Merchant Warehouse Uncovers Missed Opportunity for Retailers This Back-to-School Shopping Season

Merchant Warehouse

July 8, 2014

Survey Finds Consumers Want Loyalty Programs, but Few Offered by Retailers for Back-to-School  Boston, MA (July 8, 2014) -- Back-to-school shopping is the second largest retail event of the year, only behind holiday shopping. However, businesses are failing to use loyalty programs in order to take full advantage of the $72.5 billion back-to-school shopping opportunity, according to findings from a new study, conducted in June 2014 by payment technologies leader, Merchant Warehouse. The missed back-to-school loyalty opportunity could impact retailers’ sales later in the year, too, as consumers admit the stores they shop at for back-to-school items are also top-of-mind for the holiday shopping season.  Merchant Warehouse surveyed more than more than 100 small business owners and...

Merchant Warehouse Back to School Survey | Findings - Business

Merchant Warehouse

July 7, 2014

Surveyed over 100 small businesses who owned or managed an SMB. All retailers sold “back-to-school” items. Definition of a loyalty campaign: A promotion intended to incentivize repeat/regular customers.   THE STORY  Even though 58 percent of retailers agree loyalty campaigns can have a positive impact on their back-to-school shopping season, only 34 percent plan to run a loyalty campaign this back-to-school shopping season.  Where does technology fit in? While there are a variety of reasons retailers are not planning to run loyalty campaigns this back-to-school shopping season, the most commonly reported reason was that loyalty campaigns have not been beneficial to the business in the past, with 25 percent selecting this response. This suggests that loyalty campaigns...

Merchant Warehouse Back to School Survey | Findings - Consumer

Merchant Warehouse

July 7, 2014

Back-to-school is the second biggest shopping moment of the year, behind only the holiday season. This year, Merchant Warehouse surveyed over 700 consumers to learn more about their shopping habits and intentions. Some of the findings confirmed long-held theories about consumer behavior, while others proved surprising. Learn more below.   Consumer Loyalty is Real During the back-to-school shopping season, consumers are likely to shop at the same stores they’ve shopped at in the past, with 85 percent of consumers typically shopping at the same retailers, year after year, for back-to-school items. However, for retailers looking for new customers, there’s good news: consumers loyal to a specific retailer are willing to make a switch given the right incentive. If offered a promotion...

Blue Sage Software Integrates with Merchant Warehouse’s Genius Platform

Merchant Warehouse

June 25, 2014

Genius Customer Engagement Platform Pulls into the Automotive Industry BOSTON, MA -- (June 26, 2014) -- Payment technologies leader Merchant Warehouse® today announced that Blue Sage Software, the premiere backend software for automotive parts distributors, has integrated Pacesetter, its point of sale (POS) software with the Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™ to become a certified Genius partner. This integration provides Blue Sage Software’s automotive industry customers with a flexible, future-forward payments solution featuring EMV-ready capabilities ahead of the 2015 deadline. The Genius Customer Engagement Platform empowers merchants with unlimited choice at the point of sale. A holistic, cloud-based payments solution, Genius securely accepts any payment type, including credit...

Merchant Warehouse Named Preferred Supplier for ProTradeNet

Merchant Warehouse

June 12, 2014

Merchant Warehouse to offer payment solutions to The Dwyer Group’s 1,500 licensees Boston, MA – June 12, 2013 – Payment technologies leader, Merchant Warehouse®, today announced a partnership with ProTradeNet®, the vendor management company of The Dwyer Group® and its seven franchise companies including, Mr. Rooter®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Appliance®, Rainbow International®, Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor® and The Grounds Guys®. The partnership makes Merchant Warehouse a preferred supplier for credit card processing to franchisees of The Dwyer Group’s brands. As a preferred supplier, Merchant Warehouse now offers a credit card payment solution with seamless integration into the ZWare® mobile point of sale (mPOS) technology to franchisees of The Dwyer Group’s brands. Typically, transactions in the...

State of the Payments Industry: Quarterly Update

Merchant Warehouse

June 4, 2014

Q2 2014 InfographicPublished:  Jun. 4th, 2014As things progress into the second quarter, momentum in payments and associated technologies continues to scale at a rapid pace. As the market evolves, consumers and businesses will begin to coalesce around technology solutions and individual preferences, with early front runners potentially being surpassed by new entries that deliver the specific options consumers value. Our Q2 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...

Merchant Warehouse Announces Partnership with TouchBistro at NRA 2014 Chicago

Merchant Warehouse

May 13, 2014

Genius Customer Engagement Platform Expands Offerings in Hospitality Industry BOSTON, MA -- (May 13, 2014) -- Payment technologies innovator Merchant Warehouse® today announced a partnership with TouchBistro, a leader in iPad point of sale (POS) technology solutions for cafes, bars, food trucks and restaurants. The seamless integration with the Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™ gives TouchBistro’s customers in the hospitality industry the flexibility to accept any type of payment, as well as immediate certification, in time for the 2015 EMV deadline.  TouchBistro is a smart POS app that supports tableside ordering, customized seating charts and menus, bill splitting, sales reports and unlimited printer connections. The integration with Merchant Warehouse’s Genius platform...

Small Business Gets Big: The Top US Cities for Small Businesses

Merchant Warehouse

May 12, 2014

Wondering where small businesses are performing the best in the United States? According to recent data the answers might surprise you.Recently Biz2Credit analyzed over 12,000 businesses with less than 250 employees and less than $10 million in annual revenues from across the country that have been in operation for more than 1 year. According to these figures the average business in Riverside-San Bernardino, California has the highest annual revenue with Portland, Oregon following up in second place. Additionally the report examines credit scores, providing a look into where businesses are flourishing with a stable base. Unsurprisingly the businesses with the highest average credit scores are centered around technology hubs throughout the US, with San Jose and Denver currently leading the...

A Retailer's Guide to Webrooming

Merchant Warehouse

May 9, 2014

Brick-and-mortar store are feeling the heat from online retailers, especially with the customers browsing in-store and buying online. But the showroowing effect is not the only way shoppers are changing their habits. See how reverse-showrooming or ‘webrooming’ is shifting the opportunity back to the brick and mortar stores, and some tips on how your business can take advantage. in the infographic below. 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/a-retailers-guide-to-webrooming" rel="nofollow" title="A Retailers Guide to Webrooming"><img src="http://merchantwarehouse.com/sites/merchantwarehouse.com/files/guidetowebrooming600.png...

Cougar Mountain Software Announces Partnership with Merchant Warehouse

Merchant Warehouse

May 1, 2014

Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™ Will Be The Exclusive Integrated Payment System For Cougar Mountain Software Accounting Software Boise, ID – May 1, 2014 -- This week, Cougar Mountain Software, the provider of Denali POS Accounting software, announced an increased level of partnership with Merchant Warehouse, a leading provider of payment technologies and merchant account services. Before the announcement, Cougar Mountain Software offered customers Merchant Warehouse payment services as an affordable, effective payment processing solution. This week’s announcement identifies Merchant Warehouse as the exclusive provider of payment services for Cougar Mountain Software. It also reveals that Merchant Warehouse’s Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™ has been fully integrated into...