19 AUG 2016
First Data SpendTrend Report: Back-to-school spending may be heating up after tepid growth for the past three years
Summer camps might be winding down and pools getting less crowded, but the back-to-school shopping season is in full swing. With kids in some states already back to school and others just beginning to face the fact that summer is coming to a close, the First Data SpendTrend team analyzed actual consumer spending across the country to look at how back to school sales are faring this season.
29 JUL 2016
ICYMI July: First Data in The News
We’ve compiled the biggest stories from around the web in July, featuring issues important to First Data clients and partners, including around First Data’s recent foray into the sporting world, coverage of STAR Network and its ability to partner with credit unions, Gyft-ing around the world, and more
28 APR 2016
ICYMI April: First Data in The News
In case you missed it (ICYMI), below, we’ve compiled the biggest stories from around the web in April, featuring issues important to First Data clients and partners including the announcement of First Data’s SMB rebrand and new Clover Online Store, the recognition of First Data’s moves to create a more inclusive workplace, the expanded adoption of NFC technology, and more:
08 APR 2016
Top 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Take Checks as Payment
Consider the following scenarios: perhaps you’re opening up a new business or you’re updating your current point-of-sale systems. Traditionally you’ve taken credit cards and debit cards, and as always, cash is king, but what about other forms of payment?
31 MAR 2016
ICYMI March: First Data in The News
In case you missed it (ICYMI), below, we’ve compiled the biggest stories from around the web in March, featuring issues important to First Data clients including our newest veterans/vet spouse initiative, tips for the spring gift card season, an update on the EMV changeover, and more:
25 MAR 2016
The Pros & Cons Behind 3 Types of Loyalty Programs
If you looked inside 10 people’s wallets/smartphones today, you’d most likely find at least 10 different loyalty programs they’re signed up for. It seems that loyalty programs are ubiquitous, with every type of restaurant and shop trying to lure customers back in-store with ever-greater frequency.
17 MAR 2016
5 Things to Consider when Choosing a Mobile Payments Processing Solution
So you’re finally ready to take your business’ show on the road, but perhaps you’re having a hard time choosing between the many mobile payments processing solutions out there. With a glut of solutions on the market, each with varying feature sets, value-adds, and functionality, it can be hard to wade through the hype to find out what’s truly important in a mobile payments solution.
16 MAR 2016
Infographic: Consumers love checks...and so should you.
Checks are, and will continue to be, a preferred method of payment for millions of consumers. In fact, 32 million U.S. consumers today have checking accounts but do not have a credit or debit card*. If merchants want to connect with their customers and avoid missing out on sales, they need to accept checks.
18 FEB 2016
Paulee’s Place II Brings An Authentic Taste of the Islands to Marietta
If one were to describe the cuisine of Paulee’s Place II in Marietta, GA in a single word, that word would be “authentic.”
Indeed, many have said as much on the Caribbean-flavored restaurant’s online reviews, with other prevailing impressions being noted as no-nonsense, casual, welcoming, and warm—all words that describe the cuisine and atmosphere of Paulee’s Place II, as well as its proprietor, Paule Kahn.
28 JAN 2016
ICYMI January: First Data in The News
In case you missed it (ICYMI), below, we’ve compiled the biggest stories from around the web in January, featuring issues important to First Data clients including news about the advantages of Clover Go, First Data’s plans to simplify B2B payments in Europe and South America, parents using Gyft to help save for college, and more:
31 DEC 2015
ICYMI December: First Data in the News
In case you missed it (ICYMI), below, we’ve compiled the biggest stories from around the web in December, featuring issues important to First Data clients and interested parties from the industry including stories about the growth of ecommerce, several stories that cited our mid-season SpendTrend update, tips on how to boost post-holiday sales, and more.
24 DEC 2015
Open New Doors to Your Business with Insightics
When you run your own business you’re always in the thick of things.
It’s what you love about it, but sometimes that makes it hard to see beyond the day-to-day.
That’s where the Insightics solution comes in.