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How Well do You Know the Next Gen Shopper? Posted on: 22-01-2020

How Well do You Know the Next Gen Shopper?

Capturing the attention of the Next Gen shoppers is now a piece for cake for Australian retailers. They understand that new shoppers want a personalised, transparent and content-driven retail experience.

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What do shoppers think of Buy Now, Pay Later? Posted on: 16-01-2020

What do shoppers think of Buy Now, Pay Later?

Power Retail’s second annual report on the emerging sector, BNPL 2019: More shoppers, more players and more options, they provided analyses from 9,430 online shoppers, 94 Australian retailers and reviewed 30 industry reports and studies.

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Aussie fintech startup Groupee ships instant pay sharing platform Posted on: 08-01-2020

Aussie fintech startup Groupee ships instant pay sharing platform

Groupee will introduce a world-first, real-time payment app that allows groups of people to instantly share the cost of any purchase, anytime and anywhere that accepts Visa tap-and-go payments.

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How Amazon Go unlocked a new era of next-gen payments Posted on: 06-01-2020

How Amazon Go unlocked a new era of next-gen payments

Ever since the first checkout-free store opened its doors in Seattle in 2016, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Amazon Go. This retail giant recently announced that it’s opening internationally.

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Cashless economy may be coming, but it's not here yet Posted on: 02-01-2020

Cashless economy may be coming, but it's not here yet

The first credit card was introduced in 1950 by Frank McNamara, of Diners Club fame. A US archaeologis, Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, said that the ancient civilisations in the Indus Valley used clay tablets in much the same way as credit cards over 5000 years a

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Giving Layaway A Digital Reboot Posted on: 31-12-2019

Giving Layaway A Digital Reboot

After the era of the Great Depression in the 1930s, retailers nationwide offered an innovation to help consumers shop without having to pony up cash right away. It was called layaway.

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Westpac joins rivals in rolling out Apple Pay Posted on: 30-12-2019

Westpac joins rivals in rolling out Apple Pay

Westpac after announcing its plan to rollout Apple Pay across its various brands by mid-2020, became the fourth and final big four bank to allow its customers to make tap-and-go payments with their iPhones.

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How Retailers Can Make the Most of the Festive Season Posted on: 28-12-2019

How Retailers Can Make the Most of the Festive Season

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year in Australia, and it starts early this year.

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Afterpay rival Klarna to launch in Australia in 2020 Posted on: 24-12-2019

Afterpay rival Klarna to launch in Australia in 2020

Klarna, the most valuable fintech, buy now pay later provider, in Europe will enter Australia in 2020.

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PAX Technology prepares for AU rollout of Android payment terminals Posted on: 23-12-2019

PAX Technology prepares for AU rollout of Android payment terminals

PAX Technology will launch its Android products into the Australian market next year, after the completion of its domestic compliance and software requirements.

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Aussies really love to tap and pay, and we’ve all but abandoned cheques Posted on: 21-12-2019

Aussies really love to tap and pay, and we’ve all but abandoned cheques

As we embrace new technologies, cheques are likely to become obsolete.

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Harnessing the Power of Payments This Festive Season Posted on: 18-12-2019

Harnessing the Power of Payments This Festive Season

For retailers, it is a big challenge to survive the festive season from 11.11 to Boxing day sales and beyond unscathed.

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Xero payments integrated with NAB accounts Posted on: 17-12-2019

Xero payments integrated with NAB accounts

With the launch of a new Xero and NAB digital payments, small businesses can now spend less time on admin tasks.

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Australian retailers Association announces new partnership with Alibaba Group Posted on: 14-12-2019

Australian retailers Association announces new partnership with Alibaba Group

Russell Zimmerman, announced a new partnership between the ARA and the Alibaba Group, and welcomed the opportunity for deeper cooperation.

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Preference vs experience: How do your customers really want to pay? Posted on: 12-12-2019

Preference vs experience: How do your customers really want to pay?

Do you know your customer’s preferred payment process? Are you delivering the seamless payment experience like most of your competitor does?

