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Weekly Blog, March 25th 2021

In Europe, in the fourth quarter of 2020, the BNPL payment method was offered by one-fifth of European merchants, a number looks optimistic for the BNPL service providers when compared to the share of retailers accepting credit cards. The letter was more than twice as high, but credit cards have been present on the market for much longer.....  Read more

In one of the largest producers of fast fashion, China, the absolute market value of secondhand E-Commerce reached all times high in 2020, despite the economic disruptions due to the pandemic......  Read more

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In terms of secondhand consumer profile, the largest demand growth on average is likely to come from the younger generations in Europe. Nevertheless, there are some exceptions, such as the United Kingdom, where almost half of all pre-owned goods were purchased by consumers over 55......  Read more

Weekly Blog, June 14th 2021

In Europe, generally, consumers still tend to choose traditional payment methods such as credit and debit cards, but they also started shifting payments into their mobile phones, rapidly increasing the value of mobile transactions amid the health crisis. With that, E-Wallets, such as PayPal, are among the top means of payment for E-Commerce purchases.........Read more

In some countries of Western Europe, including Germany and Italy, the latter was even the first choice of online shoppers. Furthermore, despite the strong cash culture in Western Europe, mobile payment adoption increased in the region, especially after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.........Read more

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The COVID-19 pandemic created an additional interest of E-Commerce and payment industry players, as well as customers in North America for Buy Now Pay Later services. In the US, for example, as of a March 2021 survey, Paypal's installment and postponed payment options were preferred by the majority of adults.....Read more

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With that, all elements of the industry, including payments, had to substantially rely on technology and automated solutions to attract those few travelers who could travel during the health crisis. Moreover, worldwide, more than 80% of tourists claimed that technology would accelerate their confidence in traveling, and two-fifths stated that the availability of contactless payments, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Venmo, would allow them to travel more confidently.....  Read more

Weekly Blog, May 12th 2021

The accommodation market also experienced a fall in sales across the globe. For example, usage of hotel apps since the onset of the health crisis declined by 12 percentage points compared to pre-pandemic times. Nevertheless, application usage is forecasted to recover and be even higher than pre-pandemic levels......  Read more

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For instance, in the United States, online travel sales value in 2020 constituted only half of the figure projected for 2020 before the health crisis and the gross bookings value of online travel agencies in the country experience a sharp downturn as well......  Read more