Entries by mstoddart

Six Reasons Why You Should Be Accepting Credit Cards

by Axis Payments If you are a business owner still thinking about offering a credit and debit card payment option to your customers and clients, here are six reasons for you to consider. They can all help your bottom line by bringing more money to your business. 1 – Fostering the Image of Your Business […]

Will This Be The Most Secure Holiday Shopping Season Ever?

by Axis Payments Last year, over one hundred million Americans had their sensitive financial data breached when they did their holiday shopping at a popular discount store. That is a lot of angry people and they slapped the retailer with at least two class-action law suits. More criminals are targeting the U.S. for credit card […]

Which NFC POS Platform Is Best?

Are you using mobile transactions yet? This encompasses mobile point-of-sale services like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay. They all work using NFC (near field communication) technology and you now have several options…but which is the best? It’s difficult to say, but the top 3 platforms all have their pros and cons. Apple Pay, […]

America Is A Little More European Now

by Axis Payments Despite our close political and economic ties, Americans have traditionally considered themselves distinctly different from Europe. However, when it comes to credit cards, on October 1st America became more like Europe and that’s probably a good thing. Smart Cards Our friends across the pond have for years benefited from a new generation […]

An Early Look At Post-EMV Readiness

by Axis Payments Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) is a global standard for credit and debit cards. In the United States, liability shifts related to the cards went into effect October 1, 2015. However, many experts in the industry say that the migration to EMV use has been slower to occur in the United States […]

The Hidden Margins Created By Gift Cards

Gift cards are arguably the most popular gift to give, especially during the holidays. Case in point: a 2013 study by Accenture found that 56 percent of gift givers planned to give gift cards, making it the most commonly given gift. Furthermore, 33 percent of gift givers buy more than six gift cards each holiday […]