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How to use payment solutions to increase consumer loyalty Posted on: 11-12-2019

How to use payment solutions to increase consumer loyalty

The managing director of Openpay, Andy Harding, explained how transparent payment solutions can increase consumer trust and loyalty, and increase responsible spending.

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Retailers forecast record Xmas spending Posted on: 06-12-2019

Retailers forecast record Xmas spending

This Christmas, Australians are expected to spend a whopping $50.1 billion online and in the shops.

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Study: 85% Of Grocery Retailers Lack Capabilities To Use Insights To Monetise Data & Drive Customer Experience Posted on: 05-12-2019

Study: 85% Of Grocery Retailers Lack Capabilities To Use Insights To Monetise Data & Drive Customer Experience

The Future of Retail Revenues must be led by Data, a commissioned study by Forrester Consulting was released by Dunnhumby.

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Australian shoppers ready to cut the line with autonomous, cashierless retail Posted on: 04-12-2019

 Australian shoppers ready to cut the line with autonomous, cashierless retail

SOTI Inc., the world’s most trusted provider of mobile and IoT management solutions, conducted a research and found out that the majority of Australian shoppers are ready to embrace the move towards autonomous shopping experiences.

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Consumers are ready for m-commerce, but are retailers? Posted on: 27-11-2019

Consumers are ready for m-commerce, but are retailers?

Retailers are lagging in the crucial area of mobile commerce according to the new survey of Paypal.

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Retail Seeks More Loyalty From Sustainability-Minded Shoppers Posted on: 26-11-2019

Retail Seeks More Loyalty From Sustainability-Minded Shoppers

Judging by shifting consumer trends, especially the preferences of younger consumers, you can bet the sustainable notions of commerce are moving ever more to the forefront of retail.

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The future of retail? Woolworths opens cashless store in Sydney Posted on: 22-11-2019

The future of retail? Woolworths opens cashless store in Sydney

Woolworths unveiled the trail MetroGo store designed to offer breakfast, lunch or snacks to city workers.

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Aussies ditching debit cards for digital wallets Posted on: 21-11-2019

Aussies ditching debit cards for digital wallets

The financial technology company ‘FIS’, conducted a research and found out that 22% of online retail purchases in Australia in 2018 were made using digital payments and eWallets, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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Afterpay rival Splitit says it is happy to let merchants surcharge Posted on: 20-11-2019

Afterpay rival Splitit says it is happy to let merchants surcharge

Splitit is not worried by the threat of Reserve Bank to allow surcharging to its BNPL providers.

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Accessible payments for all users Posted on: 18-11-2019

Accessible payments for all users

Technological innovations in payments offers convenience and security at point-of-sale for both merchants and customers.

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PayPal Study: 38% Of Online Shopping Purchases Made Via Social Mobile Posted on: 15-11-2019

PayPal Study: 38% Of Online Shopping Purchases Made Via Social Mobile

According to the new research from PayPal, social media is now a significant eCommerce force.

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InstaReM Rebrands To Nium, Launches Open Money Network Posted on: 14-11-2019

InstaReM Rebrands To Nium, Launches Open Money Network

InstaReM, a digital cross-border payments provider, has announced its rebranding plan to to become part of Nium.

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Redefining Retail: Does 5G Signal the Next Big Retail Evolution? Posted on: 12-11-2019

Redefining Retail: Does 5G Signal the Next Big Retail Evolution?

5G networks, faster and more reliable than anything that’s come before, is poised to power the next generation of internet connectivity and e-commerce

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Is Visa Scared of Afterpay? Posted on: 08-11-2019

Is Visa Scared of Afterpay?

Afterpay a financial services from Australia, founded by Nick Molnar, a millennial entrepreneur, has declared war on credit and credit cards because millennials don't like credit.

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Square goes up against Aussie banks with new eftpos terminal Posted on: 07-11-2019

Square goes up against Aussie banks with new eftpos terminal

This new payment terminal, the upsized gadget will feature a colour touch screen, accept all cards bank terminals currently do but will not lock clients into annual or monthly contracts or minimum transaction volumes.

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