Riding the wave of ‘check-out free’ stores

Grocery retail stores are increasingly frictionless spaces to heighten convenience for the consumer. And the advent of checkout-free shops, which were introduced to the UK high street three years ago, has re-emerged following the announcement last month that Tesco would be trialling the technology in its High Holborn branch. So, what does this mean for merchants and customers?

‘Tis the season for retailers to be jolly... if they have the right payment infrastructure in place

One of the most important retail sales events of the year, Black Friday, is just around the corner. The Covid-19 pandemic forced the last two holiday shopping seasons solely online with mixed results; however, the prospect of a hybrid shopping experience both high street and online should translate into a surge for Black Friday 2021. It is vital for retailers to ensure their payment infrastructure is capable of processing the latest payments types, to provide customers with a quick, frictionless and seamless experience.