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The Growth of Giving Tuesday

Posted on Nov 19, 2019
#GivingTuesday falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.). This year’s date is December 3rd, 2019. The holiday is entering its eighth year (originated in 2012). With that in mind, what is #GivingTuesday, and how does it apply to you? The Origins of GivingTuesday Thanksgiving marks the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales bringing in huge profits for merchants all over the globe.
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Topics: Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Nonprofits

How to Improve Your Online Retail Shipping Strategy

Posted on Nov 14, 2019
The online customer experience consists of many factors. A company needs to excel at all points to meet expectations and deliver the type of experience that will bring customers back. Shipping Counts Shipping is one of those components that goes into creating an exceptional customer experience. And, shipping may even be a deciding factor for some consumers.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

2019 Holiday Retail Trends

Posted on Nov 05, 2019
With holiday items already on display in some retail shops, it’s time to delve deeper into what this holiday season may bring in terms of consumer shopping trends to be better prepared and reap the rewards. Healthy Economic Optimism for More Holiday Shopping A recent OpenX consumer poll was conducted to gauge consumer optimism for their holiday shopping plans.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

Balancing Personalization and Security in Online Retail

Posted on Oct 15, 2019
Whether you are starting to think about your online retail strategy for the upcoming holiday season, or you want to make overriding changes to your customer experience, personalization will play a critical role. That’s because customers see personalization as a component of the overall experience they seek from your brand. According to Accenture, 44 percent of consumers are frustrated when companies fail to deliver relevant, personalized shopping experiences.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

How to Combat Counterfeit Fraud

Posted on Oct 03, 2019
Wherever there is opportunity, companies want to gain as much share as possible. Unfortunately, opportunity also means that there are criminals that see potential for themselves – from counterfeit money to counterfeit goods. Counterfeit Fraud on the Rise And, with the rise in online shopping for all types of brands, there is also an increase in counterfeit goods being sold online.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

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

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

How 6 Industries Are Adjusting to Digital Transformation

Posted on Aug 20, 2019
Digital transformation is happening all around us as our lives become more dependent on internet technology. Yet, whereas much of this transition is driven by consumer desire for ease, speed, and convenience, businesses are sometimes reluctant to make the requisite investments to meet this growing demand for digitization. Doing so is often seen as prohibitively expensive.
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Topics: Software and Payment Integration, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

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

How Will New EMV Checkout Standards Impact eCommerce Business?

Posted on Aug 08, 2019
For decades, consumers around the globe relied on “legacy” credit and debit cards when shopping in-person at retail stores. These simple pieces of plastic came with account numbers on the front and a magnetic stripe on the back that allowed users to physically swipe their cards at the checkout counter. The problem was, these magstripe credit cards were relatively easy to clone — even from a distance. This security flaw allowed criminals to steal a user’s payment data and rack up fraudulent charges.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

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