PCI – It Is More Than One Standard

In the dynamic world of payments, transaction security is of paramount importance. When we speak with our customers and partners, the topic of payment security and PCI compliance always comes up. While there is a lot of useful information about payment security available, the industry is also filled with many questions regarding PCI. So, with the latest PCI Data Security Standard update and the release of the latest security standards for payments terminals, I thought it would be a great opportunity to provide a quick refresher on PCI compliance and the various security standards merchants need to know.

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Make the Holidays Merrier with Better In-Store Experiences

Another holiday season is upon us, and trends are pointing to a huge sales opportunity for retailers. According to an article in Bloomberg, retail sales were higher than forecasted in October and marked the largest growth since 2014. The National Retail Federation (NRF) is also forecasting that holiday sales will increase this year. 

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How Tipping in Restaurants is About to Change: Myth Busting with Allen Friedman Part III

We’re now in the post-EMV liability shift era, and this is the “real” start of EMV implementations in the U.S. Considering the size and complexity of payment systems right now, I think the U.S. is doing pretty well. Small and medium-sized merchants are still taking longer to migrate but are on the right track. However, the restaurant industry seems to be rampant with misinformation and myths regarding the future of payments. One such topic is tipping in full-service restaurants. Let’s take a look:

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The Barriers to Enterprise mPOS: What’s Holding Merchants Back?

A few years ago, there was considerable buzz in the retail industry about the enormous potential of mobile point of sale (mPOS) and its ability to transform the in-store customer experience. With online competitors driving new consumer expectations and shopping behavior, this was seen as a key strategy in blunting the competition and giving brick and mortar merchants an upper hand.

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Who Will Decide The Fate of Mobile Wallets?

Mobile wallets may be great for consumers, but for U.S. retailers, trying to decide if and when they’d like to accept different wallets can drive them crazy. There are simply way too many options and with the growing number of mobile wallet apps in the market, it’s becoming more complicated for retailers to support them all.

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