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One of the most promising changes in the retail market has been the regrowth of consumer confidence. At the end of 2023, both financial well-being and future financial confidence hit the highest levels in two years. This has been facilitated by the easing rate of inflation and while, consumer attitudes are not back to where […]
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The UK slipped into a technical recession in the final quarter of 2023 according to new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The fall in economic output was steeper than most economists expected, with the economy barely growing over the course of last year. Despite the slowing economy, consumer confidence is up on […]
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Through my years in the fintech and restaurant tech industries, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative impact of technology on the retail and food service industries. Today, as we navigate a landscape marked by rising labor costs and personnel shortages, the adoption of self-service technology isn’t just an option, it’s becoming a necessity. The Changing Face […]
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As we are 45 days in 2024, the echoes of pandemic-driven shifts and emerging economic realities continue to shape consumer behavior. While some consumer trends may fade, others are poised to solidify and transform the way people shop, interact with brands, and prioritize their well-being.  Value-driven purchasing The economic environment will remain a key driver of consumer trends. Affordability […]
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After several years of altered consumer behavior and often-conflicting news about the economy throughout 2023, retailers have sometimes found it challenging to understand what’s normal customer behavior now. Regardless of the trends and pre-holiday forecasts, assessing how your store actually performed is the key to preparing for a stronger holiday season performance in 2024 — […]
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Join YipitData’s Ben Petersen and Sid Singh on Tuesday, February 13th at 12 pm ET for an overview of the new Aggregated E-Receipt Feed, which was designed to democratize access to email receipt data and provide insights into 450+ public companies spanning Fintech, eCommerce, SaaS, and more. The team will discuss: Overview of email receipt […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Defined by rising prices and growing inflation, the last two years have been full of financial challenges for consumers. While all age groups have felt the pain, Gen Zers have faced particularly difficult headwinds. Research indicates that three-quarters of this generation — those born between 1996 and 2012 — have had to adopt new spending […]
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Kueski, a buy now, pay later (BNPL) provider in Latin America, is available as a payment option on Amazon Mexico. Kueski Pay is now available to select Amazon customers and will roll-out to all eligible customers in Mexico over the coming months. People will be able to select plans of up to 12 bi-weekly instalments. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Freedompay reports that its commerce platform is now available to all merchants in Spain. This comes as the FinTech firm secures an integrated certification from Redsys, a Spanish payments processing provider. “The needs of merchants and consumers are constantly changing and FreedomPay is always looking to stay at the forefront with solutions that respond to […]
  1. Data & Insights
As we begin 2024, the e-commerce landscape is on the brink of a significant transformation. Technological advancements like artificial intelligence/generative AI coupled with evolving consumer behaviors and a global shift towards sustainability are converging to redefine the way we shop online — from the way we search for products and make payments, to the authenticity […]
  1. Retail Operations
DNA Payments Group, an omnichannel payments company operating in the UK and EU, has appointed former Adyen executive, Jan-Pieter (JP) Lips, as its new Chief Executive Officer.  He will be responsible for DNA Payments’ next period of growth as the company continues to develop and provide payments solutions into fast growing vertical market sectors such […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Retail and economic experts who wondered how long consumers’ resiliency could last in the fourth quarter of a year marked by dwindling savings and stubbornly high prices got their answer in December. Online sales for the month increased by 11 percent over December 2022, according to Signifyd Holiday Season Pulse Tracker, to cap off a […]
  1. Corporate Finance
As needs and the finance landscape evolved, credit and consumer spending became a formal deed. It’s when interest started creeping into the picture, and now, it’s a common part of the spending and borrowing game. It actually feels like when you go to a cash-only party to a world of plastic cards and interest rates […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The COVID-19 lockdown caused a massive spike in DIY interest. This was exemplified by Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q and Screwfix, reporting a remarkable 146% increase in online sales from 2021 to 2023 last three years. However, following this, the DIY market saw a decline in 2022 due to the cost of living crisis. The […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The end-of-year season is always a make or break time for e-commerce brands that can accrue earnings that see their businesses through quiet first quarters. Although inflation eased in the third quarter of 2023, the holiday season can be unpredictable and stiff competition will fight you for every sale. Therefore, you must familiarize yourself with […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As we begin 2024, the world of e-commerce will see continued evolution and disruption. Consumer behavior has fundamentally shifted over the past several years, with more shoppers flocking to digital storefronts and leveraging digital shopping technologies. With this backdrop in mind, here are four key predictions for what’s in store for e-commerce in 2024. Consumers […]
  1. Data & Insights
In a truly dynamic market, retailers that leverage disruptive technologies like generative artificial intelligence (gen AI) to embed themselves in their customers’ lives better are more likely to succeed than their peers relying on traditional selling methods. Numerous retailers have displayed remarkable resilience over the past year, cultivating empathy and delivering personalization despite an uncertain […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
It’s no secret that retailers and brands have become obsessed with driving conversion in their quest to recover the more than half of shoppers who abandon checkout before completing their purchase. After all, “conversion rate optimization” is one of the more common catchphrases in today’s retail industry. But too often, in trying to reach this […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
It’s no secret that retailers and brands have become obsessed with driving conversion in their quest to recover the more than half of shoppers who abandon checkout before completing their purchase. After all, “conversion rate optimization” is one of the more common catchphrases in today’s retail industry. But too often, in trying to reach this […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Walmart will offer buy now, pay later (BNPL) options at self-checkout kiosks in more than 4,500 U.S. stores through an expanded partnership with Affirm. Walmart and Affirm first partnered in 2019 to bring BNPL options to shoppers on its website and app. Indeed, until recently most BNPL offerings were relegated to the digital realm, but […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
With shoppers of all ages now embracing digital and mobile, merchants shouldn’t underestimate how consumers are ready to take advantage of new payment methods and tech trends, says Maria Prados, Retail Expert, Worldpay from FIS. As global attitudes to technology homogenise, it’s time to push forward with checkout innovation and accept that ‘next-level retail’ really […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
With the holiday season underway, retailers of all sizes have been preparing themselves for a festive surge in sales. However, the post-holiday months bring in a wave of returns that can serve as a financial challenge for small businesses. Recent data from Xero, the global small business platform, reveals that a staggering 53 percent of […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Following a record-breaking “Cyber Five,” retailers are crossing their fingers for robust sales to continue throughout the holiday season. But as online spending rises, so does online shopper frustration — and this has the potential to harm both immediate and long-term sales. Retail data from FullStory shows that online shoppers experienced a 16.3 percent year-over-year […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Consumers are cautious about holiday spending this year. Inflation and ongoing uncertainty about the economy are influencing consumer spending, even at the busiest retail time of the year. Consumers are shopping earlier, taking the time to research the best deals on the items they want, and looking for ways to stretch their budgets further. Retailers […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As the holiday season approaches, retailers are gearing up for one of the busiest and most pivotal periods of the year. Paysafe’s newest study sheds light on the evolving landscape of consumer behavior, emphasizing the critical role that payment methods and seamless checkout experiences play in driving sales growth for online merchants of all sizes. […]
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84.51° is out with a new report that “examines who omnichannel shoppers are, where they shop, and some of the reasons why they choose to shop in-store and online.” Some key findings: •  “This shopper is likely to be Millennial or Gen Z, is engaged with natural and organic, is more likely to have children, […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]