Wood oven pizza is a crowd favorite in Yuba City, California, at the Rolling Stone Pizza Company. The authentic Italian pizza company offers dine in, take out, take and bake, and a full-service catering option for customers. But, after almost a decade in business, Rolling Stone Pizza Company started losing business to national chains with proprietary mobile ordering apps. As a small business lacking resources to develop their own app, the restaurant was worried about how they could keep their business competitive.
Corn Xpress is an agricultural vending machine open 24/7 to the public that accepts cash, credit and debit cards. Founded by a trio of Mississippi medical professionals with a passion for the outdoors, Corn Xpress allows grain producers to sell their products directly to customers—instead of selling their corn and other grain to an elevator.
Omnichannel has become an industry buzzword to describe a seamless customer experience over multiple channels. 75% to 80% of consumers buy across mediums—meaning they might try out products in-store, research online, engage a self-service kiosk, purchase on their mobile device, etc. In response, merchants are continually expanding their consumer strategy to include multiple purchasing channels (omnichannel) and integrate different methods of shopping into a seamless experience.
Creatively marketing and selling new products and services presents a daily challenge in the payments industry. Priority Payment Systems is hosting the Priority University (U) 2017 Road Show to showcase new and expanded revenue opportunities with your merchants.
In a recent PaymentsSource article, Kate Fitzgerald notes, “Unattended payment terminals have been among the last to see action in the U.S. migration to EMV, partly because their average low ticket values aren’t a big magnet for card fraud and operators are reluctant to plow money into new hardware in a low-margin business.”
Whether you’re a new business just starting out, a one-man shop, or a purveyor of mobile goods and services, it’s important to have a payment solution you can count on. Today, with new payments technology constantly evolving, being able to accept the latest forms of payment is essential to business growth.
We are entering into the home stretch of 2015, and while the year isn’t over yet, this has been a very exciting year for Apriva. Through key partnerships, we have made significant strides in the payments industry. We have formed several powerful strategic alliances, integrated with influential worldwide hardware providers, partnered to bring comprehensive payment offerings to unattended markets and delivered EMV payment solutions to a broad range of U.S. customers.
The October deadline for EMV adoption is getting closer every day. While some are concerned that merchants won’t be ready for this seismic shift, others believe it will lead to greater adoption of the latest payment methods.