As an online retailer you love to make money, right? Of course, that’s what this business is all about! But what are the payment options you can choose from when you want to sell in, let’s say, Spain? Or when you have Dutch customers? Here in this category you’ll find all the articles we’ve ever written about online payments. So scroll as much as you’d like and maybe you will find some interesting payment news!

Stripe supports popular European payment methods

The most common payment methods in Europe.

Payments company Stripe has today introduced support for five popular payment methods in Europe: Bancontact, Giropay, iDeal, SEPA Direct Debit and Sofort. By offering these payment methods, Stripe becomes a lot more interesting for European businesses. Continue reading

German payment method Paydirekt attracts DocMorris


Paydirekt, the online payment method set up by major (saving) banks in Germany, has attracted another top retailer. From now on, customers of online pharmacy DocMorris can pay for their online order with Paydirekt. Continue reading

Apple Pay launches in Spain

Apple Pay in Spain

Apple has launched its mobile payments service Apple Pay in Spain. It supports cards from Banco Santander, Carrefour, Ticket Restaurant and American Express. At the moment, Apple Pay in Spain can be used at 27 major retailers, including Media Markt and Bershka. Continue reading

Ecommerce Europe wants risk-based approach to electronic payments authentication


Ecommerce Europe is concerned that the proposed one-size-fits-all approach to authentication undertaken by the European Banking Authority won’t help the ongoing fight against online fraud. The European ecommerce association thinks it will only damage the European ecommerce sector and opts for a risk-based approach. Continue reading

Why Google chose Poland to launch Android Pay

Android Pay

Google just launched its own payment system, Android Pay, in Poland, making this only the second country in Europe where consumers can use Android Pay to make mobile contactless payments. But why Poland and not, for example, Germany or France? Piotr Jan Pietrzak explains why. Continue reading

Android Pay goes live in Poland

Android Pay

Android Pay, which enables contactless mobile payments with Android devices, has launched in Poland. This is the first country in Central and Eastern Europe and the second country in Europe, after the UK, to roll out the payments service. Continue reading

Alternative Payments releases widget for cross-border payments

Alternative Payments

Payment service company Alternative Payments has launched a payment widget which should help retailers and consumers tackling cross-border barrier issues. The solution automatically locates the consumers and then displays the appropriate language, currency and payment options that apply to that particular customer. Continue reading

54% of Europeans regularly make mobile payments

Mobile payments in Europe

A new study shows that 54 percent of European consumers regularly use their mobile device to make payments. The number of consumers making mobile payments has tripled in the past year, as 18 percent used mobile payments to pay for goods and services last year. Continue reading

Ecommerce platform Kooomo partners with HiPay

Kooomo & HiPay

SaaS ecommerce platform Kooomo and French online payment solution HiPay have partnered, giving Kooomo’s ecommerce merchants access to the HiPay payment solution directly from the platform. HiPay offers over 220 local and international payments methods. Continue reading

Mastercard rolls out selfie pay in Europe

Mastercard pay with selfie

Mastercard is rolling out a new technology in Europe which makes it possible for consumers to pay with a selfie. The service, officially called Identity Check Mobile, let users verify their identity by taking a photo of themselves so a payment can be completed. Continue reading

MultiSafepay adds Austrian EPS to payment platform


Payment service provider MultiSafepay will expand its payment methods with Electronic Payment Standard (EPS), an Austrian online transfer procedure, so it can focus more on the growth market in Austria. MultiSafepay sees potential for its customers and wants to offer them the opportunity to enter new markets. Continue reading

Payments company Klarna launches ‘buy now pay later’ in UK


Klarna, one of Europe’s leading payment providers, has announced it has partnered with Topshop-owner Arcadia Group to launch its sales financing solution ‘Buy now pay later’ in the United Kingdom. Customers of brands such as Topshop and Miss Selfridge now have the option to buy products online and pay for them over time. Continue reading

Cards are most popular online payment method in Sweden

Card as payment method online

Payment cards are the most popular payment method among Swedish ecommerce customers. A new study points out that more than half of Swedish consumers (54) percent prefer to use their card when they are ready to pay online. Another popular payment method in Sweden is invoice, which is used by 28 percent. Continue reading

Shopify launches card reader and POS app in the UK

Shopify POS and app

Shopify has launched its Shopify POS app and card reader for merchants in the United Kingdom. With the reader, retailers can accept contactless and traditional card-based payments, while the app works together with the reader device on an iPhone or iPad. Continue reading

Payments company Square comes to Europe

'Payments company Square comes to Europe'

It looks like digital payments company Square is coming to Europe after all. The US company, founded by Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey, has posted three new job openings in Europe, one of which is based in Dublin and the other two in London. Continue reading