I was featured in Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco (FWA SF) Winter Newsletter. The Q&A is reprinted here, with permission from the FWA. FWA: What are the current trends in the emerging and alternative payments space? McCune: Well, they aren’t all that alternative or so emerging anymore, for one. In the online domain, emerging […]
I’m attending the PayPal Developers Conference this week and want to share some initial impressions about the Paypal platform and what it might mean in the world of payments. First off, the combined weight of the new products, partner demonstrations, and new applications is almost overwhelming. There’s a lot here competing for our collective attention. […]
I attended yesterday’s PayPal Platform Preview in San Jose and wanted to share some thoughts on the platform, Adaptive Payments, and the partner applications that were demonstrated. First, a bit of context. PayPal has long offered a suite of callable APIs for payments acceptance. These APIs expose PayPal functionality to merchants that want to accept […]
Today I logged into PayPal to send money to a friend of mine and noticed that PayPal is promoting its “Send Money” functionality to businesses for paying suppliers and vendors.
Internet Retailer recently published the 2009 Edition of its Top 500 Guide, which provides profiles and statistics on “America’s 500 Largest Retail Web Sites”. eCommerce professionals look forward to its publication every June not only to see the relative rankings of the online retailers, and to also pick apart the shifting dynamics of the industry.
Recently, I’ve been studying innovation in payments – trying to identify the factors that influence market success (rare) vs. market failures (much more common). Certainly, the story of PayPal (as the most successful payments innovation in a long time) is at the center of my analysis. On his Redeye VC blog, First Round Capital’s Josh […]
Yesterday, Google Checkout announced that it was changing its fee structure beginning May 5 – eliminating the previous credit that Google AdWords customers got that reduced their Google Checkout fees. Instead, the new Google Checkout fee structure essentially parallels that of PayPal’s – a long-standing fee structure that the online payments leader has had in […]
Earlier today, PayPal president Scott Thompson presented at the eBay Analyst day (the first done by the company since 2006) and I will do my best to summarize his key points here in this post. The primary message I heard was that PayPal intends to dominate e-commerce transactions worldwide. In addition, I’m including the PayPal-specific […]
eBay announced Q3 2008 results today, along with a significant PayPal milestone: off-Ebay purchase volume has for the first time exceeded on-eBay purchase volume. Before looking at what this means, the terminology here is worth clarifying. On-eBay purchase volume is all purchases made through PayPal to finalize purchases inside the eBay marketplace. Off-eBay purchase volume […]
by Russ Jones eBay announced Q3 2008 results today, along with a significant PayPal milestone: off-Ebay purchase volume has for the first time exceeded on-eBay purchase volume. Before looking at what this means, the terminology here is worth clarifying. On-eBay purchase volume is all purchases made through PayPal to finalize purchases inside the eBay marketplace. […]