Shane Happach
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Shane joined WorldPay in December as Chief Commercial Officer with overall responsibility for Global Business Development, Account Management, Product Development and Marketing.

Shane has over 12 years of experience in financial services in payments, treasury, M&A and foreign exchange. He has held diverse sales and management roles on 3 continents. Prior to joining WorldPay his most recent assignment was to launch and develop the LatAm market from a hub in Argentina for GlobalCollect. He has a degree in Finance from Miami University and an MBA in International Business from the International University of Geneva.

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Airlines on Board with New Distribution Channels

(0) Comments | Posted 26 March 2014 | (17:06)

Payments can be a complicated business, and the airlines industry is no exception.

Airlines need to manage a complex system of payment currencies, types and distribution channels. Their customers can book tickets in one country with an airline based in another country, in order to fly to a third country,...

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Think Alternative to Future-proof Your Payment Strategy

(0) Comments | Posted 20 March 2014 | (09:44)

The global e-commerce economy is growing at a rapid pace, and with this growth, we're seeing significant changes in the way merchants and consumers are choosing to do business. Whereas to date cards have been king, new research reveals that within the next four years, we'll start to see alternative...

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How Mobile Is Transforming the Airlines Payment Sector

(0) Comments | Posted 23 December 2013 | (14:06)

Airlines have long been reliant on credit cards as the primary payment type they accept online. However, as carriers' margins are increasingly squeezed, the industry is becoming more aware of the importance of enabling alternative payment methods to gain competitive advantage - and new research shows mobile is top of...

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Local Preferences Determine Video Gaming Purchase Habits

(0) Comments | Posted 23 September 2013 | (12:05)

The video gaming industry has grown exponentially since the 1970s to become a $70 billion market . US consumers alone spent $1.59 billion on digital games content (including full game downloads, add-ons, subscriptions, mobile games and social network games) during the first quarter of 2013, according to research...

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Multi-device Accessibility is in Demand from Video Gamers

(0) Comments | Posted 29 August 2013 | (13:53)

According to DFC Intelligence the video gaming industry was worth almost $80 billion in 2012 and there is no sign of it slowing down. With the growth in popularity of social platforms and the ever increasing integration of social media into our internet behaviour, consumers are starting to expect the...

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A Short History of Social Gaming and How It Is Being Monetised Today

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2013 | (16:57)

Social gaming is as old as humanity. Board games dating as far back as 3000 BC have been found in ancient Mesopotamian tombs, although today we tend to think of the advent of Dungeons and Dragons as the dawn of social gaming. More recently, there has been an explosion of...

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Monetising Digital and Video Game Content - The Evolution of Payment Models

(0) Comments | Posted 10 July 2013 | (14:40)

As an industry largely born out of a high propensity of 'free' content, converting users into paying customers is a continual challenge facing digital content and video game merchants. While digital content merchants such as Spotify, which has built a successful business offering subscription-based services for music streaming, are making...

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The Digital Generation Demands Greater Ownership of Content

(0) Comments | Posted 2 May 2013 | (17:29)

The ways in which music, films, TV programmes and reading material are purchased and consumed has transformed as a consequence of the online revolution. The digital industry has grown exponentially, and there has been a shift from the physical to the digital across all types of content and services. According...

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mCommerce in India: The Opportunity

(1) Comments | Posted 12 November 2012 | (09:34)

India's fast developing economy, coupled with a rise in the number of affluent middle class consumers, has led to a considerable appetite for eCommerce amongst the country's consumers. While fixed internet penetration remains lower than other developing markets, widespread smartphone ownership means that mobile commerce is accelerating faster than in...

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The Cultural Preferences Driving Alternative Payments Selection

(0) Comments | Posted 17 July 2012 | (12:23)

Today the alternative payments market accounts for €165 billion of global eCommerce transactions around the world, and is set to rise exponentially by 2015.

The rise of alternative payments has been phenomenal, to the extent that these types of payment now account for 22% of global transactional...

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Eastern Affluence Underpins Western Promise

(0) Comments | Posted 2 July 2012 | (15:52)

China is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and consequently, its vast population has a higher percentage of disposable income to spend than ever before. The Chinese penchant for luxury items, and particularly western brands, is making it an attractive pool of income-rich consumers. How can UK eCommerce...

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