To mangle a Nietzsche quote, when you gaze long into the global marketplace, the global marketplace gazes also into you. Last year, New Zealand cemented its involvement in global retail by welcoming several big international retail brands. The Register editor Sarah Dunn unpicks what this meant for the industry.
Clashes with PayPal over a line of dried fruit has left Kiwi paleo supermarket Dalson Foods without credit card facilities for more than a week. Managing director Jason Buckley says that customers pay by credit card around 80-90 percent of the time when shopping with the online-only store, so not to have this facility was “quite damaging”.
E-commerce payment provider eWay has launched in New Zealand as the first service that lets a retail store set up online payments without needing to speak to a bank.