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Payments Consulting Network Selected as One of Westpac’s 2018 Businesses of Tomorrow Posted on: 25-07-2018

Payments Consulting Network Selected as One of Westpac’s 2018 Businesses of Tomorrow

Payments Consulting Network – which runs Merchant Pricing Hub – has been selected as one of Westpac’s 2018 Businesses of Tomorrow.

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Boost Your Business's Online Credibility Posted on: 20-07-2018

Boost Your Business's Online Credibility

Based on Shopping Insights study by Google, 87% of shopping research happens online, yet 92% of goods are still purchased in-store. This is why it is vital to boost your company’s online credibility.

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Square is Partnering with BoQ to Help More Small Businesses Get Started Posted on: 19-07-2018

Square is Partnering with BoQ to Help More Small Businesses Get Started

New Bank of Queensland small business customers who sign up for business banking services will now receive a free Square reader with free payments processing for their first $1000 of sales.

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Just Make a Fist to Pay for Your Groceries and Coffee Posted on: 18-07-2018

Just Make a Fist to Pay for Your Groceries and Coffee

Bankwest's Halo ring for making payments has been a huge hit. “The ring lets customers pay from conventional accounts by making a fist and ‘punching’ the payment terminal,” says Bankwest chief technology officer Sean Langton.

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How Can Merchants Boost Sales…Securely? Posted on: 13-07-2018

How Can Merchants Boost Sales…Securely?

Merchant Pricing Hub spoke to IntegraPay’s CTO Tony Braden about the ways merchants can protect themselves while maximising online sales.

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NAB Merchants STIPed Posted on: 11-07-2018

NAB Merchants STIPed

At about 8am AEST on Saturday 26 May 2018, NAB’s card accepting devices – merchant terminals and ATMs – went offline. STIP, saved a number of NAB merchants from lost business during the four hour outage.

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Picture this: Instagram Payments Posted on: 05-07-2018

Picture this: Instagram Payments

In the near future, direct payments will be possible via the image sharing service Instagram. How well developed is this feature and what does it mean for merchants?

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Why Startups Need to Make Payments Experience a Priority Posted on: 04-07-2018

Why Startups Need to Make Payments Experience a Priority

Retail experienced the largest year to year growth and eCommerce represented 13% of total retail sales. That trend is only expected to grow. And if you’re a startup, it’s absolutely vital your payment experience is user-friendly.

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The Shift to a Digital Economy in Australia is Accelerating Posted on: 03-07-2018

The Shift to a Digital Economy in Australia is Accelerating

Australian Payments Network's The Digital Economy milestones report reveals the shift to a digital economy in Australia is accelerating.

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What if the Whole Internet was an eCommerce Site? Posted on: 02-07-2018

What if the Whole Internet was an eCommerce Site?

Braintree released a new suite of tools that enable ‘contextual commerce’, where shoppers can buy a product online from a brand or retailer without needing to go to their specific website.

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Alipay Reaches 10,000 Merchants in Australia and NZ Posted on: 29-06-2018

Alipay Reaches 10,000 Merchants in Australia and NZ

Alipay has just achieved a significant milestone locally, with more than 10,000 merchants in Australia and New Zealand now accepting the payment method.

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80% of Australians Prefer Digital Payment Methods Posted on: 27-06-2018

80% of Australians Prefer Digital Payment Methods

One in five Australians prefer to use cash when making purchases and the majority of the country’s population is turning to digital payments - based on a new report from Colmar Brunton, commissioned by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

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Australians Embrace Card Payments at Unattended Terminals according to TNS Report Posted on: 22-06-2018

Australians Embrace Card Payments at Unattended Terminals according to TNS Report

Based on a TNS survey, 77% of Australian consumers want unattended kiosks or vending machines to accept both card and cash payments and a significant number are willing to use wearable devices (41%) or digital wallets (47%) at these locations.

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Australian Fintech Afterpay Touch Debuted in the US with 50 Retailers Posted on: 21-06-2018

Australian Fintech Afterpay Touch Debuted in the US with 50 Retailers

Afterpay debuted in the US recently with 50 retailers which are in varying stages of integration. It was set to commence in the US as an online only platform with an intention to introduce in-store capability in due course.

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6 Reasons to Use Multiple Payment Service Providers Posted on: 20-06-2018

6 Reasons to Use Multiple Payment Service Providers

Many merchants choose a single Payment Service Provider and then find themselves at a disadvantage if they can’t dynamically keep up with changing customer preferences. This is one of the many compelling reasons to work with more than one PSP.

