Retail

Self-Checkout Systems Reduce Costs

Want to Reduce your Overhead Costs? Use Self-Checkout Systems to Accept Credit Card Payments. We all know it costs money to run a business. You have to pay your staff, buy raw materials, rent your premises, and keep up with your taxes. But did you know receiving payments can cost money? Depending on the payment…

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How to Accept Credit Cards Online, In-Store or Anywhere

Starting to accept credit cards can be a daunting process for some business owners, but it’s actually a fairly straightforward transition. There are many payment processors to choose from, each with their own rates, features and modes of doing business. Obviously you want to choose the company that offers the lowest rate, lowest fees, and…

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6 Ways to Promote Your Business for the Holiday Season

6 Ways to Promote Your Business for the Holiday Season Christmas is a great opportunity to promote your business. The only problem is that almost every other company also recognizes this, and as such, it’s harder to stand out. Fret not though, because in this article, we’re going to take a look at 6 way…

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How to Choose a Merchant Service Provider

Picking a merchant service provider will allow you to begin accepting credit cards for your brick and mortar or online store. This can be a great way to bring in more customers, who prefer to make payments using cards, especially online. However, there are many options to choose from when it comes to merchant service…

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Three Millennial Business Trends

We’ve been hearing about Millennials for a while now. While sources differ on the exact cut-off dates, this demographic roughly covers people born between the early eighties and the late nineties. Millennials started streaming into the work force a decade ago and their influence has been felt across business sectors. Millennials are characterized by individualism…

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Create a Holiday Marketing Plan

For many businesses, Christmas is the busiest time of the year. It can also be the most lucrative, especially if they have a large marketing budget and years of experience. For small businesses, the opposite can sometimes be true. You might instead worry about keeping up with demand, or you might get anxious about stocking…

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Holiday Money-Saving Tips

Over the holidays, we often host family and friends, so we might eat out more, order extra take-out, shop in bulk for family meals, travel out of town, and buy lots of presents. As a consumer, you might already be anxious about the holiday bulge from all those yummy Christmas treats. You might also be…

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Selling Online vs Offline

Whether to sell online or have a walk-in store depends first on your target market and next on the type of products or services that you are selling. Most products bought online are shipped to customers via post or courier service, so perishable goods are usually ruled out of online shopping. Perishable goods can be…

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Benefits of Selling Online

Traditional stores are convenient in certain situations. While shopping online offers a wider variety of color and style options, nothing beats the sensory pleasure of, say, fabric on your skin or trying on a garment and experiencing how it makes you feel. There is also the excitement of leaving the house and mingling with other…

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Using Mobile Phones for Credit Card Processing

Trade is essential for any society, and having a simple means of exchange makes life easier for everyone. Cash is a great way to place a workable value on goods and services. However, it does have some challenges. It’s bulky, especially for expensive purchases. And with more and more people switching to credit cards, it’s…

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