Whatever else might be written about Square, it will likely never be said that the firm is boring. Billions in payments volume and hundreds of mPOS imitators later — Square is a much different company than it was eight years ago, when its founders almost named the company Squirrel. What’s Square all about now — and what’s next?
The April 2017 Omnicommerce Tracker features news on online-averse industries investing in new tech to keep up with competitors and rising consumer expectations. Find that, along with rankings of 73 providers, including six new additions, inside the Tracker.
Reality may or may not bite, but virtual reality sells. PYMNTS caught up with Beck Besecker, cofounder and CEO of AR and VR solution provider Marxent, to find out how augmented and virtual reality apps are turbo charging the consumer journey.
Stuart Hunter, founder and CEO of roll: Bicycle Company explained how taking its bike sales online is helping customers not only overcome their fear of purchase, but also find a completely customized product that can be returned if it’s not the perfect fit.
Luxury brand Valentino has shared its plans to bump up its omnichannel platform a notch or two for its customers. Yoox Net-a-Porter, which has been working with Valentino since 2008, is extending the partnership to include a new platform dubbed Next Era.
Retail is hard these days — but as Verifone CEO Paul Galant reminded Karen Webster during a recent conversation, retail’s always been hard. So how is Verifone trying to make life a little easier for retailers facing an increasingly competitive landscape? Galant says by being a bigger — and more valuable — part of the consumer’s path to purchase.
What happens when digital commerce, digital content and marketing come together on a single platform? Unique digital experiences that can help businesses to respond to customer behavior and deliver real-time, relevant content and recommendations.
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are the latest buzz phrases popping up across a wide array of industries and use cases, but is there truly a place for these new technologies in commerce? Matt Ozvat, head of developer integrations at Vantiv, joined Karen Webster to discuss how the new channel of VR/AR is opening up new opportunities for both eCommerce and retail.
Over the years, the advancement of natural language processing combined with artificial intelligence have given rise to the true capabilities of chatbots. The way in which chatbots are used today by brands has likely been partially responsible for helping to shape consumer perception and expectation of brand interactions.
To enable the European SME market, U.K.-based payment service and gateway provider Creditcall and FinTech-company-turned-pan-European-acquirer Credorax have partnered to launch an integrated omnichannel payment platform — an end-to-end service that enables online, mobile, in-store and unattended payments acceptance.
The “OpenTable” of auto repair. Rob Infantino, the founder and CEO of auto repair marketplace Openbay, told PYMNTS his company is trying to bring repair shops into the 21st century with an OpenTable-influenced concept.