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Smart Tech Keeps Convenience Stores Relevant as Industry Declines

As the pandemic continues and more people turn to online shopping versus running into local convenience stores, the industry has seen a decline of almost 2 percent since 2019. Consumer spending habits changed drastically as everyone tries to stay safe. Fortunately, smart tech helps keep convenience stores relevant in society by thinking outside the box …

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Direct-to-Consumer Brands Flourished in 2020, 2021 Looks Even More Promising

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for a whole lot of industries, and in fact, some have yet to recover from the hurt inflicted. However, the previous year has unexpectedly accelerated the growth of some sectors, including the direct-to-consumer (D2C) markets. 2020 witnessed a sudden shift in the consumers’ behaviors, preferences, and purchasing patterns, compelling …

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Restaurant Trends for 2021 – How Restaurants will Succeed

COVID-19 has changed the way restaurants operate in a big way. In some states, they still aren’t fully operating, which leaves restaurants thinking outside the box longer than they ever thought necessary. 2021 looks like it will shape up much how 2020 ended, which means restaurant owners must continue being creative and figuring out ways …

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Merchant Services and Payments Impacted by COVID19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders across the globe and country during the past few months has led to a significant reduction in both the number of merchant services transactions and dollar sales in our country. With predictions of a global decline in GDP, there are few bright spots in the economic fallout. …

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Fitness Studios Are Adapting Their Business Models to Survive COVID19 Shutdowns

Among the many industries adjusting to life under the coronavirus pandemic, fitness studios have found ways to compensate for shutdown orders. From online classes to equipment rental, fitness studios remain flexible in their fitness offerings for their clients. Whether studios offer classes on Instagram or interact with students on Zoom, instructors and studios are making …

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How Might COVID19 Affect the Credit Card Processing Industry?

How Might Coronavirus Affect the Payments Industry? Not handling cash is one measure consumers are taking to avoid the risk of exposure to Coronavirus, or Covid-19. Contactless payments are already on the rise as consumers find avenues that allow them to avoid touching possibly high-risk payment terminals. Payment processing by self-checkout may become more popular …

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Top Ecommerce Trends for 2020

Top E-commerce Trends for 2020 E-commerce trends are making the shopping experience easier for the consumer. Moving in the direction of personalization and new customer experiences, the e-commerce industry is dynamically transforming every year, especially with the assistance of AI. Providing multiple avenues of payment and streamlining payment processes are only part of a merchant’s …

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Top Mobile Payment Trends for 2020

Juniper Research analytics estimates two billion people will use mobile banking by 2020. Already outnumbering desktop connections, mobile users’ first banking experience is via a mobile device in developing countries.  While dealing with complex regulatory compliance, banks are also charged with creating a more secure authentication system for their mobile banking security. In an ever-changing …

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Top E-commerce Trends in 2019

Payment Methods – Credit Card Processing & Beyond Making the shopping experience easier for the consumer is the goal of new e-commerce tools. Every year, the e-commerce industry is dynamically transforming, moving in the direction of personalization and new sleeker customer experiences, especially with the increasing integration of AI. Streamlining payment processes and providing multiple …

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