US Prepaid Retail Purchases to top $200bn in 2014
Retail purchases made with prepaid cards in the US will top $200 billion in 2014, accounting for 5% of all retail spending in the States. It is a clear sign that the cards have entered mainstream use as an increasing number of branded and unbranded cards enter the financial loop, according to Aite Group. Some […]
Anonymous Payments – Keeping Those Secret Purchases Hidden
Some purchases need to be kept a secret for a number of different reasons and it isn’t always easy to do so. For people who are not keen on certain purchases appearing on their bank statements, there is a solution for anonymous payments. Whatever the reason you’re looking to keep a purchase secret, a prepaid […]
Do you Shop Online? European Consumer Trends Revealed
The number of Europeans prepared to look at products online might be increasing, but a new study has revealed that 55% will still not regularly follow through with online purchases. Instead, they prefer traditional means of finding something in a store, rather than via PC, mobile or digital platform sales. That is according to Forrester, […]
The Future of Downloads – What Could VAT changes do?
Downloads for under a pound have been commonplace for a long time, especially on Apple’s iTunes store, one of the main players in the download market. But as the government announced changes to the VAT system in the 2014 Budget, several reports have suggested that downloads could increase in price. However, it would seem that […]
Prepaid Solutions for that Online Shopping Obsession!
Given that most retailers and businesses have transferred their businesses to an online platform, it is now easier than ever to purchase goods online. From groceries and everyday items to high-end luxury goods such as TVs and fridge-freezers, it appears that you can now buy virtually anything on the net. While there are undoubtedly many […]
Mobile Online Sales see Massive Boost Across Christmas Period
Mobile online sales throughout the Christmas and New Year period saw a massive boost, with customers turning to e-commerce at every opportunity. Boxing Day sales on more than 200 websites were measured by commerce platform provider IBM, who found a 40.4% boost in sales compared to the same day a year earlier. This is despite […]
Using Prepaid Mastercard Cards for Shopping Online
A Prepaid Mastercard is essentially a Mastercard branded prepaid card and like most prepaid cards, has several advantages to offer especially when shopping online. It is no secret that most credit cards that are used to purchase products or services through online shopping can be cloned. Some credit card holders that made a purchase online […]