2014 Money 20/20 Takeaways and Themes

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November 11, 2014

Money 20/20 2014

The payments industry has many events and conferences promoting disruptive technologies and business models, but none promote the industry the way Money20/20 does. This past week, November 2-6, the payments industry gathered at the Aria Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, NV to...

The Holiday Shopping Season is Here

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October 31, 2014

Holiday Shopping Season

This Saturday, November 1st, will officially mark the beginning of retail’s busiest time of the year – the holiday shopping season. According Centro.net, the National Retail Federation estimated that the holiday shopping season can make up 40% of a retailers’ revenue for the...

5 Ways to Boost In-Store Sales

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September 30, 2014

5 Ways to Boost In-Store Sales

A challenge every retailer faces is how to increase sales in their store. While you may have considered improving the checkout experience, or offering gift cards, the question remains whether these efforts are worth it to your bottom line.Our latest infographic looks at five...

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...

6 Reasons Mobile POS is Gaining Traction

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

June 6, 2014

Mobile POS

Mobile and tablet based point-of-sale has been a hot topic issue for quite some time. The prevalence and popularity of consumer devices in the world of point-of-sale (POS) is on the rise. Both vendors and retailers see value in this new wave of business solutions. Here are six...

Mobile Point of Sale: Opportunities for SMBs

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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-...

Common Themes at the Mobile Payments Conference

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February 4, 2014

Mobile Payments Conference

This was my first time attending the Mobile Payments Conference (MPC). Organizer TMCNet mixed things up a bit for 2014, moving the location from New York to Miami and running the event in parallel to one of their larger conferences, ITExpo. Not sure of what to expect, I went in...

35% of Holiday Shoppers Forecasted to Buy Gifts at Local Small Businesses

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

December 13, 2013

Holiday Small Business Shopping

According to the National Retail Federal (NRF), 2013 holiday seasonal sales growth is expected to increase to 3.9% from 3.5% in 2012. While many ‘big box’ retailers are hedging their bet on the 2013 holiday shopping season, the opportunistic merchant may just well be the small...

Advice for Thriving During the Holidays

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December 4, 2013

Thriving During the Holidays

This year, 35% of shoppers plan to buy their gifts at local, small businesses.  Small business shoppers want to support local businesses and find unique merchandise within a personalized shopping experience.  "Thriving During the Holidays" is the latest infographic...

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...