Retail

In-store and Online POS Solutions

A POS system, or point of sale system, allows you accept transactions from your customers. In a nutshell, it can process credit and debit card payments instantly, and, optionally, can also print and/or email sales receipts to customers. While transactions are processed on a POS system, restaurants and retail stores now use POS systems as…

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Accepting Credit Cards Both In-store and Online

If you’d like to maximize your business returns, it’s a good idea to supplement your physical store with an online one. With time, it might feel like it’s the other way around, and your online store is your main business, because so many consumers are making the switch to online shopping. The payment process The…

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Accept Payments and Grow Your Business

Take a moment to think over your activities in the past few days. Maybe even make a special note of anything you bought, whether it was gas for your car or gum before a date. Do your purchases have anything in common, as far as you can tell? Statistically speaking, four out of five purchases…

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A Brief History of the Credit Card Machine

It may seem difficult to think of a time before credit cards, but they’re actually a fairly recent invention. As legend has it, it all began when a businessman took some clients out to dinner but discovered he had forgotten his wallet. Upset about having to bailed out by his wife, the experience sparked the…

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Three Tips To Increase Customer Retention

Many companies are looking for ways to increase customer retention and keep their customers coming back, and unless you are running a monopoly, then practically the only way to do that is by increasing customer loyalty. Customer loyalty translates into repeat business, and the increase of opportunities through word of mouth. Let’s take a look…

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Can I Use my iPad as a Credit Card Machine?

Thanks to our dizzying pace of technological advancement, iPads have become a cost-effective, safe and fast way of processing credit card payments. We’ve certainly come a long way since the cash register, and while iPads are not used by all merchants as a point-of-sale system, they are particularly popular with startups. The benefits of using…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Brick-and-mortar stores love Black Friday, because it’s the biggest shopping day of the year in the US. However, immediately following the weekend after Black Friday, customers go online in droves to purchase some more. This is a phenomenon that happens regularly, and which has consequently become known as Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is a great…

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Business Tools Start-Ups Need

Running a business is an immersive undertaking, but technology makes it much easier. There are lots of accessible online tools that can help things flow smoothly, cutting down your workload and boosting your profit margins. Tasks that can be achieved using software include accounting, hiring, legal issues, analytics, customer care, project management, human resources, inventory,…

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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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