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Commerce and Payment Trends Impacting Retail
March 26, 2018 at 3:43 pm

In the increasingly complex world of commerce and payments, staying apprised of industry trends is key. 2017 proved to be a watershed year in commerce, with massive moves in digital penetration across retail and financial services, continued evolution of the retail shopping experience, advances in IOT channels, payment industry consolidation and beyond. From smaller footprint stores to subscription commerce, as well as further retail consolidation and the convergence of retail and technology (e.g., artificial intelligence, blockchain), learn how to prepare your business to optimize sales and profits in an evolving industry.

Gift Cards Are Changing the Shopping Experience
January 26, 2018 at 10:28 am

Gift cards may not be new in the world of retail, but the ways shoppers and retailers are putting them to use is rapidly evolving, according to First Data’s 2017 Prepaid Consumer Insights Study. Customers and retailers alike are finding creative new ways to jump on the “branded currency” wagon. For shoppers, gift cards offer…