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...

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...

What is "Merchant Services"?

Michael Gavin | VIEW PROFILE

May 21, 2014

What is Merchant Services?

Collecting and processing payments from your customers is a basic yet essential function of your business. Payment processing options are continuously expanding, making it critical for business owners to have a complete understanding of each available method. Merchant services...

Stats Don't Lie: Gift Cards Work for SMBs

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

April 8, 2014

Gift Cards

Americans love gift cards. We like to give gift cards as well as receive them. In fact, they’ve been the most requested item on holiday wish lists since 2007. As an industry, gift cards eclipsed $118 billion in 2013, an eight percent increase over 2012. While e-gifting fueled a...

Keeping Customers and Cutting Costs with Gift, Loyalty, and Prepaid Programs

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

March 26, 2014

Mercator Advisory Group

Small business owners have traditionally won customer loyalty through personalized service, knowing their customers, and being close to their communities. From time to time they have implemented things like punch cards or “buy 10 get one free” programs. But complicated points...

Merchant Warehouse Acquires Opticard

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

March 25, 2014


Expands Gift, Loyalty and Prepaid Offerings to Drive Stronger Merchant-Customer Relationships for SMB Merchants  BOSTON, MA – March 25, 2014 -- Merchant Warehouse®, a leading provider of payment technologies, today announced the acquisition of Opticard, a nationally...

What is Clutch?

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

June 5, 2013


Clutch is one of many new mobile applications that have entered the marketplace in the past six months. Originally introduced in December 2012 for iOS only (with Passbook as well), Clutch recently announced the addition of an Android app. The company is positioned as a mobile...

Gift Cards

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

January 15, 2013

Gift cards offer consumers an easy way to give others the power to spend at popular retailers. While gift cards are not a form of currency in the traditional sense, they can be used much like an in-store credit. Demand for these cards has risen significantly since the mid-1990s...

Should Your Business Offer Gift Cards?

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

December 1, 2011

It has oft been said that it is better to give than to receive. In the case of giving gift cards this is certainly the case, because there are many compelling benefits to selecting, purchasing and giving these gift cards to friends and loved ones in place of traditional...