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The good, the bad and the ugly of APEX

The good, the bad and the ugly of APEX. In the ever-increasingly competitive business world, retailers are faced with the need to maximise their customer engagement, retention and spending drive if they are to survive. This calls for businesses to focus on the customer emotional experience in order to attract and retain as many customers […]


Valitor’s new A920 card terminal

Valitor’s new A920 card terminal. If you’re looking for an intelligent payment solution for your business, the PAX A920 Android Mobile Terminal may be the answer. The hand-held terminal helps payments to be made more quickly and efficiently, offering both businesses and customers a secure payment option. So, what exactly makes the PAX A920 Android […]


Next profits boosted by continued online growth in H1

Next profits boosted by continued online growth in H1. Group profit before tax was up 2.7% for the period, after the retailer increased its profit forecasts earlier this year. Fashion retailer Next has recorded a 2.7% rise in profits for the 26 weeks to July 2019, aided by a 12.6% increase in online sales. Pre-tax profits for […]


How biometrics will be the future for online payments

How biometrics will be the future for online payments. Biometrical data is becoming an increasingly frequent way to log into phones and tablets, due to it being quick and unique to each person. What’s more, with the popularity of cashless payments exploding in the last couple of years thanks to contactless, a need for secure […]


Revolutionary trends in e-commerce

Revolutionary trends in e-commerce. The convenience and effectiveness of e-commerce have made it a rapidly growing method of transaction globally. The constant technological advancements in online payments, coupled with developments in related areas such as financial technology (FinTech) have made it difficult to keep up with the latest trends. Staying up to date with the […]


Do you need Wi-Fi for a card reader to work?

Do you need Wi-Fi for a card reader to work? We are becoming an increasingly cashless society. More and more people are utilising contactless card payments, which means fewer people carrying around physical cash to spend in stores. Therefore, any business that does not cater to people wanting to pay with plastic is likely to […]


How payments provide the insight-driven backbone of personalisation across the retail journey

How payments provide the insight-driven backbone of personalisation across the retail journey. Due to the current rate of competition among businesses, retailers need to utilize every advantage available to them to help them gain and retain more customers. APEX, or the ‘after purchase emotional experience’, deals with how satisfied the customers are with the service […]


SCA Regulatory Update

SCA Regulatory Update. Strong customer authentication (SCA) is a requirement of the EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) on payment service providers within the European Economic Area. The SCA will take effect on 14 September 2019 and require that electronic payments are performed with multi-factor authentication, to increase the security of electronic payments. The […]


Why customers love contactless payments

Contactless payments have seamlessly entered into the customer experience, and now most consumers are happy to pay contactless for items. In fact, customers will often opt to pay contactless for items that are under the £30 limit, rather than enter their pin. With over 50% of transactions being paid for by mediums other than cash, […]


How can tokenisation boost customer experience?

How can tokenisation boost customer experience? Tokenisation is a great way to keep customers’ details safe, secure and PCI compliant while also boosting the customer experience by making the shopping process more accessible and personal. The Valitor APEX (After Payment Emotional Experience) Report illustrates the importance of payment method choice for consumers. Our research shows […]