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Retailers getting left behind in an ecommerce cloud – start by ditching the discounts Posted on: 18-04-2019

Retailers getting left behind in an ecommerce cloud – start by ditching the discounts

Going digital, instead of offering discounts is the saving grace for retailers to survive and continue to strive in the retail industry

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Square Debuts Invoices App For SMBs Posted on: 12-04-2019

Square Debuts Invoices App For SMBs

Square Inc. on March 26, announced the launch of a new standalone mobile app for Square Invoices that lets sellers send, manage, and receive invoices from a smartphone or tablet.

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Understanding shopping centre traffic trends to adapt strategies Posted on: 10-04-2019

Understanding shopping centre traffic trends to adapt strategies

Using data driven insights, Kepler Analytics aims to transform retail store results across Australia by strategically installed sensors in over 60 retail brands within 1,700 locations around the country.

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Australian POS financing startup PayRight raises $30+ million Posted on: 08-04-2019

Australian POS financing startup PayRight raises $30+ million

Payright, an Australian payment provider plan, has raised over $30 million dollars in funding as it aims to reach its goal of international expansion and the deployment of a custom digital platform.

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Target, Coles, eBay All Part of New ‘Shake ‘N’ Shop’ Mobile Game Posted on: 05-04-2019

Target, Coles, eBay All Part of New ‘Shake ‘N’ Shop’ Mobile Game

A fun new mobile game, Shake N’ Shop, is the latest loyalty program wherein Australian shoppers can win bonus point offers from brands like Coles, eBay, Target and Liquorland.

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After 13 years, banks make routing choices on tap 'n go debit available Posted on: 29-03-2019

After 13 years, banks make routing choices on tap 'n go debit available

ANZ this week became the first major Australian bank to offer merchants a choice as to how contactless (Tap and Go) debit card transactions are processed, and Westpac is expected to follow with similar functionality next week.

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How Australian Retailers Can Harness Connected Mobility Posted on: 27-03-2019

How Australian Retailers Can Harness Connected Mobility

Retailers need to be innovative and stay connected in an omnichannel world in order to provide their customers a pleasant shopping experience.

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Choosing a Payment Gateway? Here are the Three Questions you Need to Ask. Posted on: 08-03-2019

Choosing a Payment Gateway? Here are the Three Questions you Need to Ask.

With seamless payment solutions a must have for businesses the world over, companies need to ask the right questions when selecting a vendor.

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How to select an EFTPOS provider: Essential criteria a small business should consider Posted on: 08-03-2019

How to select an EFTPOS provider: Essential criteria a small business should consider

With almost twenty banks and payments service providers to choose from, selecting an eftpos provider for a small business like a retailer or café can be difficult.

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PIN on 'glass' and 'mobile' aren't the same. Too many merchants don't know that. Posted on: 08-03-2019

PIN on 'glass' and 'mobile' aren't the same. Too many merchants don't know that.

PIN on Mobile (PoM) and PIN on Glass (PoG) are two of the most commonly mislabelled emerging technologies. While the two terms are treated as though interchangeable, each has differing benefits and features.

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How Zip Pay works, and why the extra cost of ‘buy now, pay later’ is still enticing Posted on: 01-03-2019

How Zip Pay works, and why the extra cost of ‘buy now, pay later’ is still enticing

Zip Pay’s “buy now, pay later” service phenomenal upsurge now boasts 10,000 retail partners and more than 850,000 customers. Bunnings and Best & Less to Target and Tigerair, are some of its retail partners to name a few.

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Why subscription merchants are offering mobile optimisation with payments Posted on: 27-02-2019

Why subscription merchants are offering mobile optimisation with payments

Merchants that adopt a subscription business model can implement offerings such as mobile optimisation, feedback and rewards to drive conversions.

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How innovative mPOS Is paving the way to a self-checkout future Posted on: 25-02-2019

How innovative mPOS Is paving the way to a self-checkout future

The latest PYMNTS mPOS tracker showed that almost two thirds – or 63 percent – of retailers plan to offer mobile phone payments option within the next three years.

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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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