The Arvato Payments Review provides retailers with country-specific information on payments and fraud-related topics in 14 of the most vibrant e-commerce markets in the world – 13 in Europe plus the USA – so they can make the right decisions in their e-commerce payment strategy.

The e-commerce payments landscape is becoming more and more fragmented. Not only do payment methods vary from market to market but consumers are becoming more sophisticated.

Alongside advances in technology, changes in banking regulation are clearing the way for new players to enter with solutions that are designed around convenience, safety and simplicity – all heavily supported by strong mobile adoption and advances in authentication technology such as biometric identification.

In this rapidly evolving world, retailers looking to expand their business internationally often lack objective insight into local market conditions as well as relevant advice on payments and risk management. The Arvato Payments Review provides that insight and advice.

Methodology

The Arvato Payments Review has been compiled by Arvato Financial Solutions, a division of Arvato Bertelsmann, and business consultancy mm1. The findings are based on secondary research and analysis by consulting firms such as McKinsey, BCG, and AT Kearney, as well as reports from payments and e-commerce associations such as the Merchant Risk Council, facts and figures on e-wallets and other payment schemes and providers, and news articles. The Arvato Payments Review also features recommendations and advice from Arvato experts in the areas of payment methods, fraud and risk, and consumer behaviour.