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6 Ways Using Apps with Your POS System Streamlines Your Business

Posted on Mar 13, 2018
When it comes to payment integration, e-commerce merchants have it pretty good. There are tons of plugins they can use to enhance their online shopping carts, including:  CRM modules Accounting apps ERP add-ons  Brick-and-mortar retail merchants also have these opportunities. As cashiers increasingly switch to tablets, mobile devices and other touchscreen interfaces, demand for innovative and cost-effective payment integration has gone up.
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Topics: Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends, ISV/VAR

Next-Gen Payment Technology Arrives in 2018

Posted on Feb 27, 2018
Maybe you already think the latest payment technology being put to work in your business is pretty cool. There are digital wallets, tap and pay, contactless pay, and mobile payments, just to name a few.  Now, some very innovative minds had to go and introduce what could be the next-gen payment technology for 2018 and beyond. Here are some of the things to look forward to in payment technology this year.
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Topics: Partner Posts, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

The Pros and Cons of a Universal Currency

Posted on Feb 23, 2018
There are approximately $75+ trillion in circulation worldwide, but only $5 trillion of this is paper-based. The rest is tied up in assets such as savings accounts, long-term deposits and stocks. These are usually represented digitally, meaning all of this wealth is really stored as 1s and 0s.  Why have different currencies if money is mostly electronic? Wouldn’t it be simpler to adopt a universal currency that could be used for all people for all transactions around the globe? 
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Topics: Payment Technology, Payment Trends

Keeping Up with Payments - A Comprehensive Resource Guide

Posted on Feb 19, 2018
Did you know that retail digital commerce on desktop and mobile reached $100 billion in the third quarter of 2017 for the fourth consecutive quarter? That’s not just impressive, it’s also a pretty good indicator on what the future of online payments holds.  The problem is that the world of online payments is changing so rapidly, it can be a challenge to keep up. Sometimes, all the latest news about the advancements in payments doesn't even make sense. That’s why we’ve put together this handy list of resources to resolve that problem.
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Topics: Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Payment Trends, ISV/VAR

4 Emerging Trends in the Mobile Payments Space

Posted on Feb 07, 2018
Shopping, social lives, and bill payments are just some of the many daily tasks that can be completed on a mobile device. Most people bring their devices with them everywhere, which allows them to manage their lives and even make payments on the go.  Businesses wisely have started to make use of mobile payments in as many ways as possible for the good of their customers. 
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Topics: Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Living in an Amazon Go World

Posted on Jan 30, 2018
In 1995, Borders and Barnes & Noble both maintained nationwide networks of brick-and-mortar bookstores. This made it nearly impossible for smaller retailers to compete.  Then came Amazon, which began selling books online.  What once was an insurmountable advantage became a liability as major book retailers had to divert dwindling profits toward rent, overhead and other brick-and-mortar expenses. 
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Topics: Payment Technology, Payment Trends

An Overview of P2P Payment Networks: Apple Pay Cash, Zelle and Venmo

Posted on Jan 22, 2018
Since launching in 1998, PayPal has dominated the peer-to-peer (P2P) payments space. In fact, the company is largely responsible for bringing the concept of “peer-to-peer” into the vernacular — long before the rise of Napster, BitTorrent or Bitcoin. 
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Topics: Payment Technology, Payment Trends

UK Grocer Leveraging Vein Technology to Allow Shoppers to Check Out Via Fingerprint Scanner

Posted on Jan 18, 2018
Biometric verification has been around for decades, with one of the oldest examples being fingerprint analysis. Forensic investigators have long used these unique fingerprint patterns to catch criminals. Plus, depending on your mobile device, you probably have some type of touch ID verification that leverages the same technology. 
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Topics: Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Trends

Why are the Card Brands Dropping the Signature Requirement?

Posted on Jan 08, 2018
The swipe-and-sign credit card ritual has been a staple of retail shopping for decades. In fact, it’s as American as apple pie.  Swiping your plastic initiates the transaction.  Signing the receipt authorizes the transaction.  Yet retailers don’t employ teams of handwriting experts to verify the authenticity of these signatures. Neither do the major credit card brands. Further, even when fraudulent transactions do occur, checking for forged signatures isn’t realistic or feasible. 
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Topics: EMV, Payment Trends

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Big-Box Store Mobile Wallets

Posted on Jan 02, 2018
If you grew up during the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s, you probably remember seeing branded credit cards offered by some of the biggest names in retail. You could use your JCPenney card at most stores — but using it specifically at JCPenney allowed you to rack up certain discounts and loyalty points.  These types of cards still exist — and probably won’t go away anytime soon.  However, big-box retailers are increasingly exploring a new payment option — i.e., mobile wallets that are directly tied to branded smartphone apps.  From Kohl’s Wallet to Walmart Pay to Target Wallet, each store uses a slightly different name — but the basic functionality remains the same: 
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Topics: Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

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