Ryan Ahern

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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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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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