Kiwis shun credit cards to favour other payment options

Faced with economic uncertainty, New Zealanders are being wily with their hard-earned cash and are avoiding getting into more credit card debt, while still supporting local online businesses with direct payments. In the past three months the total amount owed to banks that operate credit cards plummeted by around $1 billion, as Kiwis opted out of using their credit cards …

Definitive guide to Payment Gateways

If, like many New Zealand online retailers, you’re trying to get your head around the complexities of payment gateways, you need to read this guide!This in-depth article will walk you through the key things you should look out for when trying to implement an online payment system in New Zealand, including details on the dreaded ‘internet merchant bank account’. Contents …

evolving digital economy with POLipay and Merco

The future of digital payments

It’s still early days when it comes to the ‘digital economy’ and yet I’m sure you agree that the rate of change is daunting. I must admit it’s exciting to be an innovator in e-commerce, an area that will continue to have transformative impacts on the way we live and work. From my comfy leather seat in Auckland, it’s easy …

Is Google Pay smart for Kiwi merchants?

Is Google Pay right for your e-commerce store?

There are many online payment solutions out there for e-commerce merchants hoping to provide versatile payment options to their customers. One of the more recent launches in this space, particularly in New Zealand, is Google Pay. So what is Google Pay? Is it right for your e-commerce store? Let’s discuss. What is Google Pay? Google Pay is a broad name …