In the payments industry, we’ve grown to expect change. Payment service providers face a constant barrage of rules, regulations and..
The POS industry is being disrupted at a head-spinning rate. Every season, manufacturers and software providers are rolling out new..
POS systems are a hot target for data thieves. The complexity of payment systems makes it difficult to block all..
Too often, the point of sale can be a liability for small businesses. Consumers are unsurprised to find friction at..
Merchant churn: it’s an ugly reality for payment service providers. While it varies by market to market, studies show that..
What’s the fastest way to lose a merchant’s business? Equipment downtime. Never mind your competitive rates and good customer service…
In the POS industry, change is accelerating, and this means retailers are turning over POS equipment faster than ever. For..
There’s nothing that sends a retailer into panic mode faster than POS equipment failure. Today’s equipment is more reliable than..
At the start of 2018, we’re seeing a major shift in the way consumers view payments. Mobile payments, especially P2P..
The payments industry has seen rapid evolution and disruption over the past two decades. Micro merchants are the newest influencer…
Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to take a deep breath, regroup and review your merchant services game…
The 2018 retail payments scene can be summed up by 3 words: diversity, inclusivity and security. Let’s look at how..
Is your call center ready to face new threats to data security in 2018? It’s important to understand the risks..
Payment service providers and their merchants share the same ultimate goal: to process electronic transactions quickly, easily and profitably. In..
Out all the difficult, time consuming requirements of merchant POS maintenance, device updates rank near the top of the list…
So you’ve signed a new merchant. Congratulations! However, remember that getting your merchants started with the right POS system is..
Payment service providers knows that new merchants are a priceless acquisition. Retaining these hard-won merchants is absolutely vital to your..
Retailers are inundated with choices in POS systems. Migrate to tablets? Move to mobile? Or stick with a dinosaur system..
Over the past several years, the POS hardware industry has been entirely disrupted. Instead of conforming to rigid, inflexible POS..
When dealing with a frustrated retailer, troubleshooting can be tough. How many times have you wished you could just reach..
What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think about PCI compliance? Most likely “security” (or perhaps the..
There’s no denying it – tablet POS systems are hot. In fact, this market is so lucrative that, at press..
For payment service providers, options for provisioning your merchants have never been better. POS solutions on the market today are..
The TLS switch deadline hits June 30, 2018. All applicable merchants must use TLS 1.1 encryption (as a minimum) by..
As EMV has tightened up on retail fraud, fraudsters are turning their efforts toward ecommerce. It’s estimated that online fraud..
Transaction fraud costs US merchants and banks an estimated $8.5 billion per year. For small businesses, fraud losses are especially..
In the realm of consumer card processing, data security is an ongoing struggle. Defeating data thieves is like playing a..
Is it possible to increase conversion rates during online checkout to 74%? Providers of online checkout buttons say yes. Checkout..
Integration is the theme is today’s payments world, and nowhere is this more evident than digital wallets. In the realm..
Payment services are finding that collaboration is the key to gaining market share in an increasingly crowded and complex playing..
P2P payments have come barreling out of nowhere, developing from a niche millennial app into a digital behemoth with an..
Mobile P2P payments encompass much more than simply splitting the cost of a pizza. With an annual transaction volume of..
By now we’ve all heard of the Internet of Things (IoT). But what does it mean for everyday merchants? And..
It’s no secret that EMV compliance is a boon for your merchants’ security. Visa reports that fraudulent card-present transactions have..
Things are really looking up for EMV migration in the US. According to recent Visa statistics, 39% of US merchants..
If anyone needs a cutting edge POS solution, it’s restaurants. In a fast paced, dynamic environment, restaurants need a system..
Omnichannel is all the buzz in 2017. But what does it mean for your retailers? As a payment service provider,..
Tablet-based POS systems bring amazing new customer engagement opportunities for retailers: customized promotions, loyalty tie-ins, instant discounts, and so much..
Consumers are inundated daily with marketing messages, all competing for their attention. From social media feeds, to TV commercials, billboards..
2017 will be a race to the top for loyalty integration into mobile payments. Due to the coming wave of..
As a payment service provider, your retailers view you as a trusted partner. By assisting your retailers in developing a..
An effective loyalty program is a must-have for today’s retailers. To remain relevant, retailers of all sizes must be able..
Payment innovations and consumer trends are changing every aspect of retail sales. This effect is especially evident in the rapidly..
Contactless technology is ushering in a whole new way to think about payments. It’s not just about a set of..
Here in the US, we have an endless appetite for the latest and greatest in technology: smartphones, tablets, and even..
NFC is more than just a payment technology. When combined with mobile wallets and loyalty apps, NFC becomes an avenue..
The payments industry is evolving at an incredible rate of speed. Social media and online accessibility have revolutionized the way..
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a truly innovative, secure payment method, and it’s here to stay. NFC harnesses the benefits..
The mobile payments industry in the US is evolving at a fantastic rate. Contactless payments at the point of sale,..