State of the Payments Industry: Quarterly Update

Merchant Warehouse

December 18, 2014

Q4 2014 InfographicPublished:  Dec. 18th, 2014A look at the latest stats and figures in the payment industry, including updates on the 2014 holiday shopping projections and how Apple Pay is impacting mobile payments in the US.Our Q4 2014 THE STATE OF PAYMENTS infographic is below, for a more in-depth look into these sections as well as new information that was not available at the time of release, please visit the individual pages for each section listed above. Click Infographic to Enlarge  For easy integration of this infographic on your website, simply copy and paste the following embed code. We do ask that if you chose to embed this infographic, or leverage the information outlined for your own work, that you include a reference link to the original source content.<a...

This Month in Payments News: November 2014

Merchant Warehouse

December 9, 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.  In our monthly series here on the Resource Center, we round up the biggest stories in the payments industry -- the breaking news and developing trends that stand to change this space and herald innovation. In this edition, we’re covering October. Follow along! November brought several new developments in the payments industry, including American Express embracing tokenization, the launch of some fresh mobile payment apps and one startup on a quest to reinvent loyalty programs.American Express Introduces Tokenization This month, American Express announced American Express Token Service, designed for Amex’s partners, card...

#GivingTuesday - Your Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

Merchant Warehouse

December 2, 2014

Launched in 2012 by the New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, #GivingTuesday uses social media to encourage charitable donations. Learn more about the #GivingTuesday mission and how to participate, in our latest infographic.To learn more about each one of the early days of the Holiday Shopping season, be sure to check out our 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide.  Click Infographic to Enlarge   For easy integration of the full infographic on your website, simply copy and paste the following embed code.  <a href="giving-tuesday-your-2014-ultimate-holiday-shopping-guide" rel="nofollow" title="Giving Tuesday - Your Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide"><img src="http://merchantwarehouse.com/sites/merchantwarehouse.com/files/...

Cyber Monday - Your 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

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December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday has quickly risen to one of the most important days in the holiday shopping season over the past few years. In fact consumers are expected to spend more than $1.735 billion online on Cyber Monday in 2014.The following infographic looks at what Cyber Monday means for retailers and consumers alike, where consumers are spending their money, and how they are engaging with retailers. For additional information on what to expect this holiday season be sure to visit our 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide. 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/cyber-monday-2014-ultimate-holiday-shopping-guide" rel="nofollow" title="...

"Black Sunday" - Your 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

Merchant Warehouse

November 30, 2014

A slow day in the holiday shopping calendar, "Black" Sunday offers consumers a chance to relax and catch up with friends and relatives, before Cyber Monday hits.The following infographic looks at some activities for consumers to consider this Sunday, additional information on the entire holiday shopping season is currently available in our 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide.  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/black-sunday-your-2014-ultimate-holiday-shopping-guide" rel="nofollow" title=""Black Sunday" - Your 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide"><img src="http://merchantwarehouse.com/sites/merchantwarehouse....

Small Business Saturday - Your 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

Merchant Warehouse

November 29, 2014

Launched in 2010, Small Business Saturday encourages consumers to shop at local, independently owned businesses in their communities. The following infographic examines what consumers and retailers should be on the look out for this Small Business Saturday, for more information on what's going on this holiday shopping season be sure to check out our 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide.  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/smb-saturday-your-2014-ultimate-holiday-shopping-guide" rel="nofollow" title="Small Business Saturday - Your 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide"><img src="http://merchantwarehouse.com/sites/...

Black Friday - Your 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

Merchant Warehouse

November 28, 2014

Black Friday is well known as one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and consumers are expected to spend $9.8 billion in-store this year. However while in-store traffic remains king, consumers are increasingly leveraging their laptops and mobile devices to make their holiday purchases after the turkey has settled.The following infographic takes a look at what consumers can expect this Black Friday, for additional information on what to expect this holiday shopping season check out our 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide.  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/black-friday-your-2014-ultimate-holiday-shopping-guide" rel...

Thanksgiving - Your 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

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November 27, 2014

More than just turkey, Thanksgiving represents the official start of the holiday shopping season. This year, shoppers are expected to spend more than $2.6 billion in-store and $766 million online on Thanksgiving.The following infographic provides a look at what consumers and retailers can expect this Thanksgiving, click here to see our full 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide.  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/thanksgiving-2014-your-ultimate-holiday-shopping-guide" rel="nofollow" title="Thanksgiving - Your 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide"><img src="http://merchantwarehouse.com/sites/merchantwarehouse.com/...

The 12 Experiences of the Holiday Shopping Season

Merchant Warehouse

November 24, 2014

The holiday season is almost upon us, and while the 12 Days of Christmas may have brought many gifts, we can all relate to the challenges that often accompany the holiday shopping season. Our latest infographic looks at twelve of the shopping experiences you may face this holiday season.  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/12-holiday-shopping-experiences" rel="nofollow" title="Preparing Your Business for Cyber Monday"><img src="http://merchantwarehouse.com/sites/merchantwarehouse.com/files/12holidayexperiences600.png"   alt="12 Holiday Shopping Experiences | Merchant Warehouse"/></a>We do ask that if...

What to Prepare for in 2015

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November 19, 2014

With six weeks to go in 2014, retailers should start thinking about the impact 2015 will have on their in-store payments strategy. Next year will likely be one of the most pivotal years in the payments industry. New technologies, new players and new guidelines will all shape the way retailers accept electronic payments. Here are three important topics to consider when planning for 2015.  1.   PCI 3.0 The current PCI 2.0 guidelines sunset on Dec 31, 2014 and will be replaced by PCI 3.0. PCI 3.0 isn’t a major overhaul vs the existing 2.0 guidelines, but it does add new items that businesses should consider and create a plan for solving. The main items to get in front of are: Creating an inventory of hardware used to accept payment with serial numbersTraining cashiers to...