The latest stats on EMV bring us good news about U.S. merchant chip card acceptance. The U.S. Payments Forum Fall 2017 Snapshot reports that 96% of the top 200 merchants are now fully EMV enabled and between 70 and 80% of small-and-medium-sized businesses are accepting chip-on-chip payments.
Your POS system is the central hub for your business and the heartbeat of transactions, so choosing a new POS system can be a very daunting task. It’s intimidating and overwhelming to implement new technology — two reasons why retailers often avoid it at all costs. But what about the risk that comes with having the wrong tools or system in place? That thought should be just as scary. Without the right POS, you run the risk of missing the opportunity to grow your business quickly or at all.
Wireless retailers have grown used to rolling out a new marketing campaign each fall trumpeting the release of the newest iPhone. Usually, many wireless retailers would find this process fairly routine—the massive popularity of Apple products means the iPhone more or less sells itself.
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In an unprecedented move, Apple has announced three new iPhones simultaneously—the iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, and the highly-anticipated iPhone X. The iPhone is one of the few products that sparks interest and sales simply with its announcement—but this influx of new phones on the market leaves wireless retailers in a precarious position. How do retailers market the new iPhones when everyone else is marketing it, too?
Sometimes indirect dealers are faced with a lot of carrier restrictions which can create issues when trying to streamline their daily operations. But don't worry! Retail solutions are ready to help. An in-store virtual experience can help you meet your goals while adhering to restrictions.
As a wireless retailer, you know that people rely on their smartphones for everything—from booking appointments and sending emails, to making calls and taking photos. And now consumers also use their smartphones to make payments. The rise of digital wallets and other mobile payment options has changed the retail environment dramatically—and it's in retailers' best interest to learn how to incorporate these payment options into their stores. In fact, a recent report from Juniper Research found that by 2021, smartphone and tablet-based mobile transaction systems will account for more than one-third of all POS systems, and process 20% of all retail transactions.
Your business is likely always collecting data, and sorting through it all can be very overwhelming. Studies suggest that only 10% of data is necessary to answer everyday questions from your business operations. This is why wireless dealers need to break down their data into usable information — it lets you create solutions efficiently and lets you get back to focusing on business.
Black Friday is less than a month away and the holiday season is almost upon us. Online and in-store sales will start to go through the snow-covered roof, but who wouldn’t want to take advantage of the most profitable season of the year. I’m here to give you the gift that keeps on giving: Endless Aisle and Dropship.
Halloween may be fast approaching but I’ve experienced some downright terrifying situations in wireless stores every day of the year. How can you make sure you aren’t scaring away customers? Check your stores for these 3 spooky phenomena…
The most recent report from the U.S. Global Payments Forum shows merchant acceptance of chip cards is on the rise—and if you know a thing or two about EMV payment terminals, it’s easy to see why. EMV terminals are nothing like their magstripe predecessors; they’re S-M-A-R-T!
Think about the different steps you take before making a purchase. Maybe you browse on a smartphone, then look at product specs from your PC, then finally make it into the store to purchase. Or perhaps you first see an item on social media, and click-through to a product page to find out more before buying an item online. There are endless combinations of channels a consumer might use on their buyer journey—making it increasingly harder for retailers to come up with “one-size-fits-all” marketing techniques.
Think about how you shop—do you go into stores or browse online? Do you click through to product pages from Instagram accounts, or are you interested in Sponsored Ads on Facebook? Do you ever get inspired to buy a product from a billboard or print advertisement?