Julia Millot

ACH is Making a Comeback in Ecommerce

What’s old always seems to become new again, even within the payment landscape. ACH, or automated clearing house, an old-school payment method you probably associate with your monthly paychecks, is having a moment in eCommerce. The National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) created this network in the 1970s to connect all US banks and enable […]

A Crisis of Confidence

Ecommerce fraud is a global problem. On that, everyone agrees. But new research from Riskified shows that merchants and consumers don’t see eye-to-eye on a key issue in fraud prevention. Consumers are not particularly confident in merchants’ ability to combat fraud. To measure the gap between how merchants and consumers view fraud prevention, Riskified conducted […]

Evolution of Payments & Declines

Remember the good ol’ days of bartering? Probably not, since it hasn’t been a proper form of payment in over 5,000 years. Society shifted from bartering to using barley, then coins, and later banknotes and checks to represent value. With modern advancements in technology came plastic cards, eWallets, and other new payment methods.  While this […]

Payment Authorizations 101

Lately, we’ve been talking a lot about payment authorization failures and how they may be costing merchants up to 15% of their potential eCommerce revenue. One reason that this has ballooned into such a massive issue is that merchants aren’t getting enough insight into why customers are declined and often have little control over the […]

Overcoming Payment Authorization Failures

Ecommerce merchants lose customers for all sorts of reasons, but one of the most pressing is a reason few are aware of: payment authorization failures. About 1 in every 7 eCommerce dollars is declined during payment authorization. Riskified data also reveals that up to 72% of these orders are placed by legitimate customers who can […]