, shoppers think otherwise.

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What retailers expect to see in 2019 Posted on: 28-01-2019

What retailers expect to see in 2019

This 2019, Australian retailers must take a step up to meet consumer demand for value and digital services with system upgrades required to help them reverse their failing fortune from last year.

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Bye bye credit cards, hello eyeball pay: The future of spending your money Posted on: 25-01-2019

Bye bye credit cards, hello eyeball pay: The future of spending your money

Australia is transforming into a cashless society slowly but surely with consumers today prefering to make digital payment methods for convenience and efficiency.

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How Digital Will Change Brick-and-Mortar In 2019 Posted on: 24-01-2019

How Digital Will Change Brick-and-Mortar In 2019

According to the recent research conducted by PYMNTS Remote Payments Playbook, there is almost 58% chance that a consumer knew what they were going to buy before they even walked into a particular store to make their most recent purchase.

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Is ‘buy now, pay later’ the new credit card? Posted on: 22-01-2019

Is ‘buy now, pay later’ the new credit card?

During the last two financial years, the number of Australian consumers using buy now, pay later services has increased by 500% due to aggressive marketing strategies targeting millennials.

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Krispy Kreme Builds on Omni-Channel Retail Ambitions with Payments Innovation Posted on: 09-01-2019

Krispy Kreme Builds on Omni-Channel Retail Ambitions with Payments Innovation

After building up its digital and payments capability, and making it a foundational layer in its go-to-market strategy and growth, Krispy Kreme chalked up a 23 percent increase in conversions in just one month.

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'Love-hate relationship': Retailers hit by the Afterpay Effect Posted on: 19-12-2018

'Love-hate relationship': Retailers hit by the Afterpay Effect

Afterpay has millions of active Australian users, nearly one in 10 Australians - and $2.2 billion in sales. According to the latest report published by ASIC, it was found out that Australian customers, collectively, owe $903 million in buy now, pay later

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Christmas Comes at a Cost for SME Owners Posted on: 17-12-2018

Christmas Comes at a Cost for SME Owners

According to the new Small Business Report by Westpac and Deloitte, 58% of small- and medium enterprise (SME) owners said they would miss sleep over the festive season due to work, and 63% doubted they would have a chance to relax or wind down.

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Eftpos Gets Square as Battle for Mobile Payments Escalates Posted on: 12-12-2018

Eftpos Gets Square as Battle for Mobile Payments Escalates

Eftpos transactions can now be made on Square terminals at tens of thousands of businesses across Australia thanks to a recent upgrade.

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NAB Rings-up Alipay as End-of-Plastic Looms Posted on: 10-12-2018

NAB Rings-up Alipay as End-of-Plastic Looms

National Australia Bank has become the first Australian bank to support the Alibaba Group-backed Alipay mobile payment platform.

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Aussies will spend $51 billion this Christmas Posted on: 07-12-2018

Aussies will spend $51 billion this Christmas

The ARA expect Aussie shoppers to spend more than $51 billion over the Christmas period, according to collective research by Neto and Hitwise.

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3 Ways To Improve Your Omnichannel Retail Strategy With Location Data Posted on: 05-12-2018

3 Ways To Improve Your Omnichannel Retail Strategy With Location Data

In today’s fast-paced technological advancement, there are so many consumer touchpoints that you have to consider, both offline and online, to ensure that you deliver the right message to your target audience at the right stage in your customer’s journey.

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Wirecard Expansion: Bring Digital Fintech Platform Services to Australia & New Zealand Posted on: 03-12-2018

Wirecard Expansion: Bring Digital Fintech Platform Services to Australia & New Zealand

Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, announced its platform expansion in Australia and New Zealand.

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Gold Coast stores get Alipay in Heinemann/Tyro linkup Posted on: 30-11-2018

Gold Coast stores get Alipay in Heinemann/Tyro linkup

The integration with Alipay, the world’s largest mobile and online payment platform, provides Australian businesses improved access to the lucrative and rapidly expanding Chinese visitor market.

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New Deal Connecting Australian Business to Chinese Visitors Posted on: 28-11-2018

New Deal Connecting Australian Business to Chinese Visitors

The National Australia Bank announced its decision to expand its payment options adding Alipay in a bid to target Chinese tourists.

