Apple Pay is dominating the mobile payments industry

In its Q2 2016 earnings call, Apple provided some new Apple Pay data that indicates the service’s ongoing steady gains. The data indicates that as the platform expands internationally, it continues to hold its own in the US mobile payments market despite the entrance of strong competition: Growth: Apple Pay monthly active users (MAUs), which Read more about Apple Pay is dominating the mobile payments industry[…]

Swipe to Avoid: Top Most Expensive Credit Card Processing Mistakes

Talk to any business owner about credit card processing, and you’ll almost certainly hear complaints about the cost and the complexity. It’s true that taking credit cards can be expensive, but many businesses actually pay much more than necessary. Credit card processors have trained you to shop for processing backward, and if you’re like most Read more about Swipe to Avoid: Top Most Expensive Credit Card Processing Mistakes[…]

5 Retail Automation Trends that Can Turn Your Business to Gold

Automation is like the fabled king Midas, whose touch could turn everything into gold. All the industries that have embraced automation, changed beyond recognition. In the retail industry, the changes are visible. Automation is bringing new trends to the retail industry and impacting retail touch points and retail tech. Consumers are benefiting from it and Read more about 5 Retail Automation Trends that Can Turn Your Business to Gold[…]

Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Family Business

What do Walmart, Ford, Comcast, Mars and Marriott have in common — besides being some of the largest companies in American? They’re all family-owned businesses, according to the Global Family Business Index compiled by the Center for Family Business at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Of course, these companies all had more humble beginnings. Read more about Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Family Business[…]

Infographic: 4 Ways to Accept Credit Cards

Accepting credit cards is a must for small businesses. Whether your business is just starting out or transitioning from a cash-only model, one of the biggest challenges with credit cards comes in understanding the different types of credit card processing available to small businesses. Go with the wrong option, and you’re looking at a costly Read more about Infographic: 4 Ways to Accept Credit Cards[…]

Attention to packaging can elevate ecommerce sales

A lot of ecommerce site owners believe the products they are selling are the most crucial aspect of their business. It may be part of the reason they don’t give much thought to the packaging design. But is it really the truth? Is that what customers think? A recent report by Dotcom Distribution reveals that Read more about Attention to packaging can elevate ecommerce sales[…]

Is Your E-Commerce Business at Risk? How to Prevent Credit-Card Processing Fraud

Virtually all small businesses today must accept credit card payments, and with the growth of e-commerce, accepting online payments has increasingly become a must do. Unfortunately, this means small businesses must expose themselves to the multi-billion dollar industry of credit-card processing fraud. Thankfully, there are basic steps small businesses can take to minimize their vulnerability. Read more about Is Your E-Commerce Business at Risk? How to Prevent Credit-Card Processing Fraud[…]

When is it time to upgrade your POS?

Point-of-sale systems keep restaurants running, but they are often the last piece of equipment in the restaurant to get an upgrade. As modern POS evolves and improves, old systems fall further behind, putting restaurants that don’t to keep up at a disadvantage. As a POS Nation case study explains, advances in POS software outgrow existing hardware. Read more about When is it time to upgrade your POS?[…]

U.S. TRANSITION TO EMV CHIP CARDS TRUDGING ALONG

It’s been nine months since the October 2015 deadline for U.S. retailers to be ready to accept new chip-and-signature credit cards. But rather than settling down, acrimony between retailers and the card industry over the new Europay MasterCard Visa system is swirling faster than ever. The card industry has portrayed retailers as slow to accept Read more about U.S. TRANSITION TO EMV CHIP CARDS TRUDGING ALONG[…]