Black Friday - Your 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

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November 28, 2014

Black Friday - Your 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

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...

Thanksgiving - Your 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

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November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving - Your 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

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...

The 12 Experiences of the Holiday Shopping Season

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November 24, 2014

The 12 Experiences of the Holiday Shopping Season

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...

What to Prepare for in 2015

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November 19, 2014

What to Prepare for in 2015

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...

Preparing Your Business for Cyber Monday

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November 18, 2014

Preparing Your Business for Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is the most significant marketing event of the holiday season, generating $2.29 billion in online sales during 2013, a 31% increase over online sales during Black Friday. While e-commerce business owners typically enjoy the benefits of Cyber Monday, traditional...

This Month in Payments News: October 2014

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November 13, 2014

State of the Payments Industry

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...

The 2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

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November 10, 2014

2014 Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

Once the turkey settles, holiday shopping season officially begins. This year, shoppers can expect more than 40,000 deals between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and retailers are expecting November and December sales to top $616.9 billion.The following infographic examines what...

Preparing for the Holiday Season – A Checklist for Your Customers

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November 6, 2014

Preparing for the Holiday Season

It is almost the most wonderful time of the year which also means the busiest time of the year is quickly approaching for your customers. As an independent sales agent, supporting your customers and providing advice helps build credibility, maintain relationships, and retain...

The Holiday Shopping Season is Here

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October 31, 2014

Holiday Shopping Season

This Saturday, November 1st, will officially mark the beginning of retail’s busiest time of the year – the holiday shopping season. According Centro.net, the National Retail Federation estimated that the holiday shopping season can make up 40% of a retailers’ revenue for the...

EMV Transactions: What You Need to Know

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October 22, 2014

EMV Transactions

With Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) rapidly approaching the U.S. markets, consumers, businesses and software developers may start hearing other buzz words regarding certain form factors associated with this alternative payment type. EMV has traditionally been referred to as...