Gig, eCommerce and public utility firms are putting the spotlight on payment innovations to remain competitive in markets that are becoming increasingly saturated. In contactless payments news, only a small fraction of payments in the United States avoid the swipe or chip card reader. And financial operating system company OpenFin recently raised funds in a Series C round. In retail, subscription box service Trendy Butler is looking to serve men who want to dress better, and a staggering number of consumers will soon be participating in the digital platform ecosystem. All this, Today In Data.
200: Number of questions in the opening survey for customers of Trendy Butler.
86.5 million: Number of consumers who will be participating in the digital platform ecosystem by 2021.
35 percent: Minimum share of worldwide professionals who now participate in the gig economy.
$17 million: Amount OpenFin raised in a Series C round led by Wells Fargo.
3 percent: Approximate share of payments in the U.S. that avoid the swipe or chip card reader.