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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False Declines Hurt Card Issuers, Too

  In 2015, an estimated $40 billion in total was lost globally due to fraud. Of that, $18 billion were losses associated with false declines, as Card Not Present reported a couple of days ago. Perhaps even more interesting was the fact that it was a 29% increase from the year before. As National Merchants reported in a December 2016 […]

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Samsung Pay Making Its Mark

  Nearly a year after the launch of Apple Pay, Samsung unveiled Samsung Pay, their mobile payment solution. That was in 2015. How is Samsung Pay faring so far in 2017 and what does the future hold, anyway? According to an announcement made by Nana Murugesan, Samsung America’s Vice President and General Manager of Services and New Business at CES […]

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Mobile Point Of Sale Systems Served Up In Restaurants

  Small business owners typically open their shops and stores because they’re passionate about what they do and want to do it better than anyone else. The only problem is that sometimes they don’t have the knowledge, know-how, or time to stay on top of technological advancements to improve their business processes. Restaurant owners are no different and they also […]

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