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The Android Platform: What It Is and How Your Business Can Benefit from It.

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When talking about Android for payments, most people think of a smart POS using the Android Operating System (OS). The devices themselves are a central piece of the puzzle but there is so much more to the Android platform than meets the eye. Understanding the Android Platform and its many components is critical to getting the most out of Android for payments.

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Self-Service Kiosks are Becoming Popular in Restaurants. Here's Why

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According to a report by Tillster, the self-service kiosk market is expected to reach an estimated $30.8 billion by 2024, with a significant portion of that growth coming from the food and beverage industry. Quick Service (QSR) and fast-casual restaurant chains continue to make headlines about plans to implement kiosks.

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Why Should Merchants Invest in P2PE?

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According to new data from Risk Based Security, the instances of data breaches declined in 2020 by 48%. However, it still managed to compromise over 37 billion records (increasing by 141% over 2019). Cardholder data is a tempting target for hackers, and many merchants are looking to bolster their payment security strategies. One of the ways they can achieve this is by implementing point-to-point encryption (P2PE).

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What do Superhero Movies and Agile Payment Solution Roadmaps Have in Common?

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I recently watched Zack Snyder’s Justice League which, despite the long runtime, seemed to fly by and was thoroughly enjoyable. I then reflected on a presentation I did a couple of years ago comparing how well planned the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was compared to DC and their set of movies. One has clear stories, plans that follow a long-term vision to delight moviegoers and satisfy the fans while the other seems to be trying to cram everything into each movie.  

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QR Code Payments: Should Merchants Accept It? Maybe

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In my previous blog post, I discussed the growth of QR codes as a payment method and the different types that are available in the market.

To recap, the first one is a Static QR Code that the merchants display for the consumers to scan and pay. The second one is a Dynamic QR Code – Merchant Displayed – which generates a unique QR code for every transaction for the merchant to display and the consumer to scan and pay. The third one is another Dynamic QR Code format – Consumer Displayed – which generates a unique QR code for every transaction on the consumer’s device for the merchant to scan and accept payment.

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QR Code Payments: What Are They and How Do They Work?

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It’s strange how technology use changes over time. Take the QR code: It has been around for more than a quarter of a century but is only now starting to become more visible in our lives. What began as a simple tool to help Japanese car makers track their inventory around their factories is now everywhere from ticketing to advertising. Soon it will be in our wallets too.

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What is Ecos and What It Means for Merchants?

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Ever since Mastercard announced its efforts to make contactless payments even more secure the industry has been buzzing with questions. From what the technology is to how it will benefit the industry and the players in it. Even though Ecos is in its early stages, it is important to have these conversations and better understand how it applies to everyone from the merchant to the end consumer.

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Develop a Successful Mobile Strategy in Four Steps

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Over the last decade, mobile POS solutions have evolved from being a cost-effective, simple-to-implement solution for the SMB segment to a key component in enhancing the customer experience in enterprise retail environments. According to Juniper Research, the adoption of these solutions will drive annual mobile POS transactions from 28 billion in 2018 to over 87 billion by 2023.

As more businesses gain a competitive edge using mobile POS solutions, you may be wondering how you can reap the same benefits. So, how do you develop a mobile POS strategy that provides the maximum benefit for your business?

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