While it’s too soon after the holidays to expect a detailed accounting of your sales, most of you probably have a good idea of what your results will be. Mobile shopping has grown in popularity, however you may have noticed a high number of abandoned mobile sales. In the Winter issue, our article about remarketing campaigns provides solutions to help increase your percentage of completed mobile sales.
Until fairly recently, the primary use of campus cards was for identification and access around campus. With campus prepaid programs, payment functionality can be added to student IDs to offer a comprehensive, all-in-one financial tool to be used for everything from meal plans and copy machines to financial aid. This additional functionality has seen success in the Gen Y segment, who make up 18% of prepaid card holders, because it is convenient, relevant, and integrated into their everyday life.¹
2013 was another strong year for acceptance growth at Discover. Thanks to the hard work of our merchant teams, over 1 million new merchant outlets worldwide were added, resulting in a total merchant footprint of over 25 million.
Elite Sports Clubs appeal to a wide demographic and create loyalty by listening to what their members want
Jennifer Reyes began taking tennis lessons at Elite Sports Clubs in 1998. When her children got older and Jennifer went back to work, she became director of the preschool at an Elite location in the Milwaukee area. Her background was in retail purchasing, and eventually she brought that experience into the fitness arena with the opening of the Pro Shop at Elite. Read More
The alliance will give Discover and Diners Club International (DCI) cardholders access to over 16,000 ATMs in Vietnam, giving consumers more cash access points.
This is a significant step towards growing our international acceptance footprint.
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A family business steeped in history also embraces contemporary trends
As a fifth-generation business owner, Sam Watts is constantly balancing tradition with innovation. While he knows it’s important to keep the familiar look and feel at George Watts & Son, Inc., he also recognizes the need to stay current with the preferences of modern consumers. Read More
Family-run business goes the extra mile to take the pain out of auto repairs
Patrick Paul was more or less born into his father’s auto body business, just a few months after Mell Paul’s Body Shop was founded in 1977. Now Patrick is running the business, and he’s committed to providing his customers the best possible service he can. Read More
With increasing domestic and international transaction fees from network partners, BCcard explored alternative options, allowing them to maintain control of transactions, expand internationally, and achieve greater cost savings. Working together, Discover and BCcard launched the BC Global Card, giving BCcard the control and flexibility they needed.
A familiar atmosphere and specialized treatments set Dunwoody Wellness Center apart
The staff at Dunwoody Wellness Center takes a long-term approach to their clients’ health, providing massage therapy, chiropractic therapeutic massage and medical skin care. “We have the opportunity to impact folks directly and give them something that improves their quality of life,” says Vlad Gornstein, owner. “People come here for that one-on-one treatment that we’re known for, kind of like Cheers, where everybody knows your name.” Read More
The article from Kohl’s reminds us of the importance of saying “yes” to customers at every opportunity. In this consumer centric payments industry, merchants need to find ways to give their customers what they want while still making a profit.