Are you leaving Money on the Table with your Checkout and Payment Solution?

12-07-2021 | treasuryXL | EcomStream |

Benchmarking your checkout and Payment solution is worth the effort. There are often areas for improvement that are relatively easy to execute or implement.

In 2018, EcomStream has assisted a number of online entrepreneurs, large and small, by benchmarking and optimizing their payment solution and checkout. This results in an improved customer experience and lower costs, sometimes up to 50% cheaper.

In optimization processes the checkout and payment solution is often seen as a functionality with little or no conversion uplift opportunity. Wrongly!

Studies from Baymard Institute show why in this final phase of your sales funnel, where visitors should just go through checkout and payment, they are leaving your site. It also shows what you can do about it.

The Payment solution is often overlooked in optimization projects. “Don’t fix if it ain’t broken” you sometimes hear. Many entrepreneurs are therefore already happy when their online payment solution functions properly and provides basic functionalities. There have been many developments in this area in recent years that make it easier to migrate from a payment service provider and there are considerable savings opportunities thanks to increased competition. You can compare the payments market with the market of energy suppliers but it is far less transparent. Competition is fierce and it is worthwhile to compare, renegotiate or migrate.

Let EcomStream do a benchmark assessment of your checkout and payment solution. You will be amazed by the findings. In the area of customer experience but also with regards to contractual terms and rates. A meaningful agenda item for your next optimization meeting or contact EcomStream now

Does your Online payment solution generate the right value for your company?

22-06-2021 | treasuryXL | EcomStream | Ramon Helwegen

For some treasurers the world of Fintech / online payments / e-commerce doesn’t seem to have too much secrets. Some treasurers are however more distanced from it and would benefit a lot from support in this area.

As a consequence of COVID-19, many Corporates have fast-tracked their digital transformation projects to adapt to direct (online) distribution models. A key component in getting this right, is the revenue flow and the payment solution that comes with it.

The world of payments is dynamic and there is a lot of value to gain, both in performance levels as well as in cost levels. But how would you unlock access to these values in making sure you get value for money.

A few considerations that could cross your mind right now:

  • Are you in the middle of a digital transformation project and your business owners are requesting a payment set-up but you are not sure how to facilitate this at a competitive cost level?
  • Are you getting questions internally about the cost of the online payment solution and the options to save on these?
  • Do you feel that your online payment solution may be just the right area to help achieving your KPI’s around performance and cost savings?

You can consider to perform a benchmark and cost optimization of your payment solution or initiate a tender/RFP project. Both have their own pros and cons, but both deliver value to your company and will lower the TCO of the payment solution. This is where EcomStream can come in. EcomStream can take full ownership of such a project.

Think about it, you do not need this payments knowledge every day, but you would like to be able to call on it at any time. And if the costs of your payment solution would be lower, that would free up budget for growth. EcomStream often works with its clients for the longer term (yet flexible) in making sure they get value for money from their online, or omnichannel, payment solution.

The payments market is dynamic and knowledge quickly becomes obsolete. You would like to obtain the latest knowledge around online payments. That is why it is often just better to obtain payments knowledge externally. Fresh, flexible and independent. Available for you just when you need it, always. You should never again have a feeling that you could have gotten a better deal for your online payment needs, or that you are missing out on value that your business owners may ask for.

With EcomStream, you are always up to date and have access to most recent market knowledge.

Benchmarking your online checkout and payment solution is worth the effort. There are often areas for improvement that are relatively easy to execute or implement. And execution is based on a no-cure no-pay basis.

Your online payment set-up should have your primary attention. Consider to bring in an independent specialist to help you out.

About EcomStream

EcomStream is an independent consultancy and is specialized in optimization of online, omnichannel and marketplace payment solutions, and optimization of checkout flows.

The goal is to achieve much lower costs for you while creating a much better customer experience for your customers.

Thanks to its lean organisational model, EcomStream will help you to reduce the cost of ownership of your payment solution and to improve your ROI, fast.




Ramon Helwegen

 

 

 

 

 

treasuryXL announces partnership with EcomStream to strengthen dissemination of the latest trends for payments solutions and checkout flows

16-06-2021 | treasuryXL | EcomStream |

VENLO, The Netherlands, June 16, 2021 – treasuryXL, the community platform for everyone who is professionally active in the world of treasury, and EcomStream in the Netherlands, an independent consultancy that is specialized in optimization of online, omnichannel and marketplace payment solutions, and optimization of checkout flows, today announced the signature of a premium partnership.

As a marketplace, treasuryXL will offer EcomStream market commentary and insight to its audience. Offering a continuous flow of relevant treasury content, making treasury knowledge available, results in treasuryXL being the obvious go-to platform for its’ audience.

This partnership includes:

  • collaboration on messaging, content production, and visibility
  • mutual distribution on select items of interest
  • collaboration on larger themes: event promotion and speaking, and industry expert contributions and publication

treasuryXL and EcomStream strive for a fruitful partnership where its’ audience are top of mind making sure that (potential) clients are always up to date with the latest news and events in their field, benefit from a comprehensive range of innovative solutions, services and expertise.

About treasuryXL

treasuryXL started in 2016 as a community platform for everyone who is active in the world of treasury. Their extensive and highly qualified network consists out of experienced and aspiring treasurers. treasuryXL keeps their network updated with daily news, events and the latest treasury vacancies.

treasuryXL brings the treasury function to a higher level, both for the inner circle: corporate treasurers, bankers & consultants, as well as others that might benefit: CFO’s, business owners, other people from the CFO Team and educators.

treasuryXL offers:

  • professionals the chance to publish their expertise, opinions, success stories, distribute these and stimulate dialogue.
  • a labour market platform by creating an overview of vacancies, events and treasury education.
  • a variety of consultancy services in collaboration with qualified treasurers.
  • a broad network of highly valued partners and experts.

About EcomStream

EcomStream is an independent consultancy and is specialized in optimization of online, omnichannel and marketplace payment solutions, and optimization of checkout flows.

The goal is to achieve much lower costs for you while creating a much better customer experience for your customers.

Thanks to its lean organisational model, EcomStream will help you to reduce the cost of ownership of your payment solution and to improve your ROI, fast.

www.ecomstream.nl