The guide is a must-read for anyone trying to understand how the commerce and payments market is developing by helping professionals and key players be aware of opportunities and understand emerging payments and commerce trends. The present edition of the guide covers the main trends that are the center of strategic thinking of key players in the industry. Insightful articles, interviews and thorough internal research are aimed to depict a complete view on the current state of affairs of the industry
The guide features six chapters with insights that gravitate around the current topics in the industry, such as:
Best practices in overcoming cross-border ecommerce challenges for merchants expanding globally
Cross-border acquiring: opportunities and challenges
Innovative payment strategies and payment needs of verticals (travel, retail, marketplaces, gaming)
Loyalty programs, rewards, and new contextual commerce strategies disrupting the traditional customer-merchant relationship
Increasing conversion - innovation in digital payments across channels
Consumer shopping behaviour, unified commerce and new technologies (IoT, Big Data analytics, omnichannel, and voice-driven developments) that help merchants boost customer engagement
Digital transition and the consolidation of the payments ecosystem
Subscription commerce – trends and payment options
The guide is a collaborative editorial project of The Paypers with great names in the global payments and commerce industry:
tech consultancies, market research companies, media organisers (Aite Group, Arma Partners, Edgar, Dunn & Company, Euromonitor International, MGI Research, Money20/20, Newzoo)
associations (Ecommerce Foundation, International Air Transport Association, Merchant Risk Council)
top processors and payment and technology services providers (Acapture, Adyen, Amadeus, AsiaPay, Computop, CyberSource, Easy Payment Gateway, Ecommpay, HPS, Ingenico ePayments, Intrapay, iSignthis, IXOPAY, Kalixa, Limonetik, Mastercard Payment Gateway Services, Optile, PayAlly/Avdapay, Pay-NXT, Payture, Modo Payments, NMI, Payment Asia, PPRO Group, SafeCharge, Smart2Pay, Straal, Trustly, Valitor, Viva Wallet)
ecommerce companies (Shopify)
Apart from the major trends reflected by the editorials/interviews featured in these pages, you will also find a must-read educational overview on the solution providers’ landscape. We have conducted an in-depth analysis of key players and mapped them accordingly, based on a few main variables (vertical, geographical presence, target market, payment/fraud/omnichannel/cross-border capabilities, etc).
The guide also features a mapping of the M&A activity in the payments space, with an overview of the most relevant strategic and financial buys, starting with 1 October 2017 until 1 November 2018.
The findings of our research are accompanied by a comprehensive section of company profiles, rich in details such as key players’ geographical presence, core services, unique selling points and business partners. A glossary of the jargon and terms used by the industry is also enclosed.
The current edition is endorsed by our partners from Merchant Risk Council, Ecommerce Foundation, and Emerging Payments Association, and our key media partners are Merchant Payments Ecosystem and Money20/20.
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