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From scorching residential real estate to skyrocketing lumber prices, this year has been a crazy one for the construction industry. As 2021 nears a close, what can we expect for 2022? The question most players in the construction industry are asking is likely “Will building materials drop in price.” In this article, Sekure takes out its crystal ball and sees what the new year will bring from several of the construction industry’s leading sectors.
This year has been punctuated by a supply-chain squeeze, lumber and labor shortages, soaring bitcoin prices, intense inflation, and a torrid residential real estate market. As 2021 fades into the rearview and 2022 comes into focus, what can we expect business-wise in the new year? Here’s Sekure’s take on the trends that will shape business in 2022.
Ecommerce sales have skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic, which, according to IBM, has accelerated the shift to online shopping by an astounding five years. Brick-and-mortar merchants that failed to take advantage of this shift have missed a massive opportunity. It’s not too late to make a move, though. An ecommerce platform like BigCommerce is a quick and easy way to get online. Whether you’re a retailer with an existing website looking to boost online sales or a business that is late to the game and wants to tap into ecommerce sales, an all-in-one solution is a great way to do it.
Malfunctioning equipment is a major pain point for merchants. It can lead to frustrated customers, lost sales, and unnecessary down time. If your business runs on the Square app, terminal, or register, you’ve likely come across many error codes and error messages and had to troubleshoot on the fly. This article looks at three of Square’s products and services and how to troubleshoot some of the most common issues.
The buy now, pay later (BNPL) landscape is getting interesting. Amazon recently announced that it’s teaming up with Affirm to allow customers to pay for purchases with installments. Affirm’s stock popped, as might be expected, nearly doubling from early-summer lows. Future cash flows for the company are looking quite rosy indeed.