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Latest Forrester Report Lays out Australia’s Digital Habits for 2018 Posted on: 26-11-2018

Latest Forrester Report Lays out Australia’s Digital Habits for 2018

Australian consumers online shopping activity continues to soar and is growing at a much more rapid rate than traditional retail.

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Cabcharge Taps Google Pay for eTickets to Ride on Android Mobiles Posted on: 23-11-2018

Cabcharge Taps Google Pay for eTickets to Ride on Android Mobiles

Corporate travelers can now pay their fares via Google Pay as Cabcharge officially rolled out its Digital Pass on Android.

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AusPayNet Embraces the Pace of Industry Change as it Looks to 2019 and Beyond Posted on: 21-11-2018

AusPayNet Embraces the Pace of Industry Change as it Looks to 2019 and Beyond

Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet) aims to proactively embrace the rapid pace of industry change as it looks to 2019 and beyond - an interview with AusPayNet CEO, Leila Fourie.

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Big Issue Makes the Switch from Cash to Digital Payment Posted on: 20-11-2018

Big Issue Makes the Switch from Cash to Digital Payment

Big Issue has decided to make a switch using cash, tap-and-go, or mobile payment app. The launch of digital payments will make the magazine more accessible to more people.

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5 ways E-commerce Will Change in 2019 Posted on: 19-11-2018

5 ways E-commerce Will Change in 2019

Online shopping has shown a promising increase in sales for the past year, hence retailers must keep up with technology to remain competitive in the industry.

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Long Queues are Costing Australian Businesses Posted on: 16-11-2018

Long Queues are Costing Australian Businesses

According to the research, 73% of Australian shoppers are choosing to desert their shopping trolleys and leave a store due to long lines. Nearly $12.5b potential sales were lost over the last year, according to new research from Adyen.

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Paper-free Payments: Australia and NZ Work on E-invoicing Standard Posted on: 14-11-2018

Paper-free Payments: Australia and NZ Work on E-invoicing Standard

Australia and New Zealand are planning to create trans-Tasman standards for electronic invoicing in an effort to save $30 billion over 10 years.

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eftpos CHQ & SAV now available on Square across Australia Posted on: 12-11-2018

eftpos CHQ & SAV now available on Square across Australia

eftpos CHQ & SAV transactions can now be made on Square terminals at tens of thousands of businesses across Australia when using eftpos-only chip cards.

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Preparing for Peak: Tactical Recommendations for Stopping Holiday Season Fraud Posted on: 09-11-2018

Preparing for Peak: Tactical Recommendations for Stopping Holiday Season Fraud

Business might be booming for eCommerce merchants, who see increases in holiday spending climbing steadily upwards each year, but with fraud growing nearly twice as fast as sales, merchants need to have their fraud strategy fine-tuned to ensure that..

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You can now shop at Target with Afterpay and Zip Posted on: 08-11-2018

You can now shop at Target with Afterpay and Zip

After closing the deal, Zip will provide Target customers an easy checkout experience both online and in-store and interest-free payments to its customers.

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Payment Disruption Trends – Consent, Identity and Simplicity Posted on: 05-11-2018

Payment Disruption Trends – Consent, Identity and Simplicity

PayDock and PayReq are two companies creating disruptive waves in payments, we talk to them both to get their view on just what are the trends when it comes to payments.

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Australia’s E-commerce Industry Needs Improvement Posted on: 31-10-2018

Australia’s E-commerce Industry Needs Improvement

Couriers Please conducted a survey of over a thousand Australians and found out that respondents believe there is a lot of room for improvement in Australia’s e-commerce offerings.

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WEX Taps Troovo For Robotic V-Card Generation Posted on: 29-10-2018

WEX Taps Troovo For Robotic V-Card Generation

WEX, a corporate payments solution provider has partnered with Australia-based Troovo Technologies to integrate robotic automation to generate virtual cards which will provide customers the ability to streamline virtual payments with no development effort

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Visa Unveils New Partners on Tokenization to Increase Payment Security Posted on: 26-10-2018

Visa Unveils New Partners on Tokenization to Increase Payment Security

According to a press release made by Visa, they have 20 new gateway and acquirer partners that have agreed to deploy Visa Token Service for credential-on-file used by merchants. This Visa Tokenization offers another layer of ser, resulting in frictionless

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