The Battle for Hyperspeed Commerce in the Internet Age

Henry Helgeson | VIEW PROFILE

May 15, 2014

Hyperspeed Commerce

The Internet has facilitated new ways to connect consumers with products that were previously unimagined. There’s basically nothing you can’t buy online today, from a penny to a yacht. But the real challenge isn’t rooted in finding something online anymore; it’s in getting...

Showrooming, Webrooming and Local Searches

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

May 14, 2014

Showrooming, Webrooming and Local Searches

Each month, approximately 2.9 billion people access the Internet and a good portion of that activity is centered on shopping. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), online (e-commerce) retail sales now comprise over six percent of all retail activity.Over the past...

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

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

May 12, 2014

Top US Cities for Small Businesses

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...

A Retailer's Guide to Webrooming

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

May 9, 2014

Guide to Webrooming

Brick-and-mortar stores are feeling the heat from online retailers, especially with their 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...

Why Your Business Should Upgrade from ‘Cash Only’

Michael Gavin | VIEW PROFILE

May 7, 2014

Cash vs Credit

Businesses that refuse to accept non-cash payments may be missing out on a significant number of sales every month. The costs of upgrading to accepting credit cards and mobile payments may seem daunting, but the long term benefits should most definitely be examined before a...

Mobile Payments: Good for Business

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

May 6, 2014

Mobile Payments

 Everyone’s talking about mobile payments. Analyst firms continue to make milestone predictions. Forrester, for example, predicts that U.S. mobile payments will reach $90 billion by 2017, up from just $12.8 billion in 2012. And, new entries continue to flood the marketplace...

The Point-of-Sale (POS) Transaction

Greg Cohen | VIEW PROFILE

May 1, 2014

Point-of-Sale Transaction

I have spent nearly 20 years in the payments industry and like many of us, when I talk about something I’ve been so involved with I often take certain things for granted. As more and more stakeholders engage in payments and commerce it reminds me that a “back to basics” blurb...

Preparing Your Business for a New World of Payments in 2014 and Beyond

Russell Harty | VIEW PROFILE

April 28, 2014

New World of Payments

Over the past 20 years, U.S. retailers shifted away from checks and started accepting credit cards. Most stores still have cash registers or use desktop PCs as point-of-sale terminals, but many experts believe that this will change in the years to come. Mobile payments, self-...

Stats Don't Lie: Loyalty Programs Deliver for SMBs

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

April 24, 2014

Loyalty Programs

Loyalty – the quality of being loyal to someone or something. For businesses, building loyalty with existing customers is often critical to their long-term success. In fact, loyalty programs in the U.S. date back to the late 1700s when a merchant started giving out copper tokens...

Mobile Point of Sale: Opportunities for SMBs

Russell Harty | VIEW PROFILE

April 22, 2014

Mobile Point of Sale

Explosive growth in credit card payments, mobile technologies, and ever-changing consumer expectations are driving retailers to leverage new strategies and applications to deliver a more seamless shopping experience. Eliminating long check-out lines, offering alternative in-...