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The go-local movement, which was gaining traction even before the pandemic, has built even more momentum over the last year. In fact, many Americans are rebelling against the dominance of online retail behemoths and big-box stores, choosing instead to support the local economy. As a merchant—or even as someone looking to start a new income stream in 2021—this expanding niche is an area worth considering.
In 2019, a major retailer was exploring how to launch a curbside-delivery business over an 18-month span. When the COVID-19 lock-down hit, the delivery model went live in two days.
You’re a business owner, so let’s assume you like to get paid. This article provides a brief overview of your traditional terminals and POS systems, outlines the pros and cons of each, and helps you decide which might be best suited to your business.
Repeat customers are a business’s best friend—and for a few reasons. Among other things, they spend more money, they are easier to sell to and they promote your business.
Since customers are increasingly using their phones and contactless cards to make payments, using a mobile, contactless terminal will allow you to reach more customers, especially if you’re a retail store or restaurant owner. Moreover, in an era of COVID-19, where social distancing and shelter-in-place orders are in effect, having a mobile terminal will be handy for curbside pick-ups and deliveries.
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