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E-commerce settles for established payment systems: Limited market potential for innovative payment systems

Heng, Stefan (2007): E-commerce settles for established payment systems: Limited market potential for innovative payment systems. Published in: E-conomics No. 62 (14. May 2007)

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Abstract

Established payment systems play a dominant role also in B2C e-commerce. Innovative payment systems can only be a success here if they pay attention to the particular features of e-commerce, convey the worth of their value-adding unique selling proposition and enjoy the support of established e-shops or financial service providers. However, apart from rare cases the conventional payment systems leave little room for the innovative systems. This holds all the more since the conventional payment systems are responding to the new demands of B2C e-commerce.

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