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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.”

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Top Three Payments Considerations for Grocers

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Fueled by the pandemic, the entire grocery industry is evolving rapidly to offer shoppers faster, easier and safer ways to buy groceries. According to McKinsey, “Powerful trends, including new competitive pressures, technological advances, and evolving consumer attitudes and behaviors, will disrupt the grocery business from coast to coast in the next few years.”

Grocers adapt to changing consumers’ needs by evaluating payments processes and technology to ensure they’re driving a frictionless experience. Whether grocers realize it or not, payments play an essential role in all parts of the shopper’s journey. As they keep up with the rapid evolution, grocers should consider three ways to enhance their payments system.

Ron Barker's article on Seamless Omnchannel payments is live at Total Retail

Ron Barker pens article on Seamless Omnichannel Payments for Total Retail

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Ron's article "Vaulting and Tokenization Are Key to a Seamless Omnichannel Payments Experience" is live at Total Retail. Click here to read it.
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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.

What to Consider When Implementing QR Code Payments

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If you’ve dined out at restaurants or went shopping lately, you may have noticed that more businesses are offering QR code payments. Juniper Research predicts that the use of QR codes for electronic payments will surge over 300% over the next five years.