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The Ease of Digital Payments is Helping Lift Donations to Charities Posted on: 18-06-2018

The Ease of Digital Payments is Helping Lift Donations to Charities

World Vision Australia now offers contactless payment experiences.The charity has found that since taking the majority of transactions online, there has been an uplift in business and community impact.

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5 Surprising Findings About How People Actually Buy Clothes and Shoes Posted on: 14-06-2018

5 Surprising Findings About How People Actually Buy Clothes and Shoes

Retail has been constantly reinventing itself, and participants race to keep up with what feels like a series of epic shifts in consumer preferences. To get a clearer picture, HBR studied actual decisions made by 1,500 apparel and footwear shoppers.

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Why Fishbowl, One of Sydney’s Fastest-Growing Food Chains, is Going Cashless Posted on: 13-06-2018

Why Fishbowl, One of Sydney’s Fastest-Growing Food Chains, is Going Cashless

Fishbowl prides itself on efficiency, cleanliness and style. But its latest push to become still cooler and less wasteful could prove divisive: the stores are currently in the process of becoming completely cashless.

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Tyro ‘Tap & Save’ Merchants Achieve Up to 20 Percent Savings Posted on: 12-06-2018

Tyro ‘Tap & Save’ Merchants Achieve Up to 20 Percent Savings

Tyro has achieved over 10 percent conversion of existing merchants and solid increase in new merchant sign ups since its launch of least cost routing in March 2018.

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Best POS Systems Posted on: 08-06-2018

Best POS Systems

Find the POS system that helps you run your business by accepting payments, recording transaction data, tracking inventory and more. Here's what you need to know about fees, terms and features.

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Top 10 Business Advantages of Accepting Payments Online Posted on: 07-06-2018

Top 10 Business Advantages of Accepting Payments Online

If you have created a website for selling some products or services, then implementing an online payment solution could be a good idea to increase your business prospects.

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Four Trends In the Retail World and How to Utilise Them Posted on: 06-06-2018

Four Trends In the Retail World and How to Utilise Them

There are many predictions about customer expectations and new trends. We always hear that online shopping affected the customer expectations highly and retailers have to improve their service according to the rapidly changing consumer habits.

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5 Best Cafe POS Systems for 2018 Posted on: 05-06-2018

5 Best Cafe POS Systems for 2018

The top 5 Cafe POS systems all deliver a good core set of features that any cafe or small eatery can put to good use. Which is best for you comes down to fine details.

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2018 Retail Technology Trends Posted on: 04-06-2018

2018 Retail Technology Trends

In 2018 retailers will look beyond traditional engagement channels to facilitate the sharing of thoughts and feedback in more creative and intuitive ways.

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The Best Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems of 2018 Posted on: 29-05-2018

The Best Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems of 2018

PC Mag compares point-of-sale (POS) software solutions focused on the restaurant vertical, which run the gamut from on-premises servers to mobile and cloud-deployed.

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MYOB and BPAY Join Forces to Offer a New Payment Option for Australian Small Businesses Posted on: 28-05-2018

MYOB and BPAY Join Forces to Offer a New Payment Option for Australian Small Businesses

MYOB’s customer data shows that, on average, businesses take 42.6 days to get paid, while those who convert to MYOB merchants and accept electronic payments directly through the platform are paid in under 10 days.

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2018: The Quest Toward Seamless Retail Posted on: 24-05-2018

2018: The Quest Toward Seamless Retail

According to Adyen, 63% of shoppers would also shop more often if they can do things like return items in a store that they bought from online and 86% want to be able to exchange or return digitally purchased items.

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Square Boosts Australian Business with New HQ and Engineering Hub Posted on: 23-05-2018

Square Boosts Australian Business with New HQ and Engineering Hub

Square is expanding its Australian operation, by launching the company’s first engineering hub outside of North America in Melbourne.

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PingData wins CeBIT - PitchFest 2018 Posted on: 22-05-2018

PingData wins CeBIT - PitchFest 2018

CeBIT awarded PingData as 2018’s winner - a company who wants to digitise the world’s paper receipts.

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$260 Billion are Recoverable through Checkout Optimisations Posted on: 21-05-2018

$260 Billion are Recoverable through Checkout Optimisations

Based on a recent study by Baymard Institute, 28% of US onlineshoppers have abandoned an order solely due to a “too long/complicated checkout process.”

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