In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and an unpredictable economy, understanding real-time consumer behavior has become all the more critical for the survival of small and mid-size businesses (SMBs).
As we "re-open" the economy, not all traditional, brick-and-mortar retail SMBs are going to make it. Ecommerce and online-to-offline is keeping many afloat, but they're probably not going to be enough.Read More
As the economy "re-opens", it will be critical for payments providers and integrated ISVs to be able to predict pockets of pent-up demand in specific SICs. Many of these areas will be service oriented.Read More
There are substantial headwinds affecting SMB retail merchants and the payments technology companies that service them. Payments companies must get aggressive with retrenchment strategy and systematic portfolio optimization.Read More
a read between the lines take on Warren Buffett's comments at the annual Berkshire Hathaway investor conference this past weekend. Why I think he was saying a lot more about the US and global economic outlook than he appeared to say, and his forecast was bleakRead More
The visibility into consumer spending from payments processing reports and SaaS based eCommerce functionality is rich, real-time, and powerful. So much so that we can see counter-intuitive consumer spending preferences change before our eyes...Read More