BNPL Behemoth’s Buying Binge: Klarna’s “SuperApp” Strategy

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The shopping app goes on a shopping spree to shop for other shopping innovators that make shopping convenient…That’s certainly one tongue-twisting way to describe Klarna’s recent spending splurge that is taking headlines by storm. The “Shopping Super App” left no stone unturned when it came to acquiring and investing its way through the top; all the while setting itself in contrast to what it is known for: a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service. It’s no news that the Swedish fintech has created quite the buzz around the flamboyant promotion of its brand. However, it is worth noting that this climb wasn’t made through an escalator, but rather a step-by-step ascend on a ladder.In recent years, the strategic investments that Klarna has cherry-picked in order to maintain its image as a “household brand” have earned it several names, of which the term “Super App” takes the cake. Further investigation on the many layers of this proclaimer reveals the fintech’s simmering journey – from a modest merchant solutions provider to today’s emotion-fueled experience driver. Let’s dig into the many flavors of this vibrant financing giant. Level 1: Building the BlueprintKlarna’s handpicked selection of acquisitions and investments is at the heart of […]

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