In today’s CardFlash News Que: BUZZPOINTS (Mills); SHIFT4 (Darien); CASHSTAR (webinar); and TECHNAVIO (POS).
BUZZ POINTS – Buzz Points, a leader in connecting local businesses, community financial institutions and consumers through rewards, announced that Mills County State Bank, an FDIC-insured hometown bank headquartered in Goldthwaite will introduce the Buzz Points shop local loyalty and rewards program to its customers throughout Mills, Brown and Hamilton counties. Free for consumers, Buzz Points allows bank customers to earn rewards while supporting the local economy by using their debit and credit card for everyday shopping.
SHIFT 4 – Shift4 announced the successful integration of its DOLLARS ON THE NET payment gateway into the lodging facilities of Darien Lake Amusement Park. Shift4 seamlessly installed tokenization, P2PE, and online reservation security solutions for the resort.The transition to Shift4 began when new management at Darien Lake, located 30 miles outside Buffalo, N.Y., desired immediate changes to the payment processing system in the park’s lodging areas. Darien Lake’s lodging facilities can accommodate more than 7,000 guests daily, so they needed a fast, secure, and reliable payment gateway that could handle a high volume of transactions. Within a month of integrating DOLLARS ON THE NET into Darien Lake’s PAR Springer-Miller system, the SMS|Host, the deployment facilitated the park’s first ever Cyber Monday lodging promotion, bringing in a record 1,400 reservations in 48 hours.
CASHSTAR – CashStar, the industry-leading provider of prepaid commerce solutions, will co-host a webinar with Mercator Advisory Group to help merchants understand what they need to be doing to keep pace in the rapidly evolving mobile payments market. This webinar will take a deeper look into why a mobile wallet strategy is important, advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches that merchants can take, and the role of prepaid technologies. The session will also address the critical challenges merchants face in a mobile payments-enabled world, including adapting to technological innovation, managing risk, and providing customer service.
TECHNAVIO – TechNavio has released “Global POS Terminals Market in the Hospitality Sector 2015-2019” report to their offering. The report forecasts the revenue of the global POS terminals market in the hospitality sector to grow at a CAGR of 14.76% in terms of revenue during 2014-2019. This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global POS terminal market in the hospitality sector for 2015-2019. The report considers the revenue generated from the shipments of POS terminals in the hospitality sector including fixed POS terminals and wireless POS terminals. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.