Multi-channel Expansion: Is it Right for Your Business?

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

September 4, 2014

Multi-channel Expansion

Phrases like omni-channel and multi-channel get used a lot in today’s world of payments. Fifteen years ago, the Internet started presenting businesses with opportunities to create new or additional sales channels. Five years ago, smart phones and other mobile or cloud-based...

Retail - Where We’re Trending in 2014 and Beyond

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

September 4, 2014

Future of Retail

 Now that the second half of 2014 is upon us, a number of retail trends have been established. Are you familiar with any of them? Whether your business is primarily conducted in your brick-and-mortar store or through an e-commerce site - or both, it's always important as an...

Beacons - What Consumers Want

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

August 25, 2014

Beacons

Beacons – we’re starting to hear more and more about them, especially for those in marketing, retail and payments. What are they? Beacons are simple, affordable devices that retailers and/or business owners can place within their respective stores, which enable wireless...

Online eCommerce - Tips for Addressing Abandoned Shopping Carts

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

August 19, 2014

Addressing Abandoned Shopping Carts

 Abandoned shopping carts have long been thorns in online retailers' sides, and the problem only gets worse with each passing year. Interestingly, few online retailers take steps to combat the problem and simply consider it part of doing business online. That's too bad...

Making the Most of E-Commerce - What Retailers Need to Know

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

August 13, 2014

E-Commerce

Are you providing the best possible e-commerce experience for your customers? If you're like even some of the biggest, most popular online retailers, chances are that you're missing the mark in at least a few ways. Despite the fact that retailers are more aware than ever of the...

RSPA RetailNOW14: Three Major Takeaways

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

August 12, 2014

RSPA

Another year, another RSPA RetailNOW in the books. This year’s RetailNOW was full of fantastic networking opportunities, educational sessions and numerous conversations around moving the industry forward. The RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) hosts RetailNOW every...

Gift Cards - Benefits and Value for SMBs

Michael Gavin | VIEW PROFILE

July 24, 2014

Gift Cards

 If you own a business and don't already offer gift cards, it's time to rethink things. Regardless of what you sell, chances are that plenty of people would be interested in buying gift cards from your company. Without making them available, you're missing out on an amazing...

Yeah, I got my first EMV-enabled card!

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

July 22, 2014

EMV

A milestone. I open my mail on just a regular day to find it – something I have been waiting for – my first EMV credit card. Standard to some and irrelevant to others, as a professional in the payments space, I actually understand EMV and what it means to me as a customer as...

Tech's Key Players: How They're Moving into Payments and What You Need to Know

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

July 15, 2014

Tech's Key Players

Many of the major tech companies in the U.S. are currently working to add payments technology to their portfolios. What these companies -- including Amazon, Apple and Google -- bring to the table is a large cohort of customers who already rely on their services. If consumers...

SMB – Getting Started with Social Media

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

June 27, 2014

Social Media for Small Business

Social media is here to stay. Just look at the numbers. Facebook – Over 1 billion users worldwide in only 10 yearsLinkedIn – 240 million active users worldwide with 3 million business pagesTwitter – 560 million active users generating over 5,700 ‘tweets’ per secondGoogle+ - 400...