- Ingenico ePayments / Ogone platform
- Ingenico ePayments / GlobalCollect platform
Putting aside the challenge presented by COVID for a few minutes, the pace at which we normally run to deliver on the ambitions of our businesses has never been faster. With each passing year, whenever we take a pause and draw breath, we pinch ourselves and reflect on the fact that we can't maintain this pace and that there is no more gas in the tank to give.
The past 18 months have marked a clear shift in the market’s appetite for Android payment devices. Having been in the market for a few years now, the level of demand for Android and the drive to adopt was light. However, the tide has changed, the market has clearly spoken, and Android is on the rise.
Much has been written about the realities facing retailers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The regular feed of headlines heralding the demise of established brands, both big and small, makes for grim reading.
But here in Ireland, a glimmer of hope has emerged as consumers seek solace in small, local businesses, run by people who live nearby. Indeed, as we continue to grapple with the impact of the pandemic, the experience of buying locally from a friendly face offers a small measure of reassuring normality that many of us will have missed.
A new year, a new challenge and a new opportunity. On which side of the coin will we fall? How will our outlook be framed with the first tentative steps into the new year setting our compass for the road ahead? Do we carry the baggage of 2020 with us, or have we shrugged our metaphorical shoulders, picked ourselves up after the holiday rest and put our best foot forward?
Today, there are many alternative payment solutions available to the smaller retailer, including low cost PIN Pads integrated with a POS application on a tablet style product. These highly compact alternatives to traditional payment terminals are about to be revolutionised by what is broadly referred to as ‘PIN on mobile’.