26 MAR 2015
eCommerce Profitability: Offer More Consumers More Ways to Pay
Payment options can be a key factor in where a consumer decides to shop online. How do online shoppers pay at checkout? What changes are occurring in their payment preferences?
19 MAR 2015
Keys to Successful International eCommerce
Over the past decade, the world has increasingly become a global marketplace. Consumers around the globe have access to products that in the past would have been available only locally or regionally.
18 MAR 2015
Varied Gift Card Designs Help Retailers Win Big During the Holidays
I still have four gift cards left from the holiday season--three belonging to my teenage son. One card makes me chuckle every time I look at it.
17 MAR 2015
Holiday Gift Card Trends 2014: Lessons Learned and How to Drive Sales in 2015 and Beyond
First Data's 2014 U.S. Gift Card Holiday Mystery Shopping Study sent mystery shoppers into approximately 658 stores across 63 retailers nationwide. Discover the latest gift card trends and notable consumer behaviors set to drive customer loyalty and gift cards sales in the year ahead and beyond.
12 MAR 2015
Simple Strategies for Enhancing eCommerce Profitability
As the eCommerce channel continues to grow across geographies and vertical markets, it will comprise a larger and larger share of total retail sales. Forrester Research forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5% between 2013 and 2018 for U.S. eCommerce. By 2018, Forrester expects that online sales will reach $414 billion, and account for 11% of total U.S. retail sales.
25 FEB 2015
First Three Steps to Small Business Ecommerce
Never before has it been easier for a small business to process payments online. Despite the hustle and bustle of managing your small business day-to-day, getting your business' ecommerce site off the ground isn't nearly as complicated as many think due to the wealth of simplified, streamlined, and customizable tools available today.
23 FEB 2015
Online Options Drive Gift Card Success in 2015 and Beyond
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the internet has revolutionized how consumers are learning about, shopping for, and consuming goods and services. Terms have even popped up into our vocabulary to describe our new purchasing habits and behaviors, from googling a product you saw on television, to the act of show-rooming in-store and then finding lower price online, to Shazaming a song you hear in a movie montage so you can add it to your digital music collection.
18 FEB 2015
Multiple Layers of Security Hold the Key to Fraud Protection
The more layers of security, the better the protection. The sum of
this multi-layered approach not only ensures optimum protection
of sensitive information against cyber-attacks, but also renders the
data useless in the case of a breach.
13 FEB 2015
There's No Slowing Down Millennials
With a smartphone in hand, Millennials are already transforming how we find, decide on and pay for products and services. The potential for the financial services industry is enormous, but what should those in the banking industry be doing now to begin capitalizing on this growing and influential generation?
28 JAN 2015
Winning Payment Strategies to Keep Players Coming Back.
Right now, the online gambling and gaming industry is expanding to meet players’ changing needs like never before. Players want the freedom and flexibility to add funds, withdraw winnings, and conveniently see their balances.
14 JAN 2015
Why Your SMB Needs EMV
Credit card fraud and business data breaches continue to be a major issue around the world; the situation is even bleaker in the U.S.
13 JAN 2015
Consumers Reap the Rewards of Prepaid Gift Cards