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November 13, 2017

While mobile payments are steadily increasing in prevalence and usage, only about 10% of customers regularly use them. This means tech companies are trying to come up with new ways to make usage easier or more appealing for the other 90% of customers not using, so that mobile payments can become more of a major player in the industry. 

Although 10% is a substantial portion of the market for such a new payment option, it is nowhere near what it could be, assuming most people would prefer the ease that comes with this form of payment. Tech firms are trying to innovate and discover new solutions that would draw people in and compel t...

November 6, 2017

Years ago, terminals were far less complex and really only had one use: to accept payments. Now, they have adapted and progressed so much that a terminal can be the anchor of your business, with far more abilities than its predecessors. Your terminal can be more than just a way to accept payment from a customer. It can help take your business to new heights through customer insight and back-end capabilities. 

A smarter terminal can help you better adapt to customer needs. Take stock of what kinds of payments are coming through your door, do you accept them all? As customer preferences change, your paying options should reflect the...

October 18, 2017

Visa recently conducted a study concerning how customers prefer to pay, called the “How We Will Pay” study, which focused around the preferences of those who own wearable payment devices, like the new Fitbit Ionic. As wearable devices become more prevalent, we are beginning to see connecting thoughts. This study illuminated correlations between the type of payment method customers use and what kind of preferences they have in regards to paying, efficiency, and concerns. 

Wearables are the next big thing. They make paying as easy as ever for customers through devices like Apple Watches,  Samsung Gear S3s, and now Fitbits. As they g...

September 18, 2017

Mobile phones aren’t the only devices offering on-the-go payment anymore, Fitbit has gotten in on the action with the new Fitbit Ionic, and VISA has just enabled payments through it! The Fitbit Ionic is Fitbit’s first smartwatch, and in an effort to appeal to those who prefer cashless payments Fitbit has ingrained NFC technology into it, creating a much simpler transaction for all users.

Payments will be made through Fitbit Pay, their new payment function, and users can attach their VISA debit or credit cards by loading them onto the Fitbit companion app. Transactions will happen in the same manner as traditional NFC payments, wit...

August 30, 2017

As data breaches and malware increase globally, it can feel like no company is safe, with even large chain franchises being targeted. While there is always the possibility, it’s as important as ever to make sure your card data is as secure as possible. Some businesses can fall victim to the weaknesses in their card payment systems, and the damage is irreparable. Even if a breach is resolved, many tend to lose trust in your brand. It’s as important as ever to make sure your business has effective security in place to ensure your business doesn’t experience this! 

It is vital to be sure your terminals and technology is updated with...

July 5, 2017

By now, most are familiar with the EMV chip, as almost everyone has been issued a new card by their bank containing one. EMV cards are equipped with a microchip that holds your account information, and is read whenever you dip your card in a terminal. This chip ensures your card is safer and better encrypted than its predecessor, the mag stripe card. Chip cards have been around for over a decade, but have mainly been present in Europe, where fraud declined by around 50% once instated. The US has been filtering out magnetic stripe cards for chip cards in the past few years, once Europay, MasterCard, and Visa banded together to cre...

June 26, 2017

You can’t deny that new technological advances are increasing every moment, and one of these changes over the years has been the ATM. The original ATM was created back in the 1960’s, and only accepted customers of that specific bank, and excluded many technological features we know now. Now, it is 2017 and things have changed for the better, allowing the consumer to do business easier, faster, and more securely. Recently, Bitcoin ATMs have become the new advancement across the United States. Bitcoins are a type of modern currency that do not need banks to get involved. It is a transactional process that does not include fees and...

April 12, 2017

When it comes to EMV and the smart technology that is equipped within it, EMV, also known as EuroPay, MasterCard, Visa is becoming more of a necessity. More and more businesses are being required to enable this technology. EMV is its own computer chip that encrypts its own unique transaction code for each consumer that can’t be replicated. Now you may ask yourself, what's in it for business, and not just the consumers? There are a number of benefits for a company that takes on EMV integration! Have your company invest in one system with an abundance of benefits.

Security: This is one of EMV’s top benefits for your business, as wel...

March 6, 2017

Here at PayHub, we provide businesses with the ability to accept mobile payments! We offer a number of services that easily and seamlessly give your business the ability to accept payments on the go. 

One of our unique sectors within mobile processing is the mobile ordering feature for food and drinks. Restaurants, cafes, and other small businesses can really boost their revenue if they use this neat feature that’s available as a service on many of our devices. It has been proven that companies who provide online ordering have doubled their revenue. Along with online ordering, mobile processing has increased sales tremendousl...

February 13, 2017

With technology on the rise, payment trends have evolved and improved, helping ease the process for both merchants and consumers. Below we are going to list 5 of the biggest payment processing trends of 2017. 

  1. Mobile Payments: More and more companies are hopping on board to use mobile payment processing. You’ll find many popular brands are now mobile wallet-compatible to make paying easy for customers at the touch of their hands, and on many different mobile devices too. 

  2. Cloud-Based POS Systems: POS systems are helpful as they make business owners and customers lives easier, accepting different types of payment methods l...

December 21, 2016

The new innovation for fast package delivery is here and it’s in the form of a mobile app called Roadie. Roadie is the first-on-the way delivery network, with a strong resemblance to Uber, but for delivery services. This is an app that covers a lot of ground through mobile payment processing. Whether you need a package sent five minutes away or 500 miles away, Roadie just may have you covered. It involves 4 simple steps of reinventing the shipping business. You first create a "Gig" -- the actual shipment or  package -- and post it in the mobile app selecting where it is coming from and where it is going to. Once this is completed...

December 19, 2016

How would you feel if you walked into a convenience store where you didn’t have to wait in line and there was no register or check out machine required when entering? This is about to become a reality due to Amazon’s new venture. Amazon is launching a grocery store called Amazon Go where cash registers and lines are completely absent. 

Customers can now collect all the items they need with no hassle. The checkout processing subsequent purchase is sent to the customer's Amazon account. It’s there that the orders are processed and completed after the shopping, involving no work for consumers. The items you choose are gathered using...

November 28, 2016

Who doesn’t want to make instant cash? A new innovation called ecoATM just hit the market and lets anyone turn their phones into cash whenever you may choose. ecoATM collects unwanted electronics like cell phones, MP3 players, and tablets for cash at your convenience, and is currently the only automated kiosk available to do this. ecoAtm's main goal is not to gather these items and make a profit, but to help make an environmental change in the world. ecoATM recognized that at the end of 2015 there were 422 million idle or inactive mobile devices and only 99 million were recycled. As a result, ecoATM was born to allow people a way...

October 5, 2016

One way or another, everyone has heard of the application called Uber. This app is changing the game in many areas by providing a cheaper mode of transportation than the standard taxis. While also becoming the most popular application for transportation for college kids to get around campus, business journeys, or just the average person trying to get from point A to B, we can all see that it is taking over the transportation scene. Continuing to innovate, Uber also added a new feature called UberEATS, where it allows you to “get the food you want, from the local restaurants you love, delivered at Uber speed”.

This company is also...

October 3, 2016

Whether your business is a small gas station or a huge corporation, every company wants to increase their sales one way or another. Due to this desire, some gas stations and convenience stores have decided to reach a new market that may open up a new avenue to help them expand their profits and benefit their customers. This new market that these stations and stores have tapped into is mobile commerce. Smartphones are around us at all times, and because of this gas stations have decided to provide a service that lets you pay with your smartphone, making pumping gas quicker and more secure. No one wants to sit around at a gas stati...

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