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How to Leverage the Latest Green Retail Trends

Posted on Sep 19, 2019
Whether you call it ethical, green-focused, or socially responsible, today’s consumers expect better behavior from retailers. Plus, consumers want retailers to deliver products and choices that help them do the same. That means you need to be aware of how the green movement is continuing to change perspectives, influence consumers, and push for industry improvements. And, if you don’t know where to start, then you should consider current green retail trends and how you might leverage them in your own business.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

The Impact of 5G on Retail Payments

Posted on Sep 12, 2019
2019 marks the year that many mobile carriers launch their 5G networks. It’s the fifth generation of wireless technology. The changes include new smartphones with 5G capability, which have only recently hit the market. That means most people don’t yet have access to this powerful network. However, it’s important to start covering the 5G revolution as it starts to prepare retailers for the opportunities to come so changes can start now to accommodate the new network.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

Time for Holiday Retail Marketing Strategies

Posted on Sep 05, 2019
Amazon’s recent Christmas in July campaign was set to break retail records once again. According to one estimate, Amazon’s global sales for Prime Day this summer were expected to hit $5.8 billion, compared to last year’s results of $3.9 billion. Other retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, Target and eBay have joined in on this pre-holiday marketing strategy, realizing the potential of starting the holiday shopping season even earlier.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

Brick and Mortar Still Matters - Online Stores vs Physical Stores

Posted on Aug 27, 2019
Despite all the warnings of a retail apocalypse and store closures, not everyone wants to shop solely online. Bizfeel found that while 57 percent of consumers enjoy shopping online, 31 percent still prefer to go to a physical shop. In many respects, brick and mortar retail still matters and will continue to do so for years to come. Here’s why.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

New Ways to Win the Retail Game Against Amazon

Posted on Aug 15, 2019
While you may love Amazon as a consumer, you may feel differently as an eCommerce business owner or online retail startup. That’s because this retailer behemoth seems to dominate as the online retailer of choice. Although it offers “space” for retailers to sell on their site, most companies would prefer to be in control of their online business and create a separate loyal following.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

What Does Facebook's Libra Mean for Online and Mobile Payments?

Posted on Aug 06, 2019
In June, Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency that allows Facebook users to make purchases or send money to other Facebook users without any fees attached to these transactions. You can use it online, at exchange points that include certain retailers, through a third-party wallet app, or as part of Facebook’s Calibra wallet. It is set to launch for public use during the first half of 2020.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends, Consumer Education

Fighting Data and Payment Fraud with AI

Posted on Jul 25, 2019
New information shows that data and payment fraud haven’t decreased. If anything, the problem appears to be growing. The 2019 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey shows that 82 percent of companies were targets of payments fraud during 2018. Other figures from the report also present some alarming statistics about data and payment fraud. Additionally, 80 percent of organizations experienced Business Email Compromise (BEC) that included scams targeted at checks and wires, while 70 percent of organizations experienced check fraud.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Summer Retail Sales Strategies to Raise Your Revenue Temperature

Posted on Jul 18, 2019
With customers heading out to enjoy summer getaways, the kids home from school, and very few holidays or reasons to spark a shopping trip, many retailers start experiencing sales slowdowns during this part of the year. However, the sizzle in those revenue numbers doesn’t have to fizzle if you focus on smart, season-specific retail sales strategies like these:
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

The Advancement of the Smart Payment Platform

Posted on Jul 11, 2019
Consumers are savvier. Criminals are craftier. Now, companies have to ramp up their own capabilities to meet the higher expectations and strategies impacting their business results. Technology is helping companies deliver a trustworthy transaction process as part of an exceptional experience for consumers. At the same time, they are using these tools to stop criminals. This is due in large part to the advancement of the smart payment platform. Here’s what the smart payment platform looks like.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Trends

How to Know When to Upgrade Your POS Equipment

Posted on Jun 27, 2019
Investing in technology is one of the biggest business decisions you’ll make. You want to ensure your business is benefiting from what’s available, but you don’t have the budget to buy every gadget that comes to market. For a retailer, this technology decision often hinges on when to upgrade the POS equipment. Here are some things to consider that will help inform your decision about when it’s the right time to upgrade and choose the right POS system for your business.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

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