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Yandex.Checkout integrates New Payments Platform

Yandex.Checkout has launched a new technological platform to help companies accept online payments in a faster way.

Ecobank Renews Partnership With Apo Group

APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, is delighted to announce a new contract with the biggest independent Pan-African banking group Ecobank.

FNB Pays Customers to Go Digital With Cash Back Rewards

FNB Namibia yesterday launched another first for the Namibian market, namely FNB Rewards, which enables customers to earn cash back for doing everyday things like purchasing airtime on cellphone banking, online banking or using the banking app; filling up with fuel with an FNB credit card, and spending with a debit or credit card. Cash backs will be paid into a linked savings pocket for customers to use whenever, and on whatever they please. "This means you are rewarded each time you perform one of the qualifying transactions," says Tracy Eagles, chief marketing officer at FNB Namibia.

Yoyo Wallet Integrates with Starling Bank

Starling Bank has signed an agreement with Yoyo Wallet, a UK-based mobile payment and loyalty platform, as it prepares for the PSD2 and Open Banking.

As a part of the agreement, Yoyo will use Starling’s Open Banking-compliant API to allow customers link the Starling bank account to the Yoyo Wallet. Whenever paying at one of Yoyo’s retail partners using the Starling Bank card, users automatically collect any loyalty points on offer.

BigCommerce Links Financing Via PayPal

Online commerce platform BigCommerce is now linking its sellers to financing via PayPal.

DHL eCommerce Opens ServicePoints Across Vietnam

DHL eCommerce has launched a network of ServicePoints across Vietnam to improve shipping between ecommerce business and consumers.

DHL eCommerce plans to expand the new service to more than 1,000 ServicePoints outlets over the coming months, according to the press release.

7 E-Commerce Trends to Pay Attention to in 2018

With Black Friday quickly approaching, the e-commerce world is heading into prime time to capitalize on customers. Right after the holidays, though, will be the perfect time for brands and leaders to go into their caves and carefully plan new strategies for 2018.

To help you prepare for the holiday rush and the following year of opportunities, here are seven e-commerce trends to pay close attention to in 2018:

1. Commerce through email will become vital to brands.