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...

Comparing QR Codes vs NFC in the Battle for Your Mobile Wallet

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October 7, 2013

Comparing QR Codes vs NFC

Currently two forms of mobile technology are leading the charge in the race to for mobile wallet supremacy. The major players in the field are currently focused on leveraging either QR codes or NFC technology in their efforts to replace your current credit card, with their...

How Yelp Can Help Your Small Business

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September 2, 2013

How Yelp Can Help Your Small Business

Yelp can be a scary place for some small businesses, but don’t fear the unknown. In reality, just having a presence on the review site can bolster customer awareness and provide small businesses with new customer insights. While Merchant Warehouse is focused on developing credit...

EMV - Coming to Your Wallet in 2015

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June 24, 2013

EMV - Coming to Your Wallet in 2015

EMV is moving us from magnetic stripe cards to more intelligent devices such as integrated circuit or "chip cards" that greatly reduce counterfeiting and fraud. Learn more about EMV and how this shift will impact merchants in the latest infographic from Merchant Warehouse. Click...

Entry Point: Where is Your Point of Sale System Vulnerable?

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May 2, 2013

Entry Point: Where is Your Point of Sale System Vulnerable?

In 2012, the Retail Industry made up 45% of data breach investigations. This is the highest percentage in retail history, and a 15% increase over 2011. While many business owners may feel that their business is too small to be concerned about a data breach, according to Visa's...

Attracting and Retaining New Customers with Mobile Technology

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March 20, 2013

Attracting and Retaining New Customers

Today's consumers are smarter, more empowered, and better connected than ever before. With competitors only a click away, few businesses are ever truly "The Only Game In Town" anymore, which makes attracting and retaining new customers infinitely more challenging.The following...

Choosing the Right Mobile Payment Option

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February 21, 2013

Choosing the Right Mobile Payment Option

The phrase "mobile payments" continues to build recognition both with business owners and consumers. However, while many individuals might be using the same term, what they are actually talking about can vary greatly. For some mobile payments refers to Near Field Communications...

The Impact of Accepting Credit Cards and Mobile Payments versus Cash Only

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February 19, 2013

Impact of Accepting Credit And Mobile Payments

Personal finance experts have long claimed that paying electronically leads us to spend more money. The ease, convenience, and intangibility, they say, all make us more likely to overspend, which for a business owner looking to increase the revenue generated by each customer is...

What are the Benefits of In-Store Mobile Commerce

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February 11, 2013

Benefits of In-Store Mobile Commerce

We often think of mobile’s role in commerce as simply allowing the consumer to do research in the store and make their purchases elsewhere, the dreaded "showrooming". Increasingly, though, shoppers are using their smartphones to actually purchase items, replacing their credit...

The Evolution of the Consumer Checkout Experience

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January 28, 2013

The Evolution of the Consumer Checkout Experience

Every business needs to accept payments from their customers, but over the years, the form of those payments have changed. Credit cards have replaced a substantial percentage of cash transactions, and smartphone-enabled digital wallets are slowly replacing credit cards even for...