13September

Nearly 2 Years Later: Where EMV Adoption Stands

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As most of you know, October 2015 was a significant date for the payments industry. That date is when the liability for the cost of credit card fraud was placed on merchants, rather than card issuers or banks. That means that merchants who weren’t yet EMV compliant officially became financially responsible for fraud associated with
07September

Pop-Up Shops: How Your Small Business Can Gain Attention on a Budget

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First off, what is a pop-up shop? It’s a form of “flash retail.” Whether it’s for 12 hours, a week, or one whole season, you might decide to host a temporary “shop.” Ideally, the pop-up exists during a period of high demand. Maybe a major sporting event is being hosted in your town, so there’s
23August

5 In-Store Techniques to Improve Customer Loyalty

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Brick-and-mortar stores are slowly losing traction against e-commerce alternatives. The good news is that physical stores are still responsible for 94% of all retail sales. On the other hand, e-commerce sales are expected to rise by 17% annually. If you’re interested, this infographic designed by Whisbi and featured on Retail TouchPoints covers the battle between
17August

3 Awesome Examples of Mobile Order Ahead Services

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Mobile order-ahead services are trending for many reasons: they make ordering super easy for customers, and they can increase average ticket size and the total number of transactions. Below are some of the magic ingredients needed to make this service successful, along with 3 awesome examples: 1. Order-ahead that reduces friction and simplifies the check-out
10August

Do Freelancers Need Payment Processing?

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Freelancers have one goal — to make money. With tight margins, it’s important that every piece of business you win helps you grow as a solo entrepreneur. Unfortunately, in the complex and murky world of payments, it’s easy to be hit by fraud and hidden fees. Many freelancers treat payment processing the same way they
04August

What is Transaction Laundering and How Does it Affect Your Business?

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We’ve all heard of money laundering, but what is transaction laundering? It’s a similar concept, but transaction laundering is prevalent in the online payment scene where it has become relatively easy for fraudsters to tap into online storefronts. Transaction laundering can be broadly defined as a situation in which “legitimate merchant accounts are used to
31July

3 Summer Payments Challenges for the Online Travel Market

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It’s time for summer vacation and relaxation! For online travel agents, this time of year is the opposite of relaxing. Along with the stress of coordinating travel plans for vacationers, these common payments challenges can cause an interruption in business: CNP Fraud for Online Ticket Purchases Card-not-present (CNP) fraud is a challenge for any online
24July

3 Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees

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There are two big challenges to hiring seasonal employees: finding qualified employees and finding them quickly enough.
14July

Cybersecurity Trends: What You and Your Customers Need to Know About Ransomware (Part 3)

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This is part three of a series titled “Cybersecurity Trends: What You and Your Customers Need to Know About Ransomware,” written by Fusion Managed IT. In part 2 of our series on cybersecurity, we covered the value of hiring an outsourced IT team to assist in combating cyber threats and train your team on how to
06July

Cybersecurity Trends: What You and Your Customers Need to Know About Ransomware (Part 2)

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This is part two of a series titled “Cybersecurity Trends: What You and Your Customers Need to Know About Ransomware,” written by Fusion Managed IT. In our last post, we broke down the meaning of ransomware and discussed the differences between ransomware and computer viruses. I get it, it’s a big problem; so, what do