It’s the week of the 4th of July, America! Are you ready? Let’s see…
BBQ supplies? Check. Red, white and blue decorations? Check. Gas for the boat? Check.
Whoa, wait a minute….that’s a lot of checks! And who carries a checkbook in their swimsuit pocket anyway? That seems almost un-American, doesn’t it?
Let’s face it, this isn’t 1776. Most of us would consider ourselves lucky to find $20 in our wallet. These days, EVERYONE carries plastic – and even the lemonade vendor at the Independence Day parade is accepting debit and credit cards for payment.
Paymentsource.com’s recent article explains how payment processors keep up with changing consumer preferences by introducing new point of sale, E-commerce and mobile payment technologies, demonstrating just how capable computers, tablets and smartphones are at handling payments – and at creating benefits like shorter wait times at stores.
Payment options for consumers on the go can have an astounding effect on a business’ bottom line. Take Starbucks, for example. A household name in the U.S. and a pioneer in mobile payments, the company is revealing impressive stats with its mobile payments app, showing $45 million in payments a week, with 10% of its U.S. payments being made from a phone.
At Bluefin, we offer every type of payment to meet a customer’s preference – and fill their firework order. Whether you need a mobile app or a virtual terminal for your tablet or even a quick and easy E-commerce page that you can put on your website in just minutes, Bluefin has merchants covered. You can accept credit and debit cards anytime, anywhere, so that you are always ready for the holiday rush.
So, leave your checkbooks at home, bring your credit cards, and don’t forget your phone! It’s America’s Birthday! Time to party (and purchase) 2013-style.