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  • Split Bread Takes Home the Bacon by Banning Cash And Using QR Codes

    Digital Transactions | October 30, 2013

    “Cash is expensive,” David Sliverglide, chief executive of Split Bread, told his audience at a recent electronic-payments conference. So expensive, in fact, that Split Bread has banned cash since it opened. Instead, customers pay by swiping their cards conventionally or by using a...

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  • DipJar – it’s the electronic version of a tip jar

    GizMag | October 16, 2013

    Back in 2008, entrepreneur Ryder Kessler became aware of the fact that when making small purchases using debit or credit cards, a lot of people didn’t bother fishing out cash to leave tips. He proceeded to develop a possible solution to that problem, which is now being tried out in a few New York...

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  • Small Business Trends: New Website Offers Valuable Information and Tips About Accepting Credit and Debit Payments

    Small Business Trends | October 3, 2013

    If you are a merchant that accepts credit or debit, you have a lot of information to keep in your head about accepting payments, staying current on the latest technologies and program rules — not to mention watching out for fraud and loss issues. That’s where the website from Community...

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  • PayPal updates app, announces device for hands-free, in-store payment

    Mobile Payments Today | October 1, 2013

    September was a busy month at PayPal. Last month, the global payments giant announced a major update to its app for Android and iOS. The new features have a strong mobile payments bent. And now the company has announced the planned rollout of "Beacon," which uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology...

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  • Duct Tape Marketing: 5 Basic Tips for Greater eCommerce Conversion

    Duct Tape Marketing | September 23, 2013

    Buying online is huge business. For many it’s become such a convenient way to shop that even staple, every day items such as contact solution and toothpaste are acquired by turning to a trusted eCommerce vendor. With sites like Amazon blazing innovations like same day shipping it’s only a...

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  • Report: Mobile Payments to Top $1 Billion in 2013

    Mashable | September 23, 2013

    Though the market is growing more slowly than previously projected, an eMarketer report predicts that mobile payments in the United States will break the $1 billion barrier this year and then hit $58 billion by 2017. The eMarketer study defines such payments as "transactions for goods or...

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  • Forget mobile payment, think mobile loyalty

    Mobile Commerce Daily | September 17, 2013

    A million mobile years ago – two, to be exact – the experts were somewhat pessimistic about the adoption of mobile wallet due to the many players and regulations involved. As Forrester Research analyst Charles Golvin summed it up inan interview with Chantal Tode of Mobile Commerce...

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  • Yelp’s Local-Mobile Success Shows How Consumers Are Using Mobile To Drive Local Purchases

    Business Insider | September 16, 2013

    Yelp has become the bellwether for a location-based service, as well as the huge opportunity in local-mobile marketing.  It's also often mentioned in connection with social-local-mobile strategies, sometimes known as...

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  • 10 Tips for Preventing Online Credit Card Fraud

    Small Business Trends | September 12, 2013

    Merchants and retailers are often on the front lines of managing payment card fraud. Online businesses face a unique challenge because all purchases are made as a “card not present” transaction. But there are red flags to look out for and security measures to put in place that will help...

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  • Are you using mobile technology to process payments?

    The Gaurdian | September 11, 2013

    A new PayPal app now allows users to pay for products using photo verification. Are you embracing new technology to increase the efficiency of your business? There are now many ways for SMEs to take credit or debit card payments quickly and efficiently. Smartphone technology, whereby customers...

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