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Improving the Holiday Returns Process With Transaction-Based Payments Tokenization

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According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), consumers returned an estimated $428 billion in merchandise to retailers in 2020, approximately 10.6% of total U.S. retail sales in 2020. Following the 2021 holiday season, UPS says it is on track to process more than 60 million return packages between Nov. 14 and Jan. 22 – a 10% over last year. In addition, one in four Americans is expected to make a return.

Looking Ahead: 2022 Predictions for the Payments Industry

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It’s hard to believe that another year has already passed. At OLS Payments, we have seen rapid changes and growth in 2021. Businesses looked to prioritize and overcome payments security challenges. We also saw merchants meet consumers’ growing demands for fast and contactless methods as a result of the pandemic.
Andy Orrock's 5 2022 Payments Trends

Andy Orrock Shares 5 Retailer Payments Trends for 2022

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Andy's article 5 2022 Payments Trends Retailers Need to Know is live on the Retail IT Insights website.
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Your 2021 “Turkey Five” Payments Prep Recipe

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Americans across the country will soon be feasting on turkey, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. In preparation, families bring out their favorite recipes to share with loved ones and get all the ingredients they need for a successful Thanksgiving. And retailers need to do the same.

Thanksgiving kicks off the five biggest shopping days of the year – the Turkey Five. Ahead of the big event, retailers must have their payments processes in place to handle numerous transactions and ensure that security breaches don’t “wreak havoc in the kitchen.”

Payment security doesn't have to be scary

Don’t Get Spooked By Payments Security

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Halloween is just around the corner, which means that costumes, haunted houses, and scary movies will soon be making appearances. But you know what’s even scarier than Halloween? Security breaches that put your business and customers at risk. 
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Flexa Partnership Enables Seamless Digital Currency Acceptance

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According to a study from PYMNTS, crypto ownership has been on the rise, up 63% year over year. The study also found that more than half of current or former crypto owners made at least one purchase with digital currency last year. Meanwhile, 59% of consumers who have never owned crypto are interested in making a purchase with it in the future.
Sumit Varshney article at PaymentsJournal

Sumit Varshney shares Insights on Avoiding Data Breaches via PaymentsJournal

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In this article contributed to PaymentsJournal, Sumit shares ways for merchants to reduce the impact of data breaches on customer data. Click here to read more.
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Top Payments Industry Trends of 2021, So Far

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The payments landscape has shifted dramatically this past year. These changes were especially quickened by the pandemic as both merchants and consumers continued to look for alternative ways to safely complete transactions.   As Forrester…
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Why Leading Merchants Choose OLS Payments: Enhanced Security, Cost Savings and Flexibility

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For more than 20 years, we’ve worked hard to solve our customers’ challenges and helped them stay at the forefront of emerging payments technology. We understand merchants’ biggest payments challenges and look for solutions that add value to their businesses.

Recently, we shared a blog about how OLS Payments helps businesses add functionality and connectivity to their payments capabilities. Today, we’ll take a look at three other reasons why leading merchants choose OLS Payments as their payments orchestration solution – enhanced security, cost savings and flexibility. These are all key factors that are crucial to the success of a company and can make or break the bottom line.