Merchant Warehouse and One Step Retail Solutions Win Innovative Solution Award for Best Partnership at RSPA’s RetailNOW

Merchant Warehouse

August 27, 2014

Partnering Companies Bring Genius Customer Engagement Platform to One Step Retail Solutions’ Retail Customers  Boston, MA -- August 27, 2014 -- Payment technologies leader Merchant Warehouse® and top retail technology reseller One Step Retail Solutions today announced the receipt of the Innovative Solution Award for Best Partnership by the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) and Vertical Systems Reseller (VSR) Magazine. This award honors both companies for bringing Merchant Warehouse’s Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™ to One Step Retail Solutions’ retail customers. Out of over 100 submissions, six winners were selected for the 2014 Innovation Solution Awards. The Best Partnership award recognizes two technology companies that work together to introduce a new solution...

Which Mobile Payment Methods are Consumers Using?

Merchant Warehouse

August 19, 2014

Mobile payments are beginning to make their mark on the US retail market. Starbucks is one of the biggest players in the space with over 10 million users actively using their mobile payment and loyalty application, an app that accounted for more than $1 billion in sales during 2013. However apps such as Starbucks, Google Wallet, ISIS, PayPal, LevelUp are just the tip of the iceberg, with new mobile payment options popping up on a near daily basis. Regardless as to the name or benefits of the application, most mobile apps leverage one of 4 types of methods for accepting and sending payments - NFC (or tapping the mobile device near the point of sale), presenting a QR Code to a scanner located at the point of sales, scanning a QR Code located at the point of sale, and direct payments sent...

Payments News Round-Up: August 2014

Merchant Warehouse

August 18, 2014

Each month we round up the most interesting news in payments, the stories that have the potential to change the industry in ways big and small. Tell us what you think in the comments!  August 2014 Amazon Prepares to Make a Splash Amazon recently debuted its first smartphone, the Fire Phone, heralding a new direction for the ecommerce site. CNNMoney’s James O’Toole called it a “shopping device that makes calls,” referencing the phone’s Magic Window app, which essentially enables showrooming in the wild. Shortly thereafter, the company dove into the mobile payments fray head-first with a Wallet app for smartphones. Finally, on July 27, 9to5Mac leaked an internal Staples document that reveals Amazon will be launching a point of sale system that will function as a Square competitor...

Back to School, Back to the Store: Loyalty Programs Drive Return Shoppers

Merchant Warehouse

August 13, 2014

Back to School season is serious business, with an estimated $72.9 billion retail dollars up for grabs. When it comes to back-to-school shopping, many retailers are failing to use loyalty programs in order to take full advantage of the lucrative back-to-school shopping opportunity.Our latest infographic looks at why retailers should be leveraging loyalty programs to significantly increase their returns during the back-to-school shopping season, as well as the value launching these programs can bring after the season is over. Click Infographic to Enlarge   For easy integration of the full infographic on your website, simply copy and paste the following embed code.  <a href="http://merchantwarehouse.com/loyalty-programs-drive-back-to-school-shoppers" rel="nofollow" title="...

Merchant Warehouse Accelerates Partner Channel Expansion

Merchant Warehouse

August 6, 2014

Company Announces 100 Percent Partner Channel Account Growth, New Hires to Support Genius Customer Engagement Integrations  Boston, MA – August 5, 2014 – Payment technologies leader Merchant Warehouse® today announced 100 percent growth in its partner channel since the second quarter of 2013 and the hiring of new talent to significantly increase platform integrations. Merchant Warehouse’s partner channel momentum is driven by the company’s constantly evolving Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™ and an accelerating demand from point of sale (POS) developers to integrate with Genius. The Genius Customer Engagement Platform is a holistic, cloud-based payments solution. With the ability to securely accept any payment type, including credit cards and alternative payments, Genius...

J3 Point-of-Sale Announces Integration with Merchant Warehouse’s Genius Platform at RSPA RetailNOW 2014

Merchant Warehouse

August 5, 2014

Genius Platform Brings Signature On-Demand and Security Compliances to J3 Point-of-Sale  BOSTON, MA --AUGUST 5, 2014 -- Payment technologies leader Merchant Warehouse® today announced the integration of J3 Point-of-Sale, a complete retail inventory management system for hardware stores, lumber yards, convenience stores and other general merchandise stores, with the Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™. This partnership ensures security compliances for J3 Point-of-Sale customers and enables signature capture for both transactions and liabilities on a single device.  J3 Point-of-Sale services industries including convenience stores and the more than 30,000 independent hardware stores and lumber yards in the United States, many which need point-of-sale (POS) functionality for...

Merchant Warehouse Integrates PayPal into Genius Platform

Merchant Warehouse

August 4, 2014

Boston, MA -- August 5, 2014 -- Payment technologies leader Merchant Warehouse® today announced the integration of PayPal with the Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™. This integration will make PayPal’s in-store payments available to thousands of brick-and-mortar businesses across the U.S., without requiring merchants to make additional investments in point-of-sale (POS) software or hardware. For businesses and consumers, PayPal’s integration to Genius provides a faster, simpler and easier payment solution. Businesses with Genius-enabled POS systems can activate PayPal acceptance, enabling direct integration into the PayPal app. Customers will be able to use the app to “check-in” to let businesses know they are ready to pay with PayPal, enabling a seamless payment experience for...

Merchant Warehouse Brings Multi-Channel Capabilities to Businesses

Merchant Warehouse

July 31, 2014

Merchant Warehouse Offers a Seamless Cross-Channel Experience for Retailers of All Sizes Boston, MA – July 31, 2014 – Payment technologies leader Merchant Warehouse® today announced new multi-channel capabilities. The latest additions, part of a growing list of new features offered by Merchant Warehouse, allow businesses of all sizes to provide a seamless customer shopping – and payment - experience in-store, on-line and on-the-go. Merchant Warehouse takes the complexity out of doing business on multiple platforms by providing retailers with holistic, streamlined solutions that connect digital and in-store shopping offering both front-end customer simplicity as well as back-end reporting and business management insights. The multi-channel capabilities help businesses by providing...

Merchant Warehouse Announces Latest Evolution of the Genius Customer Engagement Platform

Merchant Warehouse

July 30, 2014

Genius Platform Brings Advanced Point-of-Sale Functionality to Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Boston, MA – July 30, 2014 – Payment technologies leader Merchant Warehouse® today announced a series of new features and functionality within its proprietary Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™. These new platform enhancements, including signature on-demand, line item display and on-screen advertising, deliver ‘big box’ retail solutions to enable small and mid-sized businesses to deliver a significantly enhanced experience at the point of sale.. The world of payments is rapidly evolving. For example, while 16 percent of U.S. consumers have made a purchase using their smartphones to date, 78 percent indicate interest in using them while shopping. There are big opportunities here, and...

Retail Credit and Debit Card Processing Volume for June 2014

Merchant Warehouse

July 24, 2014

While brick and mortar retail business owners may have experience a slow down in their processing volume compared to May, they are still currently processing more than they were at this time last year. In fact according to First Data's SpendTrends credit card processing volume is up 3.9 percent compared to the previous June, which was up over 8 percent compared to 2012. Debit and Pin Debit transaction volume growth were both up2 and 3.3 percent respectively compared to their 2013 numbers.One item for merchants to be aware of is that credit card volume growth has outpaced debit and pin debit growth in 9 out of the past 12 months, an encouraging trend representing a likely increase in consumer confidence as the economy continues to rebound from 2008.For more information on whats...