Friday, August 24, 2007

The PayPal Blog: Observing Trends in the Payments Industry

Interesting article here on Payment industry trends on the PayPal Blog. Essentially the trends are:
- cash will lose out slowly
- convenience will make the customer chose for debit
- rewards are what matters in a saturated market.

Well, the first two are clear; I'm not sure about the third one. There's bound to remain a lot of national culture in payments. So the decisive factor in a saturated market can take a variety of forms, not necessarily being rewards. But for example the eco-image of the provider, the image of a brand, the actual customer service if stuff goes wrong, or perhaps price.

Still, an interesting article by Dan Schatt.