According to new research 60% of Americans created or used an online account with a retailer in the last 12 months, which suggests convenience ranks top-of-mind for U.S. shoppers. In fact, 47% said they create online accounts because it is quicker and easier to shop.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: AFI (MasterCard); CSI (GBTA); CHASE (homepage); and CHECKALT (First Service CU).
Summer may be a big season for weddings, but a recent online poll by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling© (NFCC©) revealed that many believe smaller is better when it comes to the cost of the celebration. Among those responding, 65% felt that it would be best to have an affordable wedding and skip or…
Square announced Analytics to its complete Register service. The powerful reporting and analytics tool delivers sellers actionable data to increase sales and better serve their customers. Square Analytics integrates the full suite of Square Register products including Pickup, Invoices, and Appointments, making it the most robust point of sale service. Expensive annual fees, tedious set-up processes, and irrelevant, generalized reports have traditionally excluded small business owners from useful information available to larger merchants. Building on the sales data to which Square sellers already have access, the new mobile-optimized Square Analytics delivers information including most-popular items and categories, busiest time of day, and a holistic view of customer spending.
Square added Square Analytics to its complete Register service to provide sellers actionable data to increase sales and better serve their customers. Square Analytics integrates the full suite of Square Register products including Pickup, Invoices, and Appointments, making it the most robust point of sale service. Square Analytics features an analytics homepage to show seller’s business is performing in real time, including which items are the most popular, and how their business is performing compared to others in their industry. It also shows sales trends hourly, daily, and monthly so sellers can consider later hours or stocking up on inventory to avoid missed sales. Sellers can see new vs. returning customers as well as customer frequency, recency, and average customer spend.
Square announced three new ways for sellers to drive more customers to their business and simplify their operations. Square Register is a powerful service offering sellers of all sizes and kinds easy, yet sophisticated technology for creating the best customer experiences and running their business.Research shows that food and beverage is the second most popular category among purchases made on smartphones. And studies show that more people are preferring to use their smartphones to pay for their purchases. Square is helping local business owners match these trends and connect with customers.The new pickup feature on Square Market integrates perfectly with Square Register so sellers can fulfill customer orders in-person and online. Now sellers can run their rush hours efficiently and provide a better customer experience. The pickup feature is available to all sellers at a competitive 8% processing fee per order with an introductory offer at 2.75% through July 1, 2014. Consistent with all of Square’s tools, access and setup are free, and sellers receive payment the next business day.
SumAll partnered Simplify Commerce by MasterCard, allowing its merchant clients to accept e-commerce and mobile commerce payments in a matter of minutes. SumAll’s data visualization service is unique in the world of SaaS (Software as a Service) and now serves more than 100,000 companies from small and medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies. At its heart, SumAll connects data to provide real-time correlations as to what is driving revenue and marketing efforts. The service lets operators leverage their data to make better business decisions, improve sales, increase customer service and maximize their profitability. Adding Simplify Commerce™ by MasterCard to SumAll’s services offers a new dimension to the company’s powerful range of online and offline data partners that, when analyzed together, allow SumAll users to gain unparalleled marketing and business insights.
VeriFone Systems announced its “Way2ride” mobile app that allows New York City taxi passengers to get in, tap, and get out the moment their ride is over. The “Way2ride” is available for iOS and Android smartphones, makes the taxi experience faster and easier for New Yorkers and business travelers by enabling riders to pre-load payment information and preferred tip amounts. Once inside the cab, passengers can pay at any time with a tap of their phone. At the end of the trip, riders can simply get out of the taxi and get on with their day. Digital receipts are stored in the app and accessible at Way2ride.com for easy tagging and expensing of business trips. After the New York launch, VeriFone will be expanding Way2ride acceptance throughout its network of more than 70,000 payment-enabled taxis worldwide. Way2ride uses VeriFone’s patented Zoosh sound-based technology to check passengers into their ride, allowing for secure transmission of payment information through the cloud.
Troy Woods, president and chief operating officer of TSYS, will be presenting at the Deutsche Bank dbAccess 2012 Technology Conference in Las Vegas on September 11. Interested persons may listen to this presentation via a simultaneous Internet broadcast at www.tsys.com by clicking on the link under “Webcasts” on the homepage.
TSYS completed master services agreement, with a minimum six year term, with Bank of America to provide processing services for its consumer credit card portfolios in the U.S. and will continue to process Bank of America’s commercial credit card portfolios in the U.S. and Internationally. For this, Bank of America will utilize TSYS’ “TS2” core payments engine and its customized processing solutions to include risk and financial management and business intelligence delivered through a dedicated support team. TSYS currently processes Bank of America’s commercial and small business card portfolio on its TS2 platform, and that relationship will continue under the new agreement, and plans to complete the conversion of Bank of America’s consumer card portfolio from its in-house processing system in mid-2014.
Philip W. Tomlinson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of TSYS, will be presenting at the Stephens Spring Investment Conference in New York City on Wednesday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Interested persons may listen to this presentation via a simultaneous Internet broadcast at www.tsys.com by clicking on the link under “Webcasts”…
U.S. Bank earned top honors from Keynote Competitive Research as best “Overall Customer Experience” in the 2012 Keynote Online Customer Experience Rankings for Credit Card Prospects, thanks to having placed first customer satisfaction and online adoption- half the criteria. U.S. Bank launched a new credit card homepage on usbank.com in 2011 with easier navigation, improved comparison tools, expanded content for online and mobile banking, an improved online application process and upgraded customer support. Keynote reached its decision having evaluated the US Bank homepage, what they could accomplish there and ease of task.