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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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Top Merchant Services Trends to Watch in Fall 2021 and 2022

The past year has been full of surprises for merchants, processors, and everyone involved in the payment processing ecosystem. There have been many unexpected highs and lows, but overall the trajectory of the industry has been positive despite some immense challenges. We saw the evolution of payment channels to handle consumer demands and COVID-19 threats. …

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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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MasterCard Introduces Next-Generation Contactless Payments

On 26th January 2021, MasterCard made the announcement that it is going to apply for the revolutionary range of quantum-resistant technologies for the development of next-gen contactless payments. The Ecos or Enhanced Contactless specifications will be the first-ever such technology in the industry. It helps in ensuring that as the dynamic digital landscape continues to …

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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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More Consumers Want to Use Venmo at Retail Stores

Venmo started as a fun way for peers to pay one another, but it’s quickly becoming the payment method of choice at retailers too. Venmo has become a household brand – it’s the brand consumers trust when paying friends and family, and now they want retailers to use it too. While contactless payment options are …

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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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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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