Is Thanksgiving Day Becoming the New Black Friday?

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

November 25, 2013

Black Friday

Thanksgiving Day. In the U.S. it’s a holiday focused on giving thanks for the blessings and good fortune each has experienced during the previous year - a holiday filled with family, food and, for many, football. The day after Thanksgiving has been long recognized as the...

Diving In: Generational Shopping Patterns

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

November 19, 2013

Generational Shopping Patterns

Shopping decisions can seem almost arbitrary on an individual basis, but with a wider angle and a deeper perspective, sweeping trends emerge. One of the most notable divisions in shopping habits is along age lines; baby boomers, Generation X and the millennial buyers between...

State of the Payments Industry: Quarterly Update

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November 14, 2013

State of the Payments Industry: Quarterly Update

Q4 2013 InfographicPublished:  Nov. 14th, 2013As we make our way through the final quarter of 2013, we’re seeing major changes in mobile payment usage, omni-channel implementation and consumer spending trends. As retailers are ramping up for the holiday season, we are...

Saved by the ‘Shark’ – Leveraging a Valuable Tool

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November 14, 2013

Wireshark

Fifteen years ago Gerald Combs released a little network protocol analyzer called Wireshark (then called Ethereal). At the time it only dissected five protocols and only ran on Linux and Solaris. He decided to share it with the world and released it as open source software...

Payment Security and the SMB: Fifth Annual Survey

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November 12, 2013

Payment Security and the SMB: The Fifth Annual Survey

It’s time for a fresh perspective on payment security and the SMB. Nothing in the American marketplace is more diverse than the Level 4 merchant group. Representing 98% of all U.S. retailers and primarily comprised of small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs),...

SmartPhones: Leveraging Technology to Improve the In-Store Shopping Experience

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

November 7, 2013

Leveraging Technology to Improve the In-Store Shopping Experience

 If you own a brick-and-mortar retail business and cringe whenever you witness customers wielding smartphones, you might want to rethink things a little. We've all heard horror stories about people visiting local businesses, scoping out the merchandise and then using their...

Mobile Marketing and Technology - Money2020 2013 Interview with Greg Cohen

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November 5, 2013

Mobile Marketing and Technology

At this years Money2020 conference Marla Ellerman sat down with Greg Cohen for an update on what's new with the Genius Customer Engagement Platform.  Video Transcription Marla Ellerman, Mobile Marketing and Technology OnlineHi I'm Marla Ellerman I'm publisher of Mobile...

Online Versus Brick & Mortar: Who Will Win this Holiday Season

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

October 31, 2013

holiday shopping

Halloween is here, which means one thing. No, not that there’s going to be an abundance of candy around your house tonight and in the office tomorrow. It means the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. Yes, most consider the day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, to...

Survey Results: Mobile Devices and Shopping

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October 29, 2013

Mobile Commerce

Mobile devices and shopping – topics that are particularly relevant this time of year as the holiday season quickly approaches. Over the past six months Merchant Warehouse conducted a survey of over 550 consumers and merchants on how mobile devices are changing shopping...

Tips to Find the Right Payment Technology for You

Russell Harty | VIEW PROFILE

October 23, 2013

Tips to Find the Right Payment Technology

Two growing trends are set to make the traditional approach to completing a transaction at a retailer’s point-of-sale (POS) device a thing of the past. The widespread availability of new payment technologies makes it easier and faster for customers to complete transactions. This...