Ryan Ahern

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What is Ecos and What It Means for Merchants?

Ever since Mastercard announced its efforts to make contactless payments even more secure the industry has been buzzing with questions. From what the technology is to how it will benefit the industry and the players in it. Even though Ecos is in its early stages, it is important to have these conversations and better understand how it applies to everyone from the merchant to the end consumer.

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How Travel and Hospitality is Going to Change in the Coming Years

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed travel and hospitality forever. 2020 saw many hotels and flights go empty for long periods. But with additional precautionary measures, CDC guidelines and the start of the vaccine rollout in the US, things are starting to look up. Most importantly, consumer confidence is making a comeback. According to Deloitte’s State of the Consumer Tracker, the percentage of US adults who feel safe staying in a hotel (46%) and flying (34%) reached their highest levels since April 2020. As hotels and travel organizations look to boost their business they need to keep a few things in mind:

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Merchants and Consumers Agree: Payment Security is Essential at Checkout

The retail experience has changed in many ways over the years with advancing technology, but one major factor that has made an impact is payment security. According to the new survey from Ingenico and FreedomPay, “Emerging Trends at the Point of Sale,” security is the highest concern merchants have around the adoption of different payment methods.

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PIN on Mobile Will Bring Big Business Payment Tech to Small Business and Micro-Merchants

U.S. customers are no stranger to the PIN when it comes to debit transactions while they shop with large retailers. These retailers are using full POS solutions with PIN pads or touchscreen PIN entry to securely process its transactions. What’s less common here — but is widely accepted in the U.K. and Europe — is paying with a credit card and PIN.

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Build Customer Loyalty with Mobile Wallets

Building loyalty isn’t just about gaining new customers but providing an experience for the existing ones to keep coming back for more. Mobile payment applications have created a tech-savvy way of engaging customers while providing a range of benefits for both them and the retailer.

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