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Sekure is fortunate to be providing payment processing software to thousands of mechanics and repair shops across the nation. Among these merchants, the most popular credit card terminal is the Verifone Vx520. While this is an excellent machine and has served the purposes of these merchants well, it has just been announced that it has been discontinued. This means that, while you’ll still be able to use it, you won’t be able to get assistance if you run into any problems.
Gyms, along with restaurants, movie theatres, and hotels, have borne the brunt of the pandemic, as have just about all businesses in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector. Case in point: a 2020 McKinsey report noted that this and other most-affected sectors might not hit their pre-pandemic stride until 2024 or even 2025.
As the owner of a cat with a chronic illness, I am no stranger to my veterinarian. We were lucky that throughout the pandemic Big Moose, my cat, did not have any serious flare up of his illness. That said, I still got to see how our vet practice navigated lockdown measures while still providing necessary care, medicine, and products to their clients every time I had to head to the clinic to buy Big Moose’s specially prescribed food. It was clear during those interactions that the pandemic has not impacted the dedication these professionals have to their career, as well as to their clients and their owners.
As is the case with every new year, in January 2020 I was full of hope, optimism, and resolutions that would predictably evaporate by January 14th. By the time March rolled around, the comfort and familiarity of my day-to-day life were well and truly established and talk of the virus overseas was nothing more than a murmur. And then the world came to an abrupt and jarring stop.
According to a recent report published by Grand View Research, the Point Of Sale terminal market is projected to grow to $130.91 billion by 2028. The expected increase is driven by an increase in the volume of card transactions and the demand for contactless payment options.