Card-Present Transactions Are Better for Your Grocery Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and do business. Rather than going to grocery stores in person to buy our weekly produce, many of us have rushed to eCommerce sites to book time for delivery or curbside pickup. According to the Food Retailing Industry report from FMI, food retailers saw their online sales jump more than 300% on an average in the first few months of the pandemic. The post-COVID world will still see consumers opting for delivery and curbside pickup options when they purchase their groceries online. What many grocers may not realize that they are leaving money on the table with these card-not-present (CNP) transactions. This is where the difference between card-present (CP) and CNP transactions comes into play.        

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Why Validated P2PE Services Will Be a Major Asset for Grocers in 2021

2020 was a tumultuous year for grocers. While they were one of the few essential businesses that were open during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns in the US, it took a while before their in-store foot traffic bounced back. The Health and safety of the shoppers and store staff is of prime importance, but grocers shouldn’t overlook the health and safety of their data. While the foot traffic to a store may seem significantly low – the need for security solutions is still urgent.

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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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Three Common Challenges to Effectively Deploying Payment Solutions in Grocery

If you are an ISV catering to grocers, you know that deploying payment solutions in this environment can be challenging. In a typical grocery store, there are many points of interactions for the consumers, and since these are essential businesses, uptime of payment acceptance is critical to running a smooth operation. Also, the interaction with the consumer at the point of sale is complex from an integration standpoint as it includes additional variables such as cashback, donation options, etc., which now are becoming standard.

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Grocery Round-Up: From Delivery to Smart Shopping Carts

While most retail industry players faced business challenges as COVID19 surged in the U.S., grocers experienced growth. These stores followed guidelines around social distancing, store capacity and even added contactless payments and curbside pick-up options available in many instances for safe shopping.

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