Rise in contactless spending limit to £30 expected to encourage adoption of new payment methods


Today sees the limit for contactless payments rise to £30, from the previous limit of £20, in a move that’s expected to deliver a new boost to NFC (near-field communication) payments, and could encourage the wider take-up of mobile payment methods. Already,  figures from MasterCard and Barclaycard show contactless spending has grown (more…)

K-Shop Conference 2-4 September: a view on the Korean digital market

This week (September 2-4, 2015) K-Shop is holding its conference at the Korea International Exhibition Centre (KINTEX) in South Korea. The event provides the best opportunity to experience the most up-to-date retail technologies in East Asia, and in particular a direct connection to the thriving, tech-savvy $200bn retail industry in the region. (more…)

IRC 2015 INTERVIEW Ian Jindal of InternetRetailing, on how ecommerce has changed over the 10 years of the conference


Ahead of this year’s InternetRetailing Conference (IRC 2015) we’re running a series of previews of the event, both looking at the conference streams, workshops and exhibitions, and interviewing key speakers at the event. This week we talk to Ian Jindal, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Internet Retailing, about the event. Internet (more…)