In an increasingly faster and changing society, key drivers to customer satisfaction are convenience, speed and efficiency.
In grocery retail, the old model of online versus offline is no longer a relevant distinction. This is because today’s connected consumers shop for their groceries in an entirely different way, as they feel they should no longer be impeded by the limitations of any touchpoint. After all, while shopping for products and services, consumers do not think about channels, they simply expect a smooth buying experience.
For decades, research and industry voices have been drawing attention to the inevitable move towards a cashless society. Even before COVID-19 hit, cash transactions in the UK accounted for only 23% of all payments in 2019. However, no one could have predicted the mass adoption of digital technologies spurred on by the pandemic last year.
Making predictions for the year to come is difficult at the best of times. 2020 has been proof of that as we entered unchartered territory across a year that will be remembered for the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on commerce, and the way we pay for goods and services.
Ingenico Insight is here! In all my years in product management, this is probably the most excited I’ve been about an upcoming product launch. The team at Ingenico is about to take a massive step forward when it comes to payment management. We have relied on basic dashboards for more than a decade to provide us with an overview of payment data and they have served our merchant users well, but I believe it’s time for a new evolution in payments.
For too long online businesses have had to rely on basic dashboards for insight into their business performance. At Ingenico we believe that more is needed.
Long before the days of COVID-19, shopping in-store had ceased to be a stand-alone experience. Online retail had been rapidly evolving to sit alongside it, creating an omnichannel environment that combines the digital and the physical. However, since UK-wide lockdown and restrictions on movement took effect earlier this year, online retail has shot through the roof – increasing to an unprecedented 2.34 billion by June 2020 - meaning that customers are much more adept at navigating ecommerce stores and combining the two experiences.