Merchant Warehouse Integrates Global Storm POS into Genius Customer Engagement Platform

Merchant Warehouse

September 18, 2014

Boston, MA (9/18/14) --  Payment technologies leader Merchant Warehouse® today announced the integration of Global Storm POS into the Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™. The integration brings a wireless, cloud-based solution to Global Storm POS so customers can take advantage of EMV compliance, gift cards and new payment solutions like Apple PayTM through NFC technology. Global Storm POS is an iPad Point of Sale (POS) solution for retail, hospitality, grocery and quick service restaurants. Whether enabling pay at the table, payment capture or streamlining a merchant’s countertop, Global Storm POS helps businesses focus on delivering cutting edge payment technologies to customers, rather than new technology integrations and updates. The Genius Customer Engagement...

Merchant Warehouse Honored as Bronze Stevie Award Winner in 2014 American Business Awards

Merchant Warehouse

September 16, 2014

Winners in ABA’s Tech & New Product Awards Ceremony Announced in San Francisco Boston, MA – September 15, 2014 – Payment technologies leader Merchant Warehouse® today announced that the company was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year category for up to 2,500 employees in the 12th Annual American Business Awards. The award recognizes the achievements of Merchant Warehouse organization through its delivery of the Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™. With the Genius Customer Engagement Platform, Merchant Warehouse is leading the way in payments innovation. Genius ensures any business can leverage the opportunities presented through advanced payment technologies by offering a cloud-based payments solution that accepts any payment type...

Apple Pay is Here – Merchant Warehouse’s Genius Platform Accepts Apple Pay

Merchant Warehouse

September 11, 2014

Apple Pay is here and Merchant Warehouse’s Genius Platform is ready. Customers using Apple Pay are able to pay in-person with their iPhone or Apple Watch at any retailer or business using Genius, which is already NFC enabled, from day one! Developers who have integrated to the Genius platform are ready to go and can begin offering their customer Apple Pay enabled solutions today! No additional development or updates are required. “When Merchant Warehouse launched the Genius Customer Engagement Platform more than two years ago, we knew that businesses would want to take advantage of new payment technologies as they became available, including mobile payments,” said Henry Helgeson, CEO, Merchant Warehouse. “The announcement of Apple Pay is proof that our prediction is becoming a reality....

Apple Pay – What Does It Mean For Your Business

Merchant Warehouse

September 11, 2014

Apple’s recent unveiling of its new iPhone 6 and Apple Pay platform has sparked a lot of conversation surrounding mobile payments, near field communications (NFC) and the future of mobile commerce. With Apple finally adopting NFC and entering the payments space, you may have some questions regarding how this might affect you and your business. Merchant Warehouse has followed the announcement and the technology closely all in an effort to help our partners and customers understand the opportunities of Apple Pay and NFC enabled payments present for their businesses.   How will Apple Pay work? Apple Pay syncs a few of Apple’s existing programs together and when coupled with the new NFC chips in the iPhone 6 can create a seamless payment experience at the point-of-sale. By combining...

State of the Payments Industry: Quarterly Update

Merchant Warehouse

September 5, 2014

Q3 2014 InfographicPublished:  Aug. 31st, 2014The first half of 2014 marked a rise in springtime credit spending and interesting advancements in global mobile wallet and payment technologies. In the U.S., what will this increased e-commerce activity and the upcoming back-to-school and winter shopping seasons hold for the rest of year?Our Q3 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...

Venmo outpaces Starbucks

Merchant Warehouse

September 2, 2014

According to the most recent Business Insider Intelligence estimates the PayPal-owned Venmo overtook the Starbucks mobile payment app in terms of U.S. transaction volume during the second quarter of 2014. Venmo transaction volume reached $468 million in the second quarter of 2014 representing a 347% increase year-over-year increase, bringing it just ahead of Starbucks which grew to $413 million.While currently the Venmo app is being used as a peer-to-peer payment network its growth and backing from PayPal positions it as a possible impact player if it pivots towards retail payments in the future. A similar technology is currently making waves in Kenya, where more than 80% of the country’s population pays for goods and services on their smartphones. M-PESA relies on users leveraging their...

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="...