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A Guide to Finding and Training Your Holiday Sales Staff

A Guide to Finding and Training Your Holiday Sales Staff

The busiest time of year is rapidly approaching. Are you ready for waves of holiday shoppers? More importantly, is your staff ready? The National Retail Foundation anticipates that holiday spending will increase as much as 4.1 percent compared to 2017, with consumers expected to spend an average of $1,007.24. Preparing your sales team early can help you be ready for the rush. Holiday Hiring Best Practices Recruiting and hiring seasonal staff is easier when you follow these practices: Start early: Just like the year’s hit toy, the best seasonal staff are likely to get snapped up…

Why Integrate a Payment API?

Why Integrate a Payment API?

An API, or application program interface, is the set of protocols and tools that let different types of software interface with each other. Developers use APIs to avoid reinventing the wheel every time they want to offer a new feature. Facebook’s API allows users to log onto other sites using their Facebook login credentials, for example. Mailchimp offers a popular API for email list management. And as you may have guessed, PayJunction also offers an API for payment processing. In this guide, we’ll cover how a payment API helps businesses, and what features product managers and independent software…

The Buyer's Guide to Shopping for a POS Terminal

The Buyer's Guide to Shopping for a POS Terminal

Investing in a POS terminal carries obvious benefits. A combined 75 percent of consumers prefer to shop with a credit or debit card, so accepting credit cards opens your business up to a wider market than businesses that only accept cash. Some modern credit card terminals can also process alternative forms of payment, such as mobile payments. One downside is that researching credit card processing terminals can be daunting. What do you really need to know about EMV, NFC and PCI DSS? Consider this guide your key to understanding some of the more technical credit card terminal features that could…

Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Terminals

Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Terminals

If you’re shopping around for a payment processing solution for your business, you may have come across the term “Virtual Terminal.” It sounds fancy enough, but how do you decide whether this web-based Payment Gateway is right for you? What Is a Virtual Terminal? As a business owner, you’re likely familiar with processing customer transactions using a credit card terminal. You swipe, enter or key in card details, and the terminal prints a paper receipt so you can record the transaction. It's the old-school, traditional way to process payments. At a surface level, a Virtual Terminal and the…