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Will Credit Cards and Online Shopping Kill Cash?

Once upon a time, shopping was pretty simple. While people may have ordered items from a catalog once in a while, most of their shopping took place in a brick-and-mortar store where they paid for purchases with cash or check. With the rise of credit and debit cards, ecommerce, online payments, digital wallets and peer-to-peer […]

Merchant Account vs. Payment Gateway Explained

When you move to a new city, one of your first tasks is to scope out the neighborhood in order to understand the lay of the land, the culture and what resources are available to you as a resident. When you’re an entrepreneur setting up a new ecommerce store, you will encounter a similar challenge. […]

How Downsizing Can Actually Save Your Brick & Mortar Retail Store

While the climate of brick-and-mortar retail stores might appear dismal given the continuing collapse of major chains (such as Toys R Us and Sears), the fact is that stores and businesses continue to be opened every day. However, the future of retail seems clearly dependent on retailers forging a new business model that includes an […]

The Benefits of Mobile Payment Processing

In the past decade, a steadily increasing number of retailers both large and small have adopted mobile point of sale systems. Their decision to evolve in this way is based on the fact that mPOS systems can benefit merchants in several ways. Because of the flexibility of mPOS solutions, payments can be accepted anywhere – […]

How to Attract Millennial Shoppers to Your Business

There are plenty of good reasons to want to entice Millennial shoppers into your physical store. Perhaps the most compelling of these is that this demographic represents the future for continued spending, which is of great importance to you as a business owner. The issue is how to get these busy, tech-savvy potential customers to […]

Bridging the Online and In-Store Shopping Experience

If you own a physical retail space as well as a website where you sell similar wares, it’s important to realize that today’s savvy customers want a unified shopping experience. Take the time to integrate their in-store and internet shopping experiences, and you will see a positive increase in your profits as well as your […]

What’s the Difference Between Mobile Payments and Digital Wallets?

These days, one size definitely does not fit all when it comes to making payments for goods and services. Of course, there are old-school methods like cash or checks as well as standard credit and debit cards, but today’s mobile society is ushering in an entirely new generation of solutions. With technology moving at what […]

How Do Merchant Accounts Work?

Business ownership is overwhelming, especially in the beginning stages. The mere task of understanding the terminology alone can be extremely daunting, yet it is crucial to have a good sense of the numerous components that combine to form the well-oiled machine of a successful retail enterprise. One of the most basic and important is the […]

How to Write Your First Business Plan

You have products or services that you are passionate about and that customers want. You even have a nice chunk of start-up capital, but without a well-conceived business plan, your company is no more likely to get off the ground than would a building without an architect. Here is what you need to know in […]

How to Make Your Business Run More Efficiently

When a business is streamlined and runs smoothly, everyone wins. The morale of employees lifts when they are able to do their jobs with the minimum of mixed signals, boring tasks and unhappy customers. The people who buy your products and services respond positively when inventory is readily available, staff are knowledgeable, they feel valued […]

5 Tips for Working with a Merchant Account Provider if Your Business Is High Risk

Your business may be considered “high risk” by a merchant account provider for any number of reasons. Most commonly, it’s because your company is in what is considered a high-risk industry or you have a greater likelihood of incurring fraud, chargebacks or financial failure. Whatever the cause, there are strategies you can adopt that make […]

Summer Retail Marketing Ideas

The sun is shining, the temperatures are balmy, and it’s time to welcome in those lazy days of summer. If you’re a business owner, you might be tempted to slack off during this time and count on making up for it during the holiday season. However, the reality is that there are many fun and […]

How Going Green Can Save Your Business Money

Winning is just as important if you are the owner of a small business as it is for the manager of a sports team. Just as you can get ahead by incorporating a cutting-edge POS system into your business structure, you can rise above your competition in other ways. Two of the most notable are […]

How Return Policies Can Make or Break Your Customer Experience

If your company doesn’t have a generous return policy, you could be losing customers. Sixty percent of people look at a retailer’s return policy before making purchases, and 73 percent say they’re turned off by policies with too many restrictions. Whether you sell online, at a brick-and-mortar location, or both, the return options you offer […]

5 Types of Software Every Business Needs to Succeed

As a small business owner, productivity and efficiency should be two of your top priorities. Incorporating various types of software tools into your company can enable you to make the best use of your time as you serve your customers and expand your operation. Whether you have a traditional storefront or sell exclusively online, these […]

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