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
Welcome to the Fall issue of Momentum. We’ve included articles from several retail and payments experts to provide a broad view of the current payments landscape.
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.
As we move toward the holiday season, the fall issue of Mosaic gives you an overview of what Discover is doing to help you and your business succeed.
We’re excited to announce that the Discover debit card was issued recently through Cadence Bank. On page 2, you’ll learn about the Discover debit card and see the what the cards look like. As other banks begin issuing the cards, you’ll likely see them at your point of sale.
Pairing fine wine with flowers makes Sciandrone’s Classic Touch unique.
Carolyn Wheeler began accepting Discover at Sciandrone’s Classic Touch in 1991. “There was a big demand for it,” she says. “We cater to a lot of travelers who prefer to pay with Discover. They’re always grateful when they hear we accept it.” Read More
Not your grandmother’s teahouse, Fava Tea Company sells unique custom blends
Customers who visit Fava Tea Company can say “Cheerio” to the old way of thinking about tea. Instead, owners Bryan and Melissa Stafford offer their guests more than 350 varieties of loose-leaf tea and an endless selection of custom blends either in bulk or brewed on location. What began with a conversation around the dinner table has grown from a 1,000-square-foot store in 2007 into three much larger locations around the Milwaukee, WI area. Read More
Unique boutique supports more than 20 local artists and holds unexpected treasures.
A shopper at Payton’s Closet might come in looking for a locally made gift for a friend, and then stumble upon a whimsical outfit for their child. This eclectic shop in historic downtown Liberty, Missouri, seems to offer something for everyone in a friendly, comfortable setting.
Owner Lisa Adams opened Payton’s Closet six years ago. “I just decided to go ahead and do this,” she says. Being a small business owner gives Lisa the flexibility to do things her own way, like extending her business hours during warmer weather and having a booth at the town’s fall festival. She also faces the same challenges that other local merchants do, trying to make a profit in a tough economy.
Welcome to the Summer issue of Momentum, with news from across the payments industry.
There’s a lot to report on this season. Merchant call centers have recently become a favorite target of fraudsters who prey on friendly, helpful phone representatives. Our article describes the technology that’s available to help mitigate this problem. Read More
Discover cardmembers prove to be loyal customers at this Kansas City bakery
“Life is short. Eat cupcakes,” says the sign at the entrance, and that lighthearted attitude seems to define the ambience at Big Momma’s Bakery-Cafe. Co-owners Jackie Buycks and her younger sister Joyce named the place after Joyce’s mother-in-law, who created the recipe for their legendary cinnamon rolls.
Over time, Jackie has noticed the customers who prefer to pay with Discover, and they are different. They are loyal to the Discover brand because they like the Cashback Bonus rewards, and they’re loyal to Big Momma’s because they can pay with their Discover card. Read More
With the desire to save more and spend less, U.S. consumer behavior has changed – paving the way for prepaid. Factors contributing to this change include the economic, regulatory, and governmental environment. The recession has decreased the overall available credit, banking regulations have increased, and federal programs are looking for cost saving initiatives. As a result, prepaid has become a more appropriate payment form for non-traditional markets, seeing an increase in usage by 53% since 2009. ¹
The Summer issue of Mosaic newsletter contains a wealth of information on the subject of digital marketing. Building on our cover story, we address the importance of optimizing your email ads for viewing on a mobile device, and look at digital marketing as a loyalty resource for merchants. Read More