Many online service businesses have seen dramatic swings in demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In contrast, providers of cloud-based services – including software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) – have experienced relative stability. In its latest subscription economy report, Ingenico’s subscription partner Zuora notes that software companies have seen a ‘limited impact’ overall from the pandemic. Unsurprisingly, communication and collaboration services have performed well, with the former growing 1.4X.
The December 31st deadline for the implementation of Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is approaching fast. The European Banking Authority (EBA) has postponed the deadline by 15 months (initially 14th September 2019), but it won’t be postponed again.
Payments processing can be a minefield, especially for merchants that are new to dealing with its complex systems and terminologies. Historically, they’d have to get to grips with every aspect of the system, whether that’s the pad itself, gateways, acquiring or processing, and source suppliers for each aspect of the chain.
Many merchants of all sizes, particularly those operating a smaller business, are hard pushed for time and resources as they focus on ensuring their business not only survives, but thrives. So, how can they take the hassle out of managing payments processing, making it run more effectively, efficiently, and securely, while offering a better user experience for their customers? Here, I’ll explain how.
The most significant shift in the payments industry to evolve from the COVID-19 pandemic has been the sudden fall in the usage of cash. And while the industry as a whole has been aware of the potential for a cashless future for a while, the shift towards contactless and alternative payment methods (APMs), as consumers try to avoid less hygienic payment methods, has got to the point where 50% of customers think that cash will disappear completely at some point in the future.
A lot of effort goes into getting customers to the checkout page. Marketing, advertising and SEO optimization get customers to the ecommerce site.
Imagine playing a game of Tetris and never reaching the ceiling. Fun isn’t it? When it comes to eCommerce, Magento is that infinite version of Tetris where you can scale your operations without ever worrying about reaching your limits.