The Future of 3-D Secure and Ecommerce

  Designed to add additional layers of security for online credit and debit card transactions, 3-D Secure has proven to be extremely useful in thwarting potential fraud. 3-D has been adopted by credit card giants Visa (Verified by Visa), MasterCard (MasterCard SecureCode), and American Express (American Express SafeKey) among others and the software technology behind 3-D is constantly improving. Case […]

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Trust Rising Among Mobile Wallet Users

  It’s no secret that the digital payments industry is growing. Along with it, the use of mobile wallets is rapidly growing as well. While this type of payment method is convenient for both consumers and merchants, much of the increased usage of digital wallets is due to improved security measures which has created higher levels of trust among users […]

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Growing Companies and the Growth of Mobile Payments

  Recent studies have indicated that merchants accepting different payment types are not only more likely to have repeat customers but they enjoy increased loyalty from customers as well. These merchants understand that diversifying the ways they accept payment is crucial to the future success of their business. One of the most popular payment methods starting to really gain traction […]

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Groceries Go Online

  The Food Marketing Institute recently released a study claiming that grocery is the next big retail sector being re-shaped by digital processes.  Additionally, the group predicts that 20% of grocery sales could be online by 2025. That study, which was mentioned in an Internet Retailer article earlier this week, highlights the expected rapid growth of the online grocery market […]

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Digital Wallet Use On The Rise

  The mobile payments industry is growing rapidly and the use of digital wallets is surging, both overseas and here in the U.S. In an article published earlier this week, CardNotPresent.com reported that digital wallets will account for $1.35 trillion in spend worldwide this year, which is a 32 percent increase from last year. In the majority of Asia-Pacific countries […]

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NMA Boasts Impressive Number Of 2017 ETA Committee Members

  The Electronic Transactions Association recently announced their 2017 list of committees and councils and National Merchants Association is pleased to announce a company-record number of members that made the list. Members of ETA’s prestigious committees meet specific industry standards and are hand-picked from a large pool of qualified applicants. These committees are an essential part of the ETA community […]

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Retail Roundup: Learning Loyalty

  Loyalty is a big part of what keeps your customers coming back and is also a driving force behind increased sales. Even though that’s pretty much common knowledge, figuring out what creates loyalty is somewhat of a mystery – that is, unless you know the habits and behaviors of your customers. Brick-and-mortar remains relatively healthy among several verticals and […]

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The Case Of The Vanishing Department Stores

  After a seemingly busy shopping season, a couple of large retailers have decided to shut down a number of their stores, citing disappointing holiday sales as one of the biggest reasons. Macy’s and Sears announced shortly after the new year that they would be downsizing. Both stores are facing an unfortunate reality: the health of the retail industry and […]

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