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Payments

Starbucks, Amazon and Gucci: Retail embraces crypto, but it’s not easy

Starbucks, Amazon and Gucci: Retail embraces crypto, but it’s not easy

The Web3 race marches on for retailers, as major industry players start to incorporate non-fungible tokens, cryptocurrency, and blockchains into their businesses.The craze surrounding NFTs last year has encour...
Off-White is now letting customers pay with cryptocurrency. Here’s why
Let your customers shop on their own terms with Klarna
Slyp raises $25 million in Series A fundraising
Consumers adamant they want cash option to stay when buying food

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Step aside, luxury retail: Walmart is entering the metaverse

The biggest retailer in the world has reportedly filed several trademark applications that suggest it plans to create it...

Sushi Sushi CEO leads retail’s first crypto store sale

Australian franchise Sushi Sushi has put a Queensland store up for sale via crypto currency, in what is believed to be a...

Australia to regulate crypto and BNPL in payments overhaul

Australia will also broaden its payment laws to cover online transaction providers like Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Square to buy Afterpay for $39 billion as buy now, pay later booms

Afterpay has been the bellwether of the niche online payments sector which burst into the mainstream last year.

Zalora to optimise global payments with BridgerPay

BridgerPay has partnered with Zalora, Asia’s online fashion and lifestyle destination.

PayPal Australia takes on Afterpay

Tech giant Apple may also be entering the BNPL arena, reports suggest.

Buy now pay later: What’s your responsibility?

Should retail brands be concerned about the growing ‘buy now, pay later’ debt accumulated by consumers?

Why supermarkets are investing in payment platforms

Major supermarkets are investing heavily in payment platforms in a bid to deliver a seamless customer experience that ri...

Countdown owner launches payments platform

Wpay will power payments inside and outside of Woolworths Group's businesses, and further extends the group into the ret...

Good. Different? Aldi follows rivals on self-service and e-commerce

Aldi Australia is rolling out self-service technology to select stores in NSW and taking its first steps in e-commerce.

Retail NZ welcomes govt move to regulate merchant fees

“For far too long New Zealanders have been paying high merchant fees and it is fantastic news that the government is fin...

Here’s what retailers need to know about central bank digital currencies

More countries are considering launching digital currencies. Here's what it means for retail.

Smile to pay: the looming boom in facial recognition

Meanwhile, fingerprint sensors will dominate the sector, featuring on 93 per cent of biometrically equipped smartphones ...

Klarna funding round makes it Europe’s most valuable startup at US$31bn

Swedish payments firm Klarna has nearly tripled its valuation in less than six months.

Short lockdown takes toll on tills

Despite only Auckland seeing lockdown hit Level 3, the rest of New Zealand still saw sales suffer.