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Trends in Mobile Credit Card Processing for Fall 2021 and 2022

Over the last 12 months, almost every retailer felt the need to shift from the in-store traditional payment methods to the new-age digital methods. Businesses have also understood that this shift has a vast scope – it is not just a momentary reaction to the prevailing coronavirus pandemic, but a long-term trend. IBM’s U.S Retail …

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Differences Between a Credit Card Machine and POS System

Starting out, many new business owners may feel baffled by a huge list of technologies and terms, especially in the payment industry, such as POS systems, credit card terminals, credit card processing, and so more. Many startups may feel confused when selecting the right device or technology for handling their day-to-day transactions and sales. Although …

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Installment Plans Gain Traction Among Consumers, Predicted to Grow in 2021

The pandemic has been hard on almost all business owners and consumers across the world. With people losing their jobs and expenses rising, millions of consumers have been going through a financial crisis for the last 10-12 months. Such wide economic gaps are compelling buyers to trim their shopping lists and finding better ways to …

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Tipping Goes Virtual as COVID19 Impacts US Restaurants

COVID-19 has affected restaurants harder than many other industries mainly due to the lack of cash flow. Not that restaurants aren’t making the money, they just make it differently. Most payments are electronic to avoid the risk of passing germs with cash (not necessarily because of the lower accessibility of it). That leaves restaurant owners …

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COVID19 Drives Adoption of Contactless Payments and Curbside Pickup

Today, shopping retail and even picking up food at a restaurant looks different. Most customers prefer contactless payments and curbside pickup. They are the norm – they are expected. Contactless payments are just one more way to reduce the risk of sharing the virus. With less cash flowing around, the risk lessens, especially when consumers …

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Visa Looks to Make Plastic Cards Sustainable

Visa has an ambition to improve the world and minimize its environmental impact. Thus, they are collaborating with the CPI Card Group to produce ‘Earthwise High Content Card’ for Visa cardholders. The credit card, made of 98% upcycled plastic, would enable both contactless and contact payments. Besides this, the aim is to make cards EMV compliant with dual-interface …

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How Is COVID-19 Transforming E-Commerce Merchants?

How Is COVID-19 Transforming E-Commerce Merchants? There is no doubt COVID-19 has redefined our life, and its impact could, presumably, last for years. The way we socialize, work, and function has rapidly changed, and so has our buying behavior. Online shopping has become the new norm as consumers are finding it safer and more reliable. …

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How Should I Choose a Credit Card Processor for My Restaurant?

Because restaurants operate on thin profit margins, restaurateurs must leverage every payment type to attract every type of customer while simultaneously leveraging the support of their credit card processor. Business owners don’t have time to waste on deciphering complex credit card processing fees during their monthly reconciliation. Nor do they have the luxury of refusing …

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The Millennial Generation is the Debit Card Generation

Cash or plastic? When members of Generation Y are asked this point-of-sale (POS) question, they are more likely to choose plastic, but not necessarily a credit card. According to research by PSCU, a payment processing provider for American credit unions, older members of the Millennial Generation, those who are between the ages of 31 and …

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Getting a Merchant Account

Choosing a merchant account can be overwhelming. With innumerable fee structures, not to mention growing varieties of payment options, a business can spend full-time hours simply keeping up with the fast pace of credit card processing trends. If you follow the advice from the steps listed below, you’ll be ahead in the merchant account game: …

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Molly Bloom to be keynote speaker at WSAA

The Western State Acquirers Association (WSAA) is an organization that provides financial institutions, independent sales organizations, and other businesses involved in the payment processing and merchant services industries within the with up-to-date, industry-related education. Part of this effort is hosting a yearly conference in Palm Springs, CA that offers inspiration and education to the attendees. …

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What is NFC? Everything you need to know about Near Field Communication and Contactless Payments

What is NFC (Near Field Communication)? Near Field Communication, commonly referred to as NFC, is a form of wireless communication used to connect smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices such as smart watches. In the payments industry it allows a user to wave their smartphone over a credit card machine to make a payment rather …

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