Retail sales may have seen the future, according to an article by Ed McKinley in the January/February 2017 issue of Transaction Trends magazine (pages 14-17).
The article details the Amazon Go shopping experience, where you fill up your cart and walk right out the door—no checkout line needed. Purchases are scanned as you add them to your cart, and you are charged as you walk out the door.
As we get ready for 2017, our team is looking ahead to see what we can expect for the new year. This year was one that focused heavily on EMV and upgrading technology – but what will next year have in store? We talked to our team to get their top predictions on what we can expect for the coming year.
The payments industry is more dynamic and innovative than ever before. It’s an exciting time to be a part of these rapid changes, new technology and increasing consumer agency. The introduction of mobile wallets, NFC and digital currency, has made the days of check writing feel increasingly far behind. Just like many other industries before, the payments industry has experienced a massive influx of new companies, technologies and ideas over the last several years, changing more in the last three years than it did over the previous 35, with massive growth predicted.
Innovation, creativity and collaboration are hallmarks of the culture we foster here at Apriva. Our employees make us who we are, which is why we are always looking for new ways to invest in them. Enabling them to tap into the full power of their creativity and innovation is important to us, both for their growth as individuals and our growth as a company. We believe the only way we can truly drive payments forward, is if we have everyone in our company driving forward with us.
Names can carry a lot of meaning. Your parents probably spent a lot of time picking yours! Naming a company isn’t very different, except that companies tend to have a very defined purpose and personality before they have a name, so you can choose a name that fits what the company stands for. That’s what we did when we named Apriva.