New commercial breaks

New commercial breaks

Payments technology is at the centre of e-commerce today. In fact, you could say that it is at the centre of the entire online experience. But what do new developments, from a generational shift away from the telephone to apps and blockchain, mean, asks Jason Walsh.

E-commerce is just commerce goes the cliché. Like all clichés it has an element of truth; perhaps a slight exaggeration, as there is still no shortage of bricks and mortar retail from the lowest end of the budget shops to ultra-high-end boutiques, not to mention plenty of sole traders who don’t operate online. Everyone else, though, needs to be online in order to do business.

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