Ryan Ahern

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Boost Your In-Store Success with These Five Strategies

Expectations for the in-store experience have greatly evolved in the last few years alongside changing payments technology, online options and more. Customers assume they’ll be met at each touchpoint with convenience, speed and innovation, and -- if you want to keep up with competition -- you need to anticipate these needs. 

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Are Wearables the Next Big Thing in Payments?

You probably didn’t realize it, but the future of payments is already here. While you may not be able to ride a hoverboard Marty McFly-style to work each morning, you can use your smartwatch to pay for your coffee on the drive-in. Wearable technology – some of the most futuristic consumer technology innovations – is here, and is enabling nearly invisible payments.

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Mobile Wallets Should be Part of Your Payment Strategy

Do you remember the wonder in your eyes when mobile wallets were first introduced? The idea of just simply tapping your smartphone on a payment acceptance device to pay seemed magical and in many ways, it was! The fact that you didn’t even have to take your credit card out seemed like a dream and it made you think that someday you could leave your wallet behind at home.

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Why Businesses Should Care About P2P Payments

How many times have you needed to split a bill or pay back a friend but didn’t have cash? For me, it’s a regular occurrence. Just a few weeks ago, I joined six of my friends for the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere. We ordered a few pizzas, drinks and snacks on Uber Eats and watched eagerly as (SPOILER!) Jon Snow learned he’s actually a Targaryen. When it came time to pay for my share of the order, I pulled out my phone -- not my wallet. I Venmo’d my friend $20 (description: 🍕🧟⚔).

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Wallets? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Wallets

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live in a world without cash? In many parts of the world, this idea of the cashless society is already taking off. Sweden is moving the fastest: only 1 in 10 citizens reported paying for something with cash last year.

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