Here’s How You Can Prepare Your Small Business Customers for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc for many businesses but SMBs have been the most affected. According to Yelp’s Local Economic Impact Report, nearly 100,000 small to medium-sized businesses that had temporarily closed during the initial lockdowns are permanently out of business today. Campaigns like the American Express Small Business Saturday do encourage consumers to buy locally, but with the growth of eCommerce, it is becoming hard for SMBs to win their customers back. Low price points, cheap delivery options, intuitive eCommerce design and usability from retail giants have eaten into the SMB market share. This has also hit the SMB merchants harder during the pandemic. Small businesses have been the backbone of our economy for decades, but they are also the most vulnerable.

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The Holiday Season is Set to Change the Future of Retail Shopping

The holiday season has always been exciting for retailers and shoppers alike. While retailers offer enticing deals to attract more customers, shoppers look to get the most out of their spending as they buy gifts for their loved ones. But things are a little different this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to stay indoors and not visit crowded places for their safety and that of others. As a result, foot traffic to retail stores has slowed down and most shoppers must look at other options to buy gifts this holiday season.

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Android Payment Solutions: Overcoming Four Common ISV Challenges

Android-powered payment solutions took the scene in the form of tablets and mobile phones connected to payment card readers. These modular solutions provided a newer, more flexible way to securely accept electronic payments. As technology does, the solutions evolved fast and provided a way to deliver new features more quickly.

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How Grocery Store Owners Can Prepare for Their Busiest Holidays

Holidays are notoriously busy times for grocery stores. Grocers prepare months ahead of time for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and the Fourth, as they will be packed for days, or even weeks, before the actual holiday. Knowing how to anticipate and meet your customers’ needs will make the difference between a successful holiday season and a lackluster one.

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Hospitality Round-Up: Hotels & Travel in a Post-COVID World

As with many other industries, hospitality businesses have taken a huge hit as the COVID-19 pandemic has surged around the world. The US Travel Association has estimated $402 billion in cumulative losses since March when it comes to domestic travel.

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