Implementing new technology or software solutions can be a complex and risky process. To mitigate potential pitfalls and ensure successful deployments, merchants should consider enlisting the help of a trusted third-party testing partner. The key benefits of third-party testing with an industry stalwart like W. Capra should be an integral part of any retailer’s technology…
What Does the New Interchange Legislation Mean For You?
A growing number of states have recently introduced legislation to prohibit charging interchange fees on the sales and excise tax portion of retail transactions. Thus far, there are active bills in the states of Georgia, Florida, Idaho, North Dakota, and Texas, however that number is expected to grow in the near-term future.
Get The Most Out of Tokenization
By replacing sensitive data with tokens, merchants not only reduce the risk of a data breach, they also ensure that even if a hacker (aka “bad guy”) were to access their system, the hacker would only be able to access the tokens, which are useless without corresponding sensitive personal information (SPI).
I have selected an MSP, now what?
Even with clearly articulated service level agreements (SLA) or metrics that you wish to analyze with an MSP, someone within your organization must own that relationship to ensure: one, the knowledge of what those expectations are, and two, that there are feedback loops when expectations are not being met.
First-Party Data Monetization in Convenience and Energy
Many convenience and energy retailers are sitting on a valuable asset that they have not yet fully monetized: first party data. This data, collected from consumer interactions and transactions, can unveil valuable insights into consumer behavior and preferences.
What does the Kroger-Albertsons merger have to do with a Retail Media Network and why does this matter for retailers?
Kroger has been able to tie 96% of their customer transactions to their loyalty rewards card. This scale of addressable consumer data is extremely valuable to marketers of consumer-packaged goods as it can be used to target specific consumers with the right messages about brands or products that are already tied to their personally identifiable…
Should my business leverage Managed Service Providers?
Managed service providers can provide third party expertise to help your business grow at the pace you wish to grow, without the cost and risk of hiring employees at the exact time you need them.
Personalization and Real-time Messaging
The breadth of benefits that personalization can offer range from increasing customer satisfaction by tailoring experiences and product recommendations to elevating conversion rates by presenting relevant content, offers, and recommendations.
Top Trends Every Retailer Should Be Aware of for 2023
2023 marks the fourth year of a decade that began with a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic that transformed the retail industry. As supply chain issues and other economic challenges caused by the pandemic continue to fester, retailers are finding a new normal with hybrid shopping. This means retailers have even more opportunities to create new offerings and…
Keeping an eye on Credit Cards in Congress
Should the CCCA bill pass, there will certainly be available savings on credit card fees from the forced competition, but this will also require significant planning. Adding a second routing option is not as easy as just toggling a switch.
How to Approach Implementing Autonomous Checkout
Though autonomous checkout has demonstrated clear benefits to those who implement it well, the implementation doesn’t come without its challenges. One of the biggest pitfalls we see in self-checkout implementations is the propensity to treat this new technology as we would treat any other POS terminal.
Are you using vendors in your tech stack for the core function they bring to your organization?
In recent years, the industry has witnessed a hybrid approach to the two vendor managements models detailed here. In this hybrid model, a payment orchestration layer or a gateway provides pre-existing, best-in-class integrations for a merchant to leverage.