A smart school management system that was born in Poland and it’s not going to stop. The company plans to expand its business area to the UK & the USA! Adam and his team prove that school can be both innovative and easy-manageable. Discover their incredible story in the #3 episode of our Merchants to Follow series.
The second payment directive (PSD2) is a directive regulating payment services across EU countries. It is not only designed to improve the security of transactions, but also, in many cases, to provide a greater convenience for customers and increased conversions for merchants. Although some aspects of PSD2 were enforced over 2 years ago, its provisions for merchants and banks regarding SCA started being applied from early 2021.
Whilst Black Friday and Cyber Monday, or “Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Week” do not mean as much as, say, 2-3 years ago and according to experts in 2020 we’re experiencing “the lockdown effect” which means lower interest and less overall spend, the pre-x-mas shopping spree is still among the key determinants of the thickness of your top line. Even if you sell digital goods or subscription plans. Here’s how to – in the realm of intangible merchandise – make the most of all holiday season sales even though this time – due to the COVID-19 – is going to be like no other.
Recently Straal and Fundacja Digital Poland with Visa have published the Mobility as a Service 2020 edition report. It’s the second edition of the cross-sectional report about Polish and global condition of the Mobility as a Service 2020 market. Take a look at the key highlights from our report!
Podcasts are considered to be one of the most impactful media of the digital industry. As of July 2020, there were over 850 000 active podcasts in more than 100 languages (!). It’s impossible to try out every single one, that is why we’ve curated the top 5 fintech-related podcasts with a solid “recommended by Straal” label, including FinTech legend’s podcast Brett King’s Breaking Banks, 11:FS experts and much more.
Get the inside look at the catering industry with our second ‘Merchants to follow episode’ preseting Cateringoo – a simply delicious business catering brand. Discover, how has the pandemic affected the online on-demand food delivery services market and what did the Cateringoo team do when, due to the lockdown, the number of orders almost dropped to zero?
Learn how Piesotto – a company founded by some true dog lovers out of genuine care for their four-footed “kids” – has become a leading subscription-based pet food supplier in Poland and one of the cutest brands we have ever seen.
“Everything flows”, said Heraclitus. The reactive paradigm followers like to say that “everything is a stream”. The phrase attributed to Heraclitus is valid for both functional and reactive paradigms. In the first one, we have pipelines, in the second one – streams. That testifies to the significant similarity between these paradigms and shows that reactive programming (but more FRP) is, in fact, an asynchronous implementation of a functional flow.
The Open Banking Revolution is happening right now. When it comes to online payments, initiating transactions via banking APIs is undoubtedly a gamechanger for the whole ecosystem. But access to tech-savvy corporate banking is limited. Fortunately, challenger banks come to the rescue. Here is what you need to know.
In my previous entry, I listed several strategic ecommerce issues omitted by most mid-sized businesses when launching online sales. You already know that most of the starting-point mistakes result from treating an online shop just like another physical store. Here goes the second part where you’ll find even more topics to tick on your strategic to-